Nassif to be commemorated as 2019 Award of Honor recipient for two decades of unparalleled industry leadership

IRVINE, Calif. (September 10, 2019) – Tom Nassif, president and CEO of Western Growers since 2002, has been named the 2019 Award of Honor recipient for his innovative approach to addressing key issues confronting agriculture and unprecedented influence in shaping the fresh produce industry. The Award of Honor is Western Growers’ highest recognition of industry achievement. 

Stephanie Metzinger

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is seeking 100 volunteers to serve as industry relevance reviewers for their Specialty Crop Research Initiative. Eligible candidates must be currently engaged in, or have been previously engaged in, specialty crop production, handling or processing. Trade association representatives who represent those in specialty production, handling and processing are also encouraged to apply.

Hank Giclas

Join Western Growers, the Produce Marketing Association, Bayer CropScience, SISC, Sustainable Conservation, The Monterey County Sustainability Working Group and Measure to Improve on Thursday, September 26, 2019, for the “Sustainability In Action” meeting. This event will offer practical solutions to support growers, packer shippers and handlers in tracking and implementing sustainability actions in their own operations.

Hank Giclas


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