Irvine, CA-based Western Growers welcomed MAXIMILIAN MERRILL to its staff on May 13.
In his new role as federal government affairs analyst in Washington, DC, Merrill will be responsible for helping the Western Growers federal affairs team with regulatory and legislative objectives in both the legislative and executive branches of the federal government, according to the company press release.
“I’m excited about working on federal agriculture policy to help our agricultural economy stay strong,” Merrill said in the release.
Prior to joining Western Growers, Merrill was the environmental program and policy specialist for the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services.
Originally from Ligonier, PA, Merrill also runs a small buffalo farm in his home state.
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