March 31, 2016

Arizona Ag and Horticulture Industries Host Legislative Luncheon at Capitol

On Tuesday, March 29, Western Growers was part of a group of agriculture and horticulture organizations that hosted a luncheon for Arizona legislators on the grounds of the state Capitol. Unofficially known as Ag Day at the Capitol, the legislators and other public officials came out in droves to mingle with staff and members from the host organizations at what has become an annual event (see picture gallery to the right). Arizona growers made available an array of fresh produce and some dairy products for Senate and House members to bag and take home and enjoy with their families.

WGs’ Arizona Government Affairs Manager AnnaMarie Knorr was extremely pleased with the outcome of the event.  “The fact that we had nearly every member from the House and Senate stop by for the luncheon — all while they are in the process of drafting the state’s budget — shows the strong support the agriculture industry has in Arizona.  We were especially pleased that members of leadership from both parties and officials and staff from various regulatory agencies visited the event,” Knorr added.     

Participating organizations included:

  • Western Growers
  • Agri-Business & Water Council of Arizona
  • Arizona Agriculture Aviation Association
  • Arizona Cattlemens Association
  • Arizona Cotton Growers Association
  • Arizona Crop Protection Association
  • Arizona Farm Bureau
  • Arizona Nursery Association
  • CropLife America
  • United Dairymen of Arizona
  • Western Plant Health Association
  • Yuma Fresh Vegetable Association

For more information on the event, contact AnnaMarie Knorr at (602) 451-0658.