Scottsdale, Ariz.–At its 87th Annual Meeting Monday, the Western Growers Board of Directors installed Stephen J. Barnard, president and CEO of Mission Produce, Inc. as the new chairman of the organization.  Barnard will take over volunteer leadership responsibilities from outgoing Chairman Mike Jarrard, CEO of Mann Packing Company.

Stephanie A. Wilken

IRVINE, Calif. One Central Coast Elementary School will receive a generous check to help its students learn the value of farming and nutrition thanks to a family of two alumni. Gilroy farmer Joe Aeillo will present a check to San Martin/Gwinn School Wednesday. The money will help support the school garden at the elementary school, where students get hands-on learning about what it takes to grow fruits and vegetables, the importance of good nutrition and the wonderful sense of accomplishment of eating what one grows.

Stephanie A. Wilken

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