March 12, 2015

Arizona ‘Future Leaders’ Participate in Legislative Day in Phoenix

On Tuesday, March 10th, the Arizona representatives of the Future Volunteer Leaders Program participated in a legislative day at the Capitol in Phoenix, Arizona. In attendance were Charlie Montgomery (Rousseau Farming Company, Tolleson), Kyle Smith (JV Smith Companies, Yuma), Alexander Muller (Pasquinelli Produce Company, Yuma), and Trey Rodriguez (The Growers Company, Somerton).

During the day-long event, the Arizona Future Leaders had the opportunity to interact with Western Growers’ government affairs staff, meet with key legislative representatives and officials from the Arizona Department of Agriculture, observe the legislative process in action in committee hearings and on the House floor, and participate in the annual Legislative Ag Luncheon held on the Capitol lawn.

“The primary purpose of the legislative day was to expose our Arizona Future Leaders to the policymaking process at the state level,” said program administrator, Cory Lunde. “Through this experience, we hope they have a better understanding of how Western Growers’ staff and volunteer leadership advocate on behalf of the Arizona fresh produce industry.”

For more information about the Future Volunteer Leaders Program, or inquiries about applying for Class IV beginning in 2017, please contact Cory Lunde 949-885-2264