Western Growers is proud 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' 97th Annual Meeting November 12-15, 2023. Surrounded by the beauty of Hawaii at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa, attendees will enjoy valuable networking, exceptional speakers, and compelling presentations. This year will bring an encore round of the popular AgSharks Competition, a Western Growers trademark event to support startups looking to create modern solutions for agriculture.
This year, Western Growers will present the 2023 Award of Honor to D’Arrigo Bros. Co. of California CEO/President and Chairman of the Board John D’Arrigo. The Award of Honor is Western Growers’ highest recognition of achievement and is given to individuals who have contributed extensively to the agricultural community.
D’Arrigo Bros. Co. of California is a vertically integrated grower, packer and shipper of fresh fruits and vegetables in California, Arizona and Mexico. John D’Arrigo, a third-generation farmer, began his farming career cutting and packing lettuce, loading celery and planting fields in the Salinas Valley during the 1970s. John served on the Western Growers Board of Directors for 28 years and as Chair in 2004. In addition, he served on the Western Growers Assurance Trust Board of Directors from 1997-2022.
Comedian Tom Papa will perform during the entertainment portion of this year’s Award of Honor Dinner Gala. One of America’s top comedians, Papa will provide an evening of laughter and entertainment. Mark your calendars for November 12-15 and get ready to laugh with Tom Papa at the Western Growers Award of Honor Dinner!
The Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa is a luxury oasis with lush gardens and acres of pools. It offers ocean-view dining, rooms with private lanais, championship golf and the Anara Spa.