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Thank you for attending the 2016 Annual Meeting. Click here for information on the 2017 Annual Meeting.

Special Guests

Woolf Farming & Processing, President/CEO

Stuart Woolf will moderate the Criminal Liability for Food Safety Violations workshop addressing proposed legal changes affecting individual accountability for corporate wrongdoing. 

Duda Farm Fresh Foods, Inc., Vice President

Sam Duda will moderate the Innovation Arena workshop featuring new AgTech offerings by select tech companies and entrepreneurs.


Tracta is a world-renowned impressionist, comedian and singer, and he will be our entertainment during the Award Dinner at WG’s 91st Annual Meeting.

Chief Executive Officer, Driscoll’s

Western Growers is honoring Miles Reiter as the recipient of the 2016 Award of Honor during the 91st Annual Meeting.

Chief Executive Officer, Reiter Affiliated Companies

Western Growers is honoring Garland Reiter as the recipient of the 2016 Award of Honor during the 91st Annual Meeting.

Senior Counsel

Jim will make the end of an exciting presidential campaign season even more interesting as he shares his unique insight on the eve of the most controversial election in recent history.

Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy (retired)

Rear Admiral Garry Hall is President and CEO of the Association of the United States Navy. Hall will be our keynote speaker during the Major Lunch at WG’s 91st Annual Meeting.

Hawai’i’s Country Chef

Chef Adam will be turning a selection of everyday ingredients into extraordinary meals and will be providing attendees with tips for creating healthy, delicious meals during Top Chef at WG's 91st Annual Meeting.

Managing Partner, Marler Clark LLP, PS

An accomplished personal injury lawyer and national expert in food borne illness litigation, Marler will be sharing his expertise during the Foodborne Illness Workshop at WG’s 91st Annual Meeting.

Partner, The Law Firm of Faegre Baker Daniels

Sarah has a national reputation for effectively representing food processors, distributors and retailers in foodborne illness and contamination cases, commercial litigation and supply chain disputes, and consumer fraud labeling class actions.

Partner, Alston & Bird
Dan Jarcho’s practice focuses on litigation involving the Food and Drug Administration and the industries that FDA regulates. Jarcho will be presenting during the Foodborne Illness: Criminal & Civil Liability workshop at WG’s 91st Annual Meeting.

Schedule of Events

Sunday, November 06, 2016 Event Location
10:00am to 02:00pm Executive Committee Meeting Grand Ballroom 1
01:00pm to 07:00pm Sunday Registration Desk Circle of Life
05:30pm to 07:00pm Welcome Reception Ilima Garden
Monday, November 07, 2016 Event Location
07:45am Board of Directors Breakfast Grand 1, 6, 7
08:00am to 06:00pm Monday Registration Desk Circle of Life
08:30am to 11:30am Board of Directors Meeting Grand 1, 6, 7
10:45am to 12:15pm Top Chef Grand 3, 4, 5
12:30pm to 02:15pm PAC Lunch Grand 2
02:30pm to 04:15pm Foodborne Illness: Criminal & Civil Liability Grand 3, 4, 5
07:00pm to 10:00pm Past Chairmen’s Dinner – Invitation only Ilima Terrace
07:00pm to 10:00pm Sr. Vice Chair Dinner - Invitation only Grand 3, 4, and 5
Tuesday, November 08, 2016 Event Location
08:00am to 04:30pm Tuesday Registration Desk Circle of Life
09:00am to 11:15am Innovation Arena II Grand 3, 4, 5
11:30am to 01:15pm Major Lunch Grand 2
02:00pm to 04:00pm Hawaiian Style Family Games Ilima Garden
06:00pm to 06:45pm Chairman’s Reception Grand Garden
06:45pm to 10:00pm Award Dinner Grand Ballroom
Wednesday, November 09, 2016 Event Location
07:00am to 08:15am Golf Registration and Breakfast Poipu Bay Golf Course
08:30am to 12:30pm Men’s & Women’s Shotgun Golf Poipu Bay Golf Course
08:30am to 12:30pm Wednesday Registration Desk Circle of Life
10:00am to 12:00pm Island Art Party Ilima Garden
12:30pm to 01:30pm Golf Tournament Lunch Poipu Bay Golf Course
06:30pm to 09:30pm Suppliers’ Event Ilima Garden

Hotel Information

Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa

Find the true essence of paradise at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa. Set on the soothing white sand beaches of Kauai's sunny south shore, the resorts classic Hawaiian architecture with open courtyards and lush gardens welcomes the tropical breeze. AM91 sessions and activities will be held at this resort.

