On June 23, the WG Women Program will be hosting a mentorship workshop, where attendees will learn best practices, tips and tactics on how to create a meaningful mentor/protégé relationship. During the event, you will hear examples of progress from other relationships and receive guidance on how to start, re-start and re-invigorate your relationship with either your protégé or mentor. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to ask all speakers and WG staff questions on how to move your relationship forward.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:

Stephanie Metzinger

The “Western Growers 2020 Year in Review” publication highlights all we have accomplished together this past year. The Year in Review is now available here.

WG Chairman Ryan Talley and WG President/CEO Dave Puglia open the Year in Review with a note reflecting on the collective accomplishments of our industry: 

“In last year’s pre-pandemic annual review, we focused on the theme of embracing change. Little did we know how prophetic those words would be in 2020.

Paul Schmidt

The California Legislature is currently in peak season as the Assembly and Senate rush to complete consideration of bills that were introduced in their respective houses. As a general rule, bills have to move out of their house of origin by June 4th in order for them to survive and continue through the legislative process. WG is actively lobbying many of these bills that affect the environment, labor, and water. Two bills that we are heavily opposing are AB 616 and AB 857.

Matthew Allen

June 1, 2021 marks the start of Santa Clara County’s new vaccination tracking mandate. A May 18, 2021 Order of the Santa Clara County Health Officer requires businesses to comply with specific safety measures, focused on COVID-19 case reporting, vaccination and the use of face coverings indoors. Taking seriously its intent to protect the community and increase vaccination rates to reduce transmission of COVID-19 long-term, the Order provides for fines, imprisonment or both for those failing to comply.

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