IRVINE, Calif. (May 13, 2019) – Western Growers is pleased to announce that Eric Trost has joined its Insurance Services team as Vice President of employee benefits. In this role, Trost will lead the expansion of Western Growers Insurance Services’ Employee Benefits capabilities, solutions and resources available to employers of all sizes. He will also support the growth and retention of the exclusive Western Growers Assurance Trust – a group health plan offered to members of the agricultural community.  

Chardae Heim

Western Growers (WG) is hosting a Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Growers Training Course. This course is one way to fulfill the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule requirement, which states that “at least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm must have successfully completed food safety training at least equivalent to that received under standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by the Food and Drug Administration.”

Sonia Salas


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