• Grand Del Mar Pool
  • Grand Del Mar Aerial Clubhouse
  • Grand Del Mar Golf Course

Thank you for seeing us at AM90! We appreciate your support of our association and the fresh produce industry. See you next year in Kauai!

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Special Guests

President/CEO, Nickel Family LLC

Jim is the President of two water districts, and sits on the Board of three additional water agencies.

Cooperative Extension Specialist, UC Davis

Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam is a genomics and biotechnology researcher and Cooperative Extension Specialist in the Department of Animal Science at University of California, Davis.

President, Roots of Change

Michael R. Dimock, president of Roots of Change (ROC), is a national food movement organizer and thought leader on food and farming systems needed for the 21st Century.

The Supermarket Guru

Known as The Supermarket Guru®, Phil Lempert is a distinguished author, speaker and media personality who for more than 25 years has been provided

Former United States District Judge

Oliver W. Wanger is a member of Wanger Jones Helsley PC in Fresno, California, and is a former United States District judge. As a trial lawyer, Judge Wanger practices...

Partner, Duane Morris LLP

Thomas M. Berliner is partner at Duane Morris LLP and chair of their Energy, Environment and Resources Practice Group.

Senior Fellow, Morrison Institute ASU

Grady Gammage, Jr. is a part time academic, a practicing lawyer, an author, a sometime real estate developer and a former elected official.

Director, PPIC Water Policy Center

Ellen Hanak is director of the PPIC Water Policy Center and a senior fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California.

Fox Business Network Anchor

For more than 35 years, journalist, economist and popular news anchor, Stuart Varney has been a fixture in global and national economic news.

Chef/Owner, Twenty Eight Restaurant & Lounge

Chef Shirley Chung is the chef owner of Twenty Eight restaurant and lounge in Irvine California.

Stringify, co-founder and CTO

Dave Evans is a futurist—a passionate evangelist who shares his vision of technology’s evolution in anticipation of the coming decades.

Stand-up Comedian

With more than 20 years as a stand-up comedian, Tom Papa has found success in film, television and radio as well as on the live stage.

Event Schedule

For the full listing of event sponsors, please click here.

Sunday, November 8, 2015 Event Location
01:00pm to 07:00pm Sunday Registration Desk West Foyer A
01:00pm to 03:30pm Executive Committee Meeting Burgundy
04:30pm to 05:30pm VIP Sponsor Reception – Invitation only Elizabeth Capella
05:30pm to 07:00pm Welcome Reception Aria Lawn
07:00pm to 10:00pm Past Chairmen’s Dinner – Invitation only Burgundy
Monday, November 9, 2015 Event Location
08:00am to 06:00pm Monday Registration Desk West Foyer A
08:00am Board of Directors Breakfast Elizabeth Capella
08:30am to 11:30am Board of Directors Meeting Elizabeth Capella
10:45am to 12:15pm Workshop I – Top Chef Ballroom A
12:30pm to 02:15pm PAC Lunch Ballroom B
02:30pm to 04:00pm Workshop II – GMO; What’s On Your Label? Ballroom A
06:30pm to 09:30pm Suppliers’ Event Elizabeth Ballroom
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Event Location
08:00am to 04:30pm Tuesday Registration Desk West Foyer A
09:00am to 11:15am Workshop III - Step Into the Innovation Arena Ballroom A
11:30am to 01:15pm Major Luncheon Ballroom B
01:30pm to 03:00pm Workshop IV – Under Attack: Water Rights, Water Use Ballroom A
06:00pm to 06:45pm Chairman’s Reception Manchester Salon/Terrace
06:45pm to 10:00pm Award Dinner Elizabeth Ballroom
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 Event Location
07:00am to 08:15am Men’s & Women’s Shotgun Golf Registration & Breakfast Grand Golf Clubhouse
08:30am to 12:30pm Men’s & Women’s Shotgun Golf Tournament Sponsored by Rabobank Grand Golf Course
12:30pm to 01:30pm Wednesday Golf Tournament Lunch Grand Golf Clubhouse

Hotel Information

Fairmont Grand Del Mar

The Fairmont Grand Del Mar is a luxury golf and spa resort nestled in the Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve. From stunning views to championship golf, flawless accommodations and one of the only five-star spas in the country, The Grand Del Mar is a world-class setting for this year's Annual Meeting.

