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Western Growers holds annual meeting in Maui

DSC 0050More than 500 people attended the Western Growers Annual Meeting in mid-November. The event took place in Maui as Western Growers celebrated its 94th anniversary year Nov. 10-13 at the Wailea Beach Resort. The meeting included networking opportunities, including a golf tournament and a number of social gatherings. Ryan Talley of Talley Farms was elected chairman of the board for 2019-20 and longtime President Tom Nassif, will retire Feb. 1, 2020, was presented with the association’s prestigious WG Award of Honor.

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