Western Growers’ 89th Annual Meeting being held November 2-5 in Las Vegas has its share of stars and great food.  What else would you expect in Vegas?

Attendees will get their chance to experience both during one event on Monday, November 3, when they see the Bravo Network’s Top Chef finalist Louis Maldonado in action in the Bellagio’s Tuscany Demonstration Kitchen. Chef Louis plans to dazzle the crowd by preparing a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables in unique and interesting ways.

If you are interested in learning more about the 2015 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program competitive solicitation process, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is sponsoring several workshop opportunities that will get you up to speed.  The Department is holding four workshops (and two webinars) that will provide an overview of the program, a walkthrough of the online application system, a description of requirements for grant recipients and grant writing tips for interested parties.  The workshops and webinars are free; however, you must register in advance as space is limited.  

Matt McInerney


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