Annual Meeting Articles

Don’t miss the opportunity to save on registration for the Western Growers 93rd Annual Meeting. The full conference ticket for members is $995 and $595 for a guest social pass. Early bird registration ends September 1; after that, prices will go up by $150.

The conference will take place October 28-31, 2018, at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, California. This is a great opportunity for members to take part in educational and exciting events to further the growth and development of the ag industry.

Here is a complete list of events:

Leah Freeman

In this workshop, four Western Growers members will participate in a panel discussion and share stories on how Arbinger has positively impacted them and shaped their leadership influence to create a better work environment.

Arbinger is a leading method in strengthening company culture. The method takes into account an individual’s impact on others and focuses on the needs of an organization as a whole. The program places an emphasis on changing a mindset rather than individual behavior.

Leah Freeman

AgSharks™ returns this year for another exciting competition. Western Growers’ AgSharks™ competition is the groundbreaking, collaborative forum that helps advance agricultural technologies within the fresh produce industry.

In 2017, start-up companies Hazel Technologies and AgVoice received a $2.25 million total investment offer from S2G Ventures (Seed 2 Growth). During this year’s session, an update will be given on the progress of their companies and technologies since the investment.

Leah Freeman


Annual Meeting

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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