Yesterday, more than 40 women from Western Growers (WG) member companies were on hand in Fresno, Calif., for the much-anticipated launch of WG Women, a new program designed to identify and prepare women for positions of leadership within the fresh produce industry.

The half-day event, held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, featured opening remarks by WG Chairman, Ryan Talley, and WG President and CEO, Dave Puglia, followed by a series of presentations outlining the professional development and leadership training activities at the core of WG Women.

Cory Lunde

Western Growers along with the Yuma Fresh Vegetable Association and the California Leafy Green Research Council are cooperating to help the Yuma Center for Excellence in Desert Agriculture develop a strategic plan for addressing the most needs of the leafy greens industry in the west.  The plan development is dependent on hearing from a large cross-section of leafy green growers throughout California and Arizona as well as other western production environments.  Western Growers asks its member companies with an interest in leafy greens to please complete an

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