June 5, 2018

Register for Western Growers Annual Meeting 2018 in Palm Desert

Join us at Western Growers Annual Meeting in Palm Desert, California on October 28 – 31, 2018. The yearly event is a great opportunity for members to come together and celebrate the recent achievements of the fresh produce industry.

This year we welcome featured guests including:

  • Judge Andrew Napolitano  – PAC Lunch

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano is the youngest life-tenured Superior Court Judge in the history of New Jersey. He taught law for over 10 years before returning to private law practice and joining FOX News Channel (FNC) in late 1990s. He currently serves as the senior judicial analyst, providing legal analysis on both FNC and Fox Business Network. Napolitano is also the author of nine books on the U.S. Constitution, two of which have been New York Times Best Sellers.

  • Juan Enriquez – Genomics Workshop

Juan Enriquez is best known as one of the world’s leading authorities on the uses and benefits of genomic research. He co-founded Synthetic Genomics, a company developing breakthrough genomic-driven solutions for major global issues. They are not only focused on energy and chemical solutions, but a wide range of business solutions in human health, the environment, and food and water production. His company was a partner in the creation of the first synthetic bacterial cell. Enriquez has also coauthored several books about humans shaping the environment and changing the course of evolution.

  • Robert O’Neill – Chairman’s Lunch and Keynote

Robert O’Neill is one of the most highly-decorated combat veterans of our time and the author of the memoir The Operator: Firing the Shots That Killed Osama bin Laden and My Years as a SEAL Team Warrior. A former SEAL Team Six leader with the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, he deployed more than a dozen times and held combat leadership roles in more than 400 combat missions in four different theaters of war. He led the military’s most elite and was involved in our nation’s most important campaigns. Since leaving active duty, O’Neill is a co-founder of Your Grateful Nation, which provides individualized transition support for Special Operations heroes and their families. He is also currently a contributor to Fox News.

  • Mike Merchant – Changing Minds to Influence Results Workshop

Mike Merchant is a senior consultant for the Arbinger Institute. For over 20 years, Mike has facilitated workshops and keynote addresses for organizations internationally on the topics of leadership, performance improvement, strategic planning, and interpersonal relationships. He is also the president of ANASAZI Foundation, a non-profit and nationally accredited behavioral healthcare provider for youth, young adults, and their families. In 2004, Merchant developed the communication component at the heart of the Emmy-nominated “Take the Time to Talk” substance-abuse awareness and prevention campaign. He is the founder of the Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Industry Council and currently serves as president-elect for the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs.

  • Jon Dorenbos – Chairman’s Reception and Award of Honor Dinner

Jon Dorenbos played 14 seasons in the NFL and made the Pro Bowl twice as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles. In 2016, he competed on America’s Got Talent where he showcased his skills as a sleight-of-hand magician, placing third overall in the competition. Dorenbos has appeared on the Ellen show multiple times as well as on The Today Show. He retired from the NFL at the end of 2017. He is currently writing a book titled Life is Magic that will go on sale at the end of this year.

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Full conference tickets are available until September 1, 2018 at the early-bird price of $995. Guest passes can also be purchased for $595. Don’t delay. Save $150 with Early Bird Registration today!

If you are interested in sponsoring this year’s Annual Meeting, contact Cheryl Wood at (949) 885-4798.