We are pleased to announce the results of the 2019-2020 Western Growers Board of Directors elections. The following members have been elected by the membership to serve a two-year term starting in November 2018:
D-1 All Arizona except Yuma County
Steve Martori, Martori Farms
D-2 Yuma County (Arizona)
Robert Barkley, Barkley Ag Enterprises, LLC
Alex Muller, Pasquinelli Produce Company
D-4 Imperial County and Blythe
Lawrence Cox, Coastline Family Farms
Kelly Strickland, Five Crowns Marketing, Inc
D-5 Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego Counties
A.G. Kawamura, Orange County Produce
D-6 Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo
George Adam, Innovative Produce
John Jackson, Beachside Produce LLC
Craig Reade, Bonipak Produce Co
Ryan Talley, Talley Farms
D-7 North San Joaquin and Northern California
Stephen Danna, Jr., Danna Farms, Inc.
Ronald Ratto, Ratto Bros, Inc.
D-8 Ventura County
Stephen Barnard, Mission Produce, Inc.
George Boskovich, III, Boskovich Farms, Inc.
Thomas Deardorff, II, Deardorff Family Farms
D-9 Kern County
Kevin Andrew, Vanguard International
Edwin Camp, D.M. Camp & Sons
Catherine Fanucchi, Tr-Fanucchi Farms, Inc.
Brandon Grimm, Grimmway Farms
Rob Yraceburu, Wonderful Orchards
D-10 Watsonville, Gilroy, Hollister, Santa Cruz
John Manfre, Frank Capurro and Son
Dominic Muzzi Jr, Muzzi Family Farms, LLC
D-11 Monterey County
Bardin Bengard, Bengard Ranch, Inc.
John D’Arrigo, D’Arrigo Bros. Co. of California
Sammy Duda, Duda Farm Fresh Foods, Inc
David Gill, Rio Farms
Tom Nunes V, The Nunes Company, Inc
Bruce Taylor, Taylor Farms California, Inc
D-12 East San Joaquin Valley
Carol Chandler, Chandler Farms
Fred LoBue, LoBue Farms, Inc
Harold McClarty, The HMC Group Marketing, Inc.
Thomas Mulholland, Mulholland Citrus
D-13 Riverside and San Bernardino
Franz DeKlotz, Richard Bagdasarian, Inc.
Albert Keck, Hadley Date Gardens, Inc.
D-14 West San Joaquin Valley
Stephen F. Patricio, Westside Produce
Stuart Woolf, Woolf Enterprises
Frank Maconachy, Ramsay Highlander, Inc.
Sonny Rodriguez, The Growers Company, Inc.
We all join in welcoming these industry leaders to the 2019-2020 Western Growers Board of Directors. At the October 29 Board Meeting, the Board of Directors will also confirm the appointments of several individuals who will serve as Directors at Large on the 2019-2020 Board.
Thank you to all candidates who placed their names on the final ballot and also the members who cast ballots in the 2019-2020 Board of Directors elections.