Western Growers

2024 Annual Meeting

The Premier Event in Western Agriculture

Come together with your produce-industry peers to enjoy unbeatable entertainment, exclusive events and endless networking opportunities.

98th Western Growers Annual Meeting

Western Growers is proud to continue to bring together the key decision-makers among America's premier growers, shippers and processors, including suppliers and fresh produce-industry allies, for Western Growers' 98th Annual Meeting November 3-6, 2024.

Immersed in the vibrant atmosphere of Scottsdale, Arizona, at the luxurious JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, attendees will experience unparalleled networking opportunities, captivating speakers and engaging presentations. The popular AgSharks Competition, a Western Growers flagship event, will be back to support startups looking to create modern solutions for agriculture.

2024 Award of Honor

Western Growers will bestow The Growers Company President and CEO Sonny Rodriguez with the 2024 Award of Honor. The Award of Honor is Western Growers' highest recognition of achievement and is given to individuals who have contributed extensively to the agricultural community. 

“The Western Growers Award of Honor is typically bestowed on the growers for whom this association was created in 1926,” said Western Growers President & CEO Dave Puglia. “This year, we break with that practice to honor Sonny Rodriguez. As President and CEO of The Growers Company, Sonny ensures that his customers – growers of fresh produce – can be confident that their crops will be expertly tended and harvested by skilled farm employees, and he does this with the highest commitment to integrity, ethical conduct and compassion for all."

PAC Luncheon Speaker: Bari Weiss

Award-winning journalist and author Bari Weiss will be the PAC Luncheon speaker during the Western Growers 2024 Annual Meeting, which is set for Nov. 3-6 at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The Western Growers Political Action Committee (PAC) provides strategic campaign support to elected officials and candidates.  Proceeds from our annual PAC luncheon help amplify our members’ voices in political contests across on both state and national levels. Tickets to the PAC Lunch are available in addition to a Full Conference Pass.

Award of Honor Entertainment

Mentalist Oz Pearlman will be this year’s entertainment during the Western Growers 98th Annual Meeting Award of Honor Dinner. A sought-after mentalist and a true entertainer, our audience is in for a night of dazzling mind reading abilities and entertainment. Prepare for a show like no other at the Western Growers Award of Honor Dinner Gala!

Thank You to our Sponsors

We extend our heartfelt appreciation to our generous sponsors for their invaluable support and commitment to making this event possible.

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