Cory Lunde
Western Growers, Assistant Vice President, Public Affairs

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

Sep 01, 2020

As a reminder, the deadline to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) is September 11, 2020. This program provides direct relief to producers who faced price declines and additional marketing costs due to COVID-19.

Aug 13, 2020

Next Thursday, August 20, the WG Women Program is offering the first of a two-part virtual social media workshop aimed at empowering women to use social media as a tool of industry advocacy. You will learn how to tell the right stories, at the right time, to the right people, in the right way.

Jul 23, 2020

Western Growers has issued a letter in support of S. 3811, a bill recently introduced by Senator Dianne Feinstein to address severe subsidence impacts that have substantially reduced the carrying capacity of California’s water delivery system.