Cory Lunde
Western Growers, Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives & Communications

Cory Lunde serves as Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives & Communications, for Western Growers. In this position, he is responsible for ensuring the effective communication of Western Growers’ policy priorities and association activities to members, industry partners, news media and consumers. Cory’s portfolio also includes the management of key strategic initiatives, such as industry public affairs campaigns, the Future Volunteer Leaders program and the Careers in Agriculture program.

Cory has a background in education and politics. Prior to joining Western Growers, he spent four years as a high school history teacher and baseball coach and worked as a research analyst on former State Senator Chuck Poochigian’s California Attorney General campaign. Cory earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Portland and his master’s degree in public administration from the University of Southern California.

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Articles by Cory Lunde

Jun 23, 2021

IRVINE, CA (June 23, 2021) – In a 6-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court today struck down the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB) rule that gave union organizers the right to physically access farm property to solicit support for unionization.

Mar 23, 2021

Following passage of the Farm Workforce Modernization Act (FWMA) last week in the U.S. House of Representatives, the steering committee of the Agriculture Workforce Coalition (AWC) called on the U.S. Senate to develop and pass legislation addressing the labor crisis faced by agriculture.