February 27, 2015

Colorado Welcomed into the Western Growers Family

Yesterday, Western Growers announced its expansion into Colorado with the unveiling of a strategic partnership with the Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA).  The collaboration is outlined in a Memorandum of Understanding agreed upon by both organizations.

“For almost 90 years, Western Growers has represented members from California and Arizona in Washington, D.C. when advocating the needs and concerns of fresh produce growers, handlers and shippers to federal government agencies and to members of Congress,” said Western Growers President and CEO Tom Nassif.  “Today, we can proudly say that the voices of growers in Colorado will join ours when we go before federal leaders to discuss our concerns and advocate for solutions to our problems.”

Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning, Science & Technology Hank Giclas, Vice President of Government Affairs Dennis Nuxoll and Vice President of Membership Randy House were in Colorado attending the first annual meeting of the CFVGA and were on hand when Robert Sakata, president of the Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association, made the official announcement to CFVGA members. 

Several trade publications picked up on the news and published stories, including The Hagstrom Report, AndNowUKnow.com and FreshFruitPortal.com.  Western Growers Executive Vice President Matt McInerney also gave an interview to The Packer