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October 9, 2018

WG 2019-2020 Board Election Results

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


Affiliated Directors

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.