August 1, 2023

Dr. Temple Grandin to be the Kickoff Keynote Speaker at the Western Growers Annual Meeting

Western Growers is pleased to welcome Dr. Temple Grandin as the kickoff keynote speaker at the 97th Annual Meeting to be held at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa, from Nov. 12-15.

Mary Temple Grandin is an American academic and animal behaviorist. She is a champion of the humane treatment of livestock, autism rights and inclusive neurodiversity by employing her gifted insights from her personal experience with autism and visual thinking.

As a faculty member with Animal Sciences at Colorado State University, she was named as one of the top 10 college professors in the United States in 2020.

She is the author of more than 60 scientific papers on animal behavior, and more than a dozen books on animal behavior and autism, including her latest NY Times bestselling, book, Visual Thinking (2022).

Dr. Temple Grandin’s remarkable influence in autism advocacy and farm-animal welfare continues to grow. This world-renowned and celebrated animal scientist has used her amazing talent in the classroom and research laboratories at Colorado State University to conduct research that translates to better industry practices and to train a new generation of scientists. Through her outstanding research and personal triumph, Dr. Grandin has enlightened the world about the humane handling of food animals and the unlimited possibility of the human spirit.

For more information and to register for the event, please visit the 2023 WG Annual Meeting registration page.

Don’t miss your chance to register at the discounted rate. Early-bird registration ends on Tuesday, August 15th.

To learn more about Western Growers Annual Meeting sponsorship opportunities, please review our Sponsorship Guide, or contact Kim Stuart at or 949-885-2265.