School is a lot more than learning the three R’s these days for pupils at McCabe Union Elementary School in El Centro, Calif. With the recent addition of its school garden (aptly named “Friendship Garden”), school officials and staff are using cutting-edge technology to help the Kindergarten through Third graders learn all about fruits and veggies.

Paula Olson

At a time when immigration reform, food safety, water quality regulations, government over-regulation and other threats and opportunities face the fresh produce industry, Western Growers is helping to support a new generation of leaders. Hailing from California, nine future leaders met this week for the beginning of two-year adventure in the Western Growers Future Volunteer Leaders Program.

Wendy Fink-Weber


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