Supporting this community of owners, families, employees and suppliers has always been the mission of Western Growers. By attending our 91st Annual Meeting, you’ll have the opportunity to connect face-to-face with your peers and learn from industry leaders about the key issues affecting agriculture today, including upcoming political changes, immigration policy and its impact on your workforce, advancements in farming technology and management of the resources essential to your profitability.

Featured events include:

  • Foodborne Illness: Criminal & Civil Liability workshop, addressing the Yates Memo and offering strategies for dealing with increased criminal liability in the fresh produce industry.
  • The Innovation Arena workshop, introducing you to the cutting edge of agricultural technology designed to help you produce food more efficiently and profitably.
  • The Political Action Committee (PAC) lunch, featuring keynote speaker Jim Nicholson and his political insider’s view on the eve of one of the most controversial elections in recent history.
  • Top Chef, the Hawaiian-Style Family Games and shotgun golf outing, all offering fun opportunities to develop new industry contacts.
  • The 2016 Award of Honor Dinner, recognizing recipients Miles and Garland Reiter, and featuring world-renowned impressionist, comedian and singer Jeff Tracta.

The future of agriculture is only as strong as our combined commitment to the farming community. Attending the 91st Western Growers Annual Meeting is an investment in that future and the families we feed.

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AM91 Attendees by Company

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Refunds on your AM91 registration are available until October 24th, 2016.

Remember to book your hotel room at the Grand Hyatt Kaua‘i

Special Guests

Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy (retired)

Rear Admiral Garry Hall is President and CEO of the Association of the United States Navy, a non profit association that is the voice for America’s

Hawai’i’s Country Chef

From Lana’i, Hawai’i, Adam grew up with 3 brothers, 2 older and 1 younger. Their strong family bond fostered kindness and respect for others.

Managing Partner, Marler Clark LLP, PS

An accomplished personal injury lawyer and national expert in food borne illness litigation, William Marler has been a major force in food safety p

Partner, The Law Firm of Faegre Baker Daniels

Sarah Brew leads the firm's food litigation and regulatory practice, which is nationally ranked by Chambers USA.

Partner, Alston & Bird

Dan Jarcho’s practice focuses on litigation involving the Food and Drug Administration and the industries that FDA regulates.

Schedule of Events

Sunday, November 06, 2016 Event Location
10:00am to 02:00pm Executive Committee Meeting Garden Isle 4, 5
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
08:00am to 06:00pm Monday Registration Desk Circle of Life
08:30am Board of Directors Breakfast Grand 1, 6, 7
08:30am to 11:30am Board of Directors Meeting Grand 1, 6, 7
10:15am to 11:45am Top Chef Grand 2
12:30pm to 02:15pm PAC Lunch Grand Garden
02:30pm to 03:45pm Foodborne Illness: Criminal & Civil Liability Workshop II
07:00pm to 10:00pm Sr. Vice Chair Dinner TBD
07:00pm to 10:00pm Past Chairmen’s Dinner – Invitation only Ilima Terrace
Tuesday, November 08, 2016 Event Location
08:00am to 04:30pm Tuesday Registration Desk Circle of Life
09:15am to 11:15am Innovation Arena II Grand 2
11:30am to 01:15pm Major Lunch Grand Garden
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
10:00am to 12:00pm Island Art Party Ilima Garden
12:30pm to 01:30pm Lunch Poipu Bay Golf Course
06:30pm to 09:30pm Suppliers’ Event Shipwreck Lagoon

Platinum Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Amvac Chemical Corporation
Gowan Company
Green Rubber Kennedy Ag LP
JLT Specialty USA
Marrone Bio Innovations
Nelson Irrigation Corporation
North American Pipe
Ocean Mist Farms
Ramsay Highlander inc
Western Power Products


Blue Book Services
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP
Growers Company Inc, The
JS Ag Packaging
Law Offices of Shaun E. Caine, APC
Marsh Risk & Insurance Services
Southern Valley Chemical Co
Weather Tec Corporation

Need Help?

Please send any questions regarding your AM91 registration to Cheryl Hall at