Apr 13, 2017
Tom Nassif wins Agriculturalist of the Year award

Tom Nassif, Western Growers president & CEO, has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 Agriculturalist of the Year Award for his contributions to the California agricultural industry.

In selecting Nassif for the recognition, the California State Fair Ag Advisory Council considered his role in elevating the immigration reform debate to focus on the need for a reliable and legal workforce for agriculture, establishing a new specialty crop title in the Farm Bill, driving the creation of a new food safety system resulting in the formation of the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement, and opening the Western Growers Center for Innovation and Technology, among many other accomplishments.

Nassif will be recognized at the State Fair Gala on Thursday, June 22. Held at the California State Fair in Sacramento, the gala raises funds for The Friends of the California State Fair Student Scholarship Program, which seeks to support well-rounded, high academic achievers in agricultural-based fields of study. For information on the State Fair Gala and Student Scholarship program, email [email protected].

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