Welcome to the Western Growers Annual Meeting 2019, a culmination of hospitality, industry expertise, and an in-depth look into our world of agriculture and opportunity for growth. Over the span of three days, you will have the privilege of networking with premier industry leaders, the opportunity to take part in educational workshops, and experience all of the services and benefits of our Western Growers family. Together is the best place to be.

Secure your place in paradise now.

Art Laffer
Founder / Chairman
Laffer & Associates

Daymond John
CEO / Founder

The Passing Zone
John Wee
Owen Morse


Dear Friends,

Maui is a magical place, and we feel fortunate to be hosting the 94th Western Growers Annual Meeting at the picturesque, family-friendly Wailea Beach Marriott Resort from November 10th – 13th, 2019.  We invite you to join your Board of Directors, fellow members, and industry partners in this yearly celebration of the fresh produce industry. Over the years, the Western Growers Annual Meeting has become synonymous with education, friendship, and fun.  We are honored to carry forward that tradition this year in Hawaii, and pledge to provide relevant and informative workshops, memorable venues and events, and top-notch motivational and entertaining speakers to help commemorate our collective successes as an industry.

The Award of Honor event is always a highlight of the Annual Meeting and we urge you to watch the Western Growers Spotlight for information about this year’s Award of Honor Honoree.

The purpose of the Western Growers Annual Meeting is to serve the members and connect with our partners.  It is your participation that makes the Annual Meeting the great event that it is.  For our association, and our industry, the whole is undeniably greater than the sum of the parts. We all understand the challenges facing our individual businesses and the efforts that go into carrying our family farming legacies into the next generation. These obstacles will be overcome through us coming together, forming common bonds, and uniting behind shared purposes. The Western Growers Annual Meeting provides the perfect forum to achieve that mission.

Please join Catharine and I as we strive to build a stronger and more unified future for the fresh produce industry. We look forward to seeing you and enjoying your company in Hawaii!

Ron and Catharine Ratto