Our Great Sponsors

Thank you to our Sponsors

Gold Sponsors:

· Ocean Mist

· T&A


Silver Sponsors:

· American Takii

· Church Brothers

· Drew Massa

· Duncan Family Farms

· Growers Express- Green Fresh Giant

· Joy Jacobs Realty


· Rio Farms-Susan & David Gill

· Rijk Zwaan USA

· Scheid Vineyards

· Moncrieff & Hart

Thank You to our Wine Sponsors

· Scheid Vineyards

· Kevin Olson Vineyards

· K.T. Vineyards

· J. McFarland Wines

· Pierce Ranch Vineyards

Tickets On Sale and Sponsors Announced For The Grower Shipper Association Foundation Benefit

“Concert at Corral” February 20th
Excited To Announce Two New Gold Sponsors
Ag Leaders Support The Grower Shipper Association Foundation

SALINAS, CA – Agricultural Companies rally together around a special benefit concert to help support The Grower Shipper Association Foundation Ag Education Program: AgKnowledge, More Produce in Schools, and a Greater Vision. Susan Marscellas, The Grower-Shipper Association Foundation Director announced today that Ocean Mist and T&A are its gold sponsor. They joined this event because they support getting more Salad Bars in schools and promoting healthy food options for kids. Also, these leaders support community education of the Ag industry. Most people do not know about the process that our fresh food goes through to get to the market and consumer. Programs like AgKnowledge and A Greater Vision help take the public inside to understand where your food comes from and food safety.

Concert at Corral is a fun way to support Ag Education and getting fresh veggies to more kids. It will be a unique event bringing Ag and the community together through music, food and wine!

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Press Release January 21, 2015

SALINAS, CA – 20 January 2015 – The Grower-Shipper Association Foundation is accepting applications for the 2015 AgKnowledge program now through February 9, 2015.

Community members are encouraged to apply to the nine-month AgKnowledge executive leadership program, which is focused on educating participants about the heritage, diversity, stewardship, and complexity of Monterey County agriculture and the interdependencies of agriculture, local government, and the community.

AgKnowledge courses focus on issues affecting and influenced by the local agricultural industry, including food safety and security, labor and immigration, technology, marketing, conservation, urban/agriculture interfacing, air, water and much more.

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Concert at Corral

Grower-Shipper Association Foundation has announced a special benefit “Concert at Corral” featuring Doug Ranno & The Harvesting Crew, February 20, 2015

SALINAS, CA (December 29, 2014)   Grower-Shipper Association Foundation Director, Susan Marscellas, announced the Grower Shipper Association Foundation will be holding a special event and benefit concert at Corral de Tierra Country Club Theater located at 81 Corral de Tierra Road in Salinas, featuring Salinas’s own Doug Ranno and his band The Harvesting Crew, February 20, 2015 to support Ag Education. Approximately 250 tickets will be made available to the public and those tickets are limited to a first-come, first-serve basis starting the week ofJanuary 5th for $85.00 each by going to Eventbrite.com (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/concert-at-corral-featuring-doug-ranno-the-harvesting-crew-tickets-15095116901?utm_campaign=new_event_email&utm_medium=email&utm_source=eb_email&utm_term=eventurl_text) for ticket purchase.

The benefit event is being called “Concert at Corral” – GUITARS, OLD CARS FOR SALAD BARS and will start at 6:00pm on February 20, 2015 with a special red carpet entry, photo wall, strolling dinner, wine tasting, silent auction and concert all included in the price of the ticket ($85.00).

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Fresh produce battles fast food for America’s stomachs

(Photo: Dennis L. Taylor/The Californian)

Putting fresh fruits and vegetables in front of school children during lunch is a fight – not with the kids, rather with the makers of the other stuff on their plates.

“We’re fighting pizzas and French fries – those guys don’t want to get tossed off a lucrative place at the table,” said Rep. Sam Farr, D-Carmel, on Wednesday during the Greater Vision 2014: The Business of Healthy Eating forum at California State University, Monterey Bay.

The forum looked at the challenges and opportunities of public health joining forces with agriculture. One of the challenges is getting Congress to put healthier choices on the plates of school children. But with the lobbying power of fast food, as well as the canned and frozen food industries, getting fresh fruits and vegetables on kids plates is an uphill battle, a number of the experts at the forum said.

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A Greater Vision – October 22, 2014


Grower-Shipper Association Foundation, and supported by CSU Monterey Bay and the Central Coast Ag Task Force.


A Greater Vision – The Business of Healthy Eating
A Greater Vision is an annual education event providing a series of public forum featuring speakers and panel discussions from community members, academic researchers, elected officials, public agencies, and agricultural representatives.


Wed. October 22, 2014 – 2:00pm – 4:30pm


California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) – University Center Ballroom


The series addresses agricultural issues important to agriculture and the larger community, and is designed for the general public. Central Coast agriculture grows fruits and vegetables recommended for a healthy diet. Currently the agriculture industry and public health are both working together to protect the environment and prevent diseases like diabetes. A public-private partnership, uneasy at times, is emerging to address this challenge.

In this series, we will examine how the system of production agriculture and the promotion of public health can work together to provide value added produce at an affordable price, while protecting farm workers and the environment. In three annual sessions, experts will examine this challenge to and how it can be addressed through public policy, marketing programs designed to promote the public good, and ne production technologies.
There is no charge to attend.

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