Washington Growers League is a non-profit, non-partisan association formed exclusively to assist and represent agricultural employers on labor and employment issues. We are the labor specialists in the industry and provide vital human resource services to agricultural employers in Washington state.
Members of the Washington Growers League can rely on assistance from a professional staff with expertise in the legal, housing and safety requirements unique to the agricultural industry.
Mike Gempler is the Executive Director of the Washington Growers League.
Mike is a past-president of the National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE), based in Washington, DC. He also serves as Treasurer of the Washington State Farmworker Housing Trust, as a member of the Stewardship Council of the Food Alliance, and as Treasurer of the Mt. Adams Health Foundation. He received a bachelor's degree in agriculture from Ohio State University and a master's degree in agricultural economics from the University of Wyoming. Mike is also a graduate of the Washington Agriculture and Forestry Leadership Program.
Linda Brown is WGL's Office Administrator. She has more than 10 years' experience connecting WGL members with the resources and information they need.
Cody Chrismer is the Housing Program Manager for WGL's seasonal farmworker housing: Sage Bluff in Malaga, WA and Brender Creek in Cashmere, WA.
Anabel Torres joined WGL in 2013 and is our Sage Bluff Office Manager in Malaga, WA.
The Board of Directors for Washington Growers League includes growers from all areas of Washington state. Board members are elected by the voting membership of WGL and serve a three-year term.
Tom Waliser, Walla Walla
Gail Brown, Cowichee
Jeff Perrault, Toppenish
Richard Halvorson, Toppenish
The WGL Board President position is currently vacant.
Updated December 2016
Sage Bluff Seasonal Housing
in Malaga, WA
in Cashmere, WA
for cherry harvest
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