The September/October edition of Western Grower & Shipper highlights the industry’s first, featuring innovative practices that are changing the world. This issue is now available online.
Some highlights from this issue include:
Hirakata Farms: A Century Long
Hirakata Farms has a legacy in Colorado that dates back more than a century, spans five generations and has survived countless changes in its lifetime.
Enhancing Access to Healthy Food
According to the California Department of Food and Agriculture, California is the world’s largest supplier of food and agriculture. Providing access to healthier food in underserved communities can benefit the nation as a whole. By working together, it’s possible to address the food desert issue, making healthy food options available for all.
Turning Today’s STEM Students into Tomorrow’s Ag Extraordinaires
A skilled labor deficit is plaguing the nation’s agriculture industry as more growers are turning to mechanization and digitization to bolster operations on the farm. In an effort to fill the ag workforce gap, WG launched a Careers in Ag Program in 2016 to encourage college students to pursue STEM careers within the ag industry.
Law Firm Committed to Creating “Employers of Choice”
Mike Saqui grew up the son of a union organizer in heavily-unionized New Jersey expecting that someday he would come back home and help union members take back control of their union from less-than-ethical leaders.
Start Growing Today
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