You may have met them at a reception, sat next to them during one of our lunches or dinners, or maybe even shared a drink or a laugh with them during the Annual Meeting. Who are they? They’re our Annual Meeting sponsors! Even though the event is in behind us, you can never say ‘Thank you!’ enough to those who support our association. Western Growers and our members owe a huge debt of gratitude to all those who sponsor the Annual Meeting year after year, as well as those who became first–time sponsors this year. 

Bayer CropScience, one of Western Growers’ Annual Meeting Platinum Sponsors, is looking to honor a grower whose thinking, practices and use of technology enhance the role of produce in creating better lives. Do you know anyone who fits that description? 

Specifically, the award will focus on growers whose innovations:

Jeff Janas

The 90th Annual Meeting kicks off this Sunday with our Welcome Reception, which is a great opportunity to socialize and network with old and new friends. But that’s not the only opportunity attendees will have to unwind and mix and mingle. Our Suppliers’ Event this coming Monday night will get the Party in the Paddock started by featuring the self-described “out-of-your-seat” music of the Pink Flamingos.   

We would like to recognize and thank the companies who became part of the Western Growers family. Your support is appreciated. We look forward to working with you and your employees through 2015 and beyond.


Harvest Sensations LLC

Irigoyen Farms Inc

Never Bend LLC


California Heritage Mills Inc

Joe Muller & Sons

Galen Olesh Farms LLC

Materra Farming Company

Priority Pollination LLC

T & P Farms

West Family Farms Inc

Jeff Janas

If you haven’t already heard, GMOs are causing quite a stir. One issue in particular -- labeling -- has the potential to affect the fresh produce industry. Mandatory labeling efforts have sprung up in many states and the issue is being debated in the halls of Congress. Both consumers and retailers are focused on and are interested in the topic. What better time for a workshop that addresses this touchy issue?   

Jeff Janas


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