Date: Sep 20, 2016

We’re less than 50 days away from the start of the 91st Annual Meeting being held at the Grand Hyatt Resort & Spa in Kauai. This fun-filled and informative event is bringing hundreds of Western Growers’ members together to mix and mingle amid Hawaii’s lush tropical setting. As always, the Annual Meeting would not be possible without the support of our sponsors. As we prepare to don our Hawaiian shirts and dresses, Western Growers would like to thank all of our sponsors for their generous support! See a list of all of our sponsors below.

Please consider using our sponsors’ professional business products and services as an additional way of saying ‘Thank you!’ for their support and commitment to our organization and industry.

Feel like you’re missing out on an opportunity to get your company name in front of Western Growers’ members? It’s not too late to participate!  Contact Randy Hause at (949) 885-2265 for more information on available sponsorships.

Award of Honor Ads and Tables

We would also like to remind attendees that you still have an opportunity to reserve a custom ad honoring Miles and Garland Reiter, co-recipients of this year’s Award of Honor. This is the first time in WG’s history that the Board of Directors has chosen two individuals to receive the award together. Create your own ad or work with WGs’ marketing staff to design your thank you to the Reiters. Final ads are due by September 23, 2016.

You can also reserve a table for 10 to receive preferred seating at the front of the room for the best view of our stage, entertainment and the Award of Honor recipients. Each table reservation includes two complimentary bottles of wine. Proceeds of table purchases will also go towards the WG Foundation. For ad info or to purchase a table, please contact Ryan Zilker at (949) 885-2249.

Absentee Voting Ballots

Don’t forget that this year’s event is being held during the Presidential Election
(Tuesday, November 8). That means that anyone who is planning to vote needs to request an absentee ballot if you are also attending the Annual Meeting. Obtain info on absentee voting ballots in Arizona, California and Colorado.

Registration and Book Room

If after reading all of this you realized you still haven’t registered for the 91st Annual Meeting, well here’s your chance! Register and book your room today before it’s too late!

91st Annual Meeting Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Anthem Blue Cross

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Bayer, Crop Science

C.H. Robinson

Crop Production Services

Dow AgroSciences

Farm Credit

Amercian AgCredit

Farm Credit West

CoBank

Fresno Madera Farm Credit

Golden State Farm Credit

Monsanto

Pinnacle Claims Management

Rabobank

syngenta

Wells Fargo

Western Growers Insurance Services

Gold Sponsors

John Deere

Prudential Agricultural Investments

Rynn & Janowsky LLP

Western Growers Financial Services

Silver

International Paper

RDO Equipment & Water

Trical Inc

Bronze Sponsors

Amvac Chemical Corporation

ARMSRx Pharmacy Benefit Consulting

Bank of the West

Booth Machinery

Braga Fresh Family Farms

CASE IH

Change Healthcare

Emerald Packaging Inc

First Health Network

Green Rubber Kennedy Ag LP

Healthstat Inc

iFoodDecisionSciences

JLT Specialty USA

Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA

Marrone Bio Innovations

Nelson Irrigation Corporation

Netafim USA

North American Pipe

Ocean Mist Farms

Ramsay Highlander, Inc.

Raub Brock Capital Management, LP

Sambrailo Packaging

The Gowan Company

Valent USA Corporation

Western Power Products

Western Precooling Systems

WestRock

Wilbur-Ellis Company

Willowood USA LLC

Suppliers

Agrian, Inc

Barkley Ag Enterprises LLC

Blue Book Services

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP

Fruit Growers Supply

Grimmway Enterprises Inc

Growers Company Inc, The

JS Ag Packaging

LaRiviere, Grubman PC

Law Offices of Shawn E. Caine, APC

Marsh Risk & Insurance Services

MIXTEC Group

Southern Valley Chemical Co

Sturdy Oil Company

Styrotek Inc

Tuttle Taylor & Heron

Weather Tec Corporation

WG Staff Contact

Jeff Janas
Manager, Communications
949-885-2318

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