There are many reasons to attend Western Growers’ 90th Annual Meeting this November.  One of the best ones is to help celebrate the career of this year’s Award of Honor recipient, Bob Gray. Gray will be honored by Western Growers for his accomplishments over his 40-year career in agriculture. The former Western Growers board member and chairman is a well-known and valued leader in the agriculture community. 

Jeff Janas

The 2015 California Wage and Benefit Survey results are now available. The survey was conducted by the Farm Employers Labor Service (FELSSM), Western Growers and several other ag organizations and provides a reference for estimating pay rates, benefits and understanding compensation structures used by California agricultural firms. Fourteen on-the-farm jobs titles from supervisor to general laborer are included in the survey.

Jeff Janas

This November, Western Growers will hold our 90th Annual Meeting at the Grand Del Mar in San Diego. Like our previous Annual Meetings, this year’s event promises to be memorable, featuring one of Southern California’s most spectacular resorts. For three days, you will have the opportunity to connect with old friends, make new ones, and learn about the latest technologies, trends and issues in the fresh produce… all while having a little fun.

The Western Growers Board of Directors wrapped-up a successful meeting today in Orange County, having deliberated top issues affecting the fresh produce industry. Chairman Vic Smith of JV Smith Companies led two days of committee meetings and a general session that included policy discussions on water supply, labor, food safety, trade, transportation issues, and innovation.    

Jeff Janas


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