IRVINE, Calif. (October 16, 2019) – The Western Growers Board of Directors has unanimously selected Dave Puglia as the organization’s next President and Chief Executive Officer. Puglia will succeed current President and CEO Tom Nassif, who is retiring after 18 years as a forceful and effective leader in the nation’s agriculture industry, on February 1, 2020.

Cory Lunde

IRVINE, Calif. (October 14, 2019) – In an effort to further bolster its demonstrated commitment to the agriculture industry, Western Growers Insurance Services (WGIS), a full service insurance agency, has added Marlo Reininger as senior account manager to its team. In this position, Reininger will work side by side with the WGIS sales team in developing relationships with food and agriculture customers, identifying risk and exposures and ensuring that WGIS customer assets are protected through the proper insurance contracts.

Chardae Heim

Learn how innovators are melding different pieces of automation technology together to help agriculture prepare for the future, during the Fourth Annual Open Farm Event on October 23. Open Farm is an annual gathering that brings together the software and farming communities to collaborate on the adoption of new technologies across the food supply chain and to promote a digital transformation within agriculture.

Stephanie Metzinger

The application period for the Farmer Agricultural Tractor Trade-Up Program will close on Monday, October 21, 2019. The program offers agricultural users incentive funds towards the purchase of a new Tier 4 final self-propelled off-road equipment in exchange for an existing in-use Tier 3 tractor.

San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District will be accepting applications from Original Equipment Manufacturers/Dealers located within District boundaries, and all applicants must be engaged in agricultural operations as defined by the California Air Resources Board.

Matthew Allen


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