John D'Arrigo Receives Eugene G. Sander Lifetime Achievement Award from University of Arizona
SALINAS, CA - Being a visionary means the best is always yet to come. John D’Arrigo, the President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of the Board for D’Arrigo California, knows this well, as he continues to help pave the way for agricultural successes we will enjoy long into the future. In recognition of his service to the community and contributions to the University of Arizona’s Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture (YCEDA), the University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences gave D’Arrigo the Eugene G. Sander Lifetime Achievement Award.
“I am honored and humbled to have received the Eugene G. Sander Lifetime Achievement Award. My experience working with University of Arizona and YCEDA has been one of the most productive and rewarding public-private partnerships to date,” stated D’Arrigo. “YCEDA is an excellent example of an effective and efficient public-private partnership bringing scientific research and the produce industry together to solve real-time agricultural issues experienced in the desert growing regions.”
The award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated superior performance in activities reflected in the mission of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, a press release noted. In 2013, John D’Arrigo was one of the founding members of the YCEDA.
The YCEDA is a public-private partnership that connects top scientists to the desert agricultural industry. It focuses on high-priority issues identified by industry stakeholders, including but not limited to increasing production efficiencies through disease and water management, food safety, crop yield maximization, and advanced ag technology.
“We are honored to present John D’Arrigo the Eugene G. Sander Lifetime Achievement Award. John is one of the true leaders of agriculture in the United States and an invaluable partner to the Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture,” stated Shane C. Burgess, Vice President for the Division of Agriculture, Life, and Veterinary Sciences, and Cooperative Extension for the University of Arizona.
We raise a glass to John D’Arrigo for achieving this high honor!