Annual Meeting Articles

The 93rd Western Growers Annual Meeting brought together over 500 agricultural leaders to the J.W. Marriott Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, California, to engage with key decision makers in the fresh produce industry. Western Growers would like to thank all the attendees, sponsors and industry partners who made this year’s Annual Meeting a huge success.

Chardae Heim

Words of inspiration filled the room yesterday during the Chairman’s Luncheon & Keynote. The event included a moving farewell address from outgoing chairman Craig Reade.

“The increasing regulations on agriculture are an increasing burden,” said Reade. “Technology allows us to overcome these regulations. Millennials understand how to adapt to use technology and the innate innovativeness of millennials will allow agriculture to thrive.”

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Water, immigration, innovation, the upcoming presidential campaign. The specialty crop industry has more to deal with than ever, and Western Growers is here to help your company succeed. Come get the latest news and hear from the experts about the issues and ideas at the forefront of agriculture.

This Year's Highlights

Join the Pink Flamingos for the Party at the Paddock -- this year's Suppliers' Party. Catch Fox Business Network anchor and economics guru Stuart Varney at this year's PAC Lunch. Then, come celebrate this year's Award of Honor recipient Bob Gray and enjoy the stand-up comedy of Tom Papa at this year's Award Dinner. Combine all this with workshops designed to help you solve your most pressing needs and networking opportunities that keep you in touch with the best in the industry, and you just have to come to the Annual Meeting.

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