A reserved block of rooms is available to all Western Growers Annual Meeting attendees and their families at a special group rate from November 7 - 12, 2015. The cutoff for this group rate is October 5, 2015, and the hotel fills up quickly. Book early to reserve your room.

5300 Grand Del Mar Court
San Diego, CA 92130
Phone: (855) 222-7668 | Mention the group code WEST1115 when booking your room

Hotel Information

San Diego Marriott Del Mar

To book your room please call Marriott Reservations at 1-800-228-9290 or use the online reservation link to book a reservation prior to 10/18/15.

A complimentary shuttle service between the Fairmont Grand Del Mar and San Diego Marriott Del Mar will run during the following hours:

  • Suppliers’ Event – Monday, November 9 from 6:00 pm - 7 pm & 9:15 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Chairman’s Reception – Tuesday, November 10 from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm & 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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What to Wear

Welcome Reception - Business Casual (slacks and jacket; no tie required)
Board of Directors Meeting - Business Casual (slacks and jacket; no tie required)
Suppliers' Event* - Vintage Hollywood (c. 30's/40's)
Workshops and PAC Luncheon - Resort Casual (no jacket or tie required)
Chairman's Reception - Business (coat/tie)
Award Dinner - Business (coat/tie)
Golf Tournament - Golf attire and spike-less shoes

*Come celebrate with us the Del Mar tradition of "Opening Day at the Races." Ladies, wear your special hats!

Platinum Sponsors

Supplier Sponsors

Accelerated Imaging, Inc
Agrilogic Consulting LLC
Allen Lund Company Inc
Bard Valley Medjool Date G.A.
Barkley Ag Enterprises LLC
Barkley Insurance Agents & Brokers
Barsamian & Moody Law Firm
BBI Beau Bureaux Interiors
Belli Architectural Group
Blue Book Services
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP
Buckman Mitchell
Bunzl Agriculture
Buttonwillow Warehouse Co Inc
Calpine Containers Inc
Capitol Advocacy LLC
Cenergy Power
Central Valley Seeds Inc
Commercial Truck Company
Decco US
Desert Applicators Inc
DP Seeds LLC
English Air Service Inc
Foodpro International Inc
Fruit Growers Supply
Great American Insurance Company
Green Rubber - Kennedy Ag LP
Greenheart Farms Inc
Grimmway Enterprises Inc
Growers Company Inc, The
Holaday Seed Company Inc
Jain Irrigation Inc
JKB Energy
Jordan Energy & Food Enterprises LLC
JS Ag Packaging
Keithly-Williams Seeds
King City Nursery
L&G LLP - Attorneys At Law
Law Office of Marion Quesenbery
Lengner & Sons Express
Marsh Risk & Insurance Services
NH3 Service Company
Nicholas L Saakvitne, A Law Corp
O M Contracting Inc
Progeny Advanced Genetics
Progressive Packaging Group Inc
R & B Helicopters Inc
Sakata Seed America Inc
Santa Maria Seeds Inc
Santa Maria Valley Crop Service
Sensitech Inc
Skyview Cooling Company
Southern Valley Chemical Co
Sturdy Oil Company
Terkelsen, Smith, Tyree & Snell PLC
Tuff Boy Leasing & Equipment Sales
Tuttle Taylor & Heron
Weather Tec Corporation
World Variety Produce Inc

Latest Annual Meeting News

Nov 19, 2015

You may have met them at a reception, sat next to them during one of our lunches or dinners, or maybe even shared a drink or a laugh with them during the Annual Meeting. Who are they? They’re our Annual Meeting sponsors!