IRVINE, Calif. — Western Growers is welcoming the seventh class of Future Volunteer Leaders, a group who will be embedded in specialized networking and agricultural leadership development events with the organization for the next two years.
Class VII includes:
- Celeste Alonzo, Junior Enterprises
- Jose Covarrubias, Wholesum Farms
- Krystal Del Bosque, Del Bosque Farms
- Briana Giampaoli, Live Oak Farms
- Shay Myers, Owyhee Produce
- Garrett Nishimori, San Miguel Produce
- Nisha Noroian, Nish Noroian Farms, Hye Farms
- Sal Parra, Coyula Farms
- Spencer Quinn, Quinn Company
- Anthony Reade, Betteravia Farms
- Byron Talley, Talley Farms
- Mitchell Yerxa, River Vista Farms
Complete bios for Class VII can be found in the attached .pdf.
Members of the class will be invited to participate in all regular Western Growers board meeting functions for the next two years, in addition to standalone farm tours with WG board members and trainings with the organization’s subject matter experts.
In 2011, Western Growers welcomed its inaugural class of Future Volunteer Leaders. The competitively-selected Future Volunteer Leaders Program is designed for the next generation of leaders within Western Growers member companies interested in becoming more informed and effective advocates for the fresh produce industry. These individuals are policy-minded and have expressed a desire to serve the industry – both now and in the future – in volunteer leadership capacities.
About Western Growers:
Founded in 1926, Western Growers represents local and regional family farmers growing fresh produce in California, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico. Western Growers’ members and their workers provide over half the nation’s fresh fruits, vegetables and tree nuts, including half of America’s fresh organic produce. Connect and learn more about Western Growers on Twitter and Facebook.