September 13, 2018

Congratulatory Ads, Tables for Steve Patricio Award of Honor Event Now Available for Purchase

Western Growers will honor Stephen (Steve) Patricio, whose visionary leadership has advanced the agricultural industry by leaps and bounds, with the 2018 Award of Honor during Western Growers 93rd Annual Meeting in Palm Desert, California. 

Patricio’s accomplishments and passion for shaping the ag industry will be recognized at the Award of Honor Dinner Gala on October 30, 2018, at the Annual Meeting. There, Patricio will be honored by his peers, friends and family. To attend the ceremony, visit

Patricio is being recognized for his immeasurable leadership and contribution to the agricultural industry, making significant advancements in food safety and the protection of public health. Steve led the creation of the first-ever mandatory food safety compliance program for the California cantaloupe industry, as well as helped raise millions of dollars to fund research geared toward preventing foodborne illness. He has also spent countless hours throughout his 45-year tenure in the industry advocating for a sustainable supply of water for farmers to grow the food that feeds the state, nation and world.

For more information about Patricio’s impact on the industry, click here to read the “AWARD OF HONOR: Stephen Patricio Exemplifies the Best of Ag” story recently released in WG&S Magazine.

Reserve a custom congratulatory ad

Recognize this year’s Award of Honor recipient with a custom, full page ad. Western Growers Marketing team will contact you to coordinate the ad design and placement. Contact [email protected] with any questions. All proceeds benefit Western Growers Foundation.


Reserve a table for 10 at the Chairman’s Reception and Award Dinner

Reserve a table of ten for you and your guests at the Chairman’s Reception and Award Dinner. Preferred seating at the front of the room for the best view of our stage, entertainment, and Award of Honor recipient.

Each table reservation includes ten tickets for the dinner, two complimentary bottles of wine (one bottle each of red and white), and a congratulatory ad in the program.


Please help us in congratulating this year’s recipient of the Award of Honor! The deadline to purchase a table or place a congratulatory ad is Monday, October 22, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. PDT. 

For questions about the table or ad reservations, please contact Cheryl Wood at (949) 885-4798.