Our members are second, third, fourth, fifth -- even sixth generation family farmers. They care about their land, the food they grow, the people they employ and the communities they serve. We are proud of the work and welcome each member to tell their own story.
Since the 1920s, my family has prided itself on growing the sweetest California citrus, and this is a tradition I want to pass on to the next generation. But building a business that can stand the test of time can be challenging. Which is why my family relies on Western Growers to provide us with the business services, training and educational opportunities we need to remain competitive and profitable.
Mulholland Citrus, Orange Cove, CA
I am a fourth-generation family farmer. I am also a third generation member of Western Growers, and for the past forty years, Western Growers has helped my family business grow.
Anthony Vineyards, Bakersfield, CA
Being a member of Western Growers has saved me thousands of dollars over the years.
Rio Farms, Salinas, CA
...Western Growers is the strongest voice western agriculture has…Especially in the last 10 years, the leadership at Western Growers has performed at the highest level…My brother and I are very appreciative of everything Western Growers does.
Five Crowns Inc., Brawley, CA
We can’t do this alone. I rely on Western Growers to represent us on costly regulatory matters that affect our business – they have proven to be a consistent and powerful front for our industry.
Bonipak, Santa Maria, CA
Western Growers allows each farmer in California and Arizona one voice when tackling issues that affect all farmers and the future of agriculture. This is extremely important for each grower to be able to work collaboratively to achieve one goal to sustain farming in California and Arizona.
Ryan Van Groningen
Van Groningen & Sons, Inc., Manteca, CA
Western Growers offers many great services…but the major reason we belong to the association is because of the representation. Western Growers represents our interests and they are one of the strongest voices for agriculture that there is.
Henry Avocado Corp, Escondido, CA
I would be lost in this industry without [Western Growers]. I receive phenomenal advice in many areas including the technical aspects of buying and selling fresh produce…it’s like having an expert in your own backyard.
Douglas E. Schaefer
E J’s Produce Sales Inc., Phoenix, AZ
Western Growers is in my corner, working for me and fighting the good fight for our industry. We remain loyal members because they have consistently shown us value.
Barkley Ag Enterprises, Inc., Yuma, AZ
The demands of farming specialty crops in California coupled with constant and changing demands from the marketplace have made our jobs of growing and selling fresh table grapes ever more challenging. Add the constraints of increasing regulatory issues, food safety and relentless politics, and our job truly becomes challenging. We rely on Western Growers as a partner in fending our position in the industry.