December 2016

It was an odd juxtaposition at the 91st Western Growers Annual Meeting.  Outside, paradise.  Lush ferns and palm trees lined the grounds of the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort.  Waves from Keoniloa Bay gently crashed along the shores of Shipwrecks Beach.  Inside, a much more sobering reality, where the topic of conversation at the Monday afternoon workshop was civil and criminal liability related to foodborne illnesses.

Cory Lunde

As leis laid strewn about the hotel rooms, conference rooms were being cleared out and members said their goodbyes, one thing remained certain after Western Growers 91st Annual Meeting in Kaua‘i: the collective commitment to protecting the future of Arizona, California and Colorado family farmers remains as strong as ever.

During this year’s Annual Meeting, guests had the opportunity to gain further insight into the state of affairs in both the agricultural industry and the nation through a series of educational workshops, networking opportunities and keynote addresses.

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