To book a room at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa for AM91, please click here.

Sheraton Kauai Resort

Savor a warm Hawaiian welcome and explore the island of Kauai. Our resort is located on Kauai’s sunny South Shore alongside Poipu Beach. Guests will especially enjoy our new poolside restaurant, Lava’s, and our new oceanfront pool and bungalows.

To book a room at the Sheraton Kauai Resort for AM91, please click here.

To book a hotel room at the Sheraton Kauai please visit the link above or call 888-627 -8113 and ask for Western Growers Association/WGA Group rate prior to the reservation cut-off date of October 07, 2016. All reservations made within this group block are fully guaranteed by the attendee and will be fully prepaid, non-cancellable, and non-refundable.

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Platinum Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

AMVAC Chemical Corporation
ARMSRx Pharmacy Benefit Consulting
Bank of the West
Booth Machinery
Braga Fresh Family Farms
Change Healthcare
CropX, Inc.
DuPont Crop Protection
Emerald Packaging Inc
First Health Network
Green Rubber Kennedy Ag LP
Healthstat Inc
IFCO Systems NA Inc
Imagenet LLC
JLT Specialty USA
Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA
Marrone Bio Innovations
Nelson Irrigation Corporation
Netafim USA
North American Pipe
Ocean Mist Farms
Ramsay Highlander, Inc.
Raub Brock Capital Management, LP
REC Solar
Sambrailo Packaging
The Gowan Company
Valent USA Corporation
Western Power Products
Western Precooling Systems
Wilbur-Ellis Company
Willowood USA LLC


Agrian, Inc
Barkley Ag Enterprises LLC
Belli Architectural Group
Blue Book Services
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP
Bunzl Agriculture
Buttonwillow Warehouse Co Inc
Calpine Containers Inc
Capitol Advocacy LLC
Cenergy Power
Central Valley Seeds Inc
Commercial Truck Company
English Air Service Inc
Famous Software, LLC
Fruit Growers Supply
Greenheart Farms Inc
Grimmway Enterprises Inc
Growers Company Inc, The
Headstart Nursery
Holaday Seed Company Inc
HUB International Insurance Services
Hyde and Hyde
JS Ag Packaging
King City Nursery
L&G, LLP - Attorneys At Law
LaRiviere, Grubman PC
Law Office of Marion Quesenbery
Law Offices of Shawn E. Caine, APC
Marsh Risk & Insurance Services
O M Contracting Inc
Progeny Advanced Genetics
Progressive Packaging Group Inc
R & B Helicopters
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
Styrotek Inc
SWIIM System Ltd
Terkelsen, Smith, Tyree & Snell PLC
Tuttle Taylor & Heron
U.S. Irrigation
Vegetable Growers Supply Co.
Weather Tec Corporation
Western Growers Mexico Providers

What to Wear

Evening Events – Evening Resort Casual Attire

  • Welcome Reception
  • Chairman’s Reception
  • Award Dinner
  • Suppliers Event

Daytime Events – Daytime Resort Attire (No sport coat or tie)

  • PAC Lunch
  • Workshops
  • Major Lunch
  • Hawaiian Games

Definitions: Think Hawaiian!

Evening resort casual attire:

For men, this includes: nice slacks, polo shirts, button down shirts, Hawaiian shirts, casual shoes, with the option of wearing a sport coat.

For women, this includes: nice pants, skirts, blouses, casual dresses, sundresses and appropriate flats or casual shoes.

Daytime resort attire:

Includes the same clothing suggestions as evening resort, plus walking shorts or capris can be worn.

Golf tournament attire:

For men, this includes: slacks or walking shorts and shirts with sleeves and collars. Spikeless shoes must be worn.

For women, this includes: a dress, skirt, blouse, collared shirt, slacks, capris, culottes or walking shorts. Sleeveless golf shirts are also permitted.

Need Help?

Please send any questions regarding your AM91 registration to Cheryl Hall at chall@wga.com.