Research - California Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers

Regular Communications
UCNFA/CCUH Support
Industry Representation
BMP Grant
Both CANGC and NGA are
Regulatory Affairs
working on behalf of the
Ag Day
California nursery
CCN Pro
industry. Supporting both
Cal HIP and PlantRight
organizations allows us
CA GROWN
to cover a wider range of
CANERS: Research and
issues to the benefit of
the entire industry.
Scholarship
Plantable App
Plant Something! Campaign
State Legislative Issues
ACP- Retail Compliance
Partnerships
Agreement
Federal Issues:
Branding Panel
Immigration and Labor
Lumber Assessment
Lobbying
Economic Impact Report
Legislative Networking
Regulatory Issues
Irrigated Lands Group Waiver
Economic Reports
GWSS Program
Communication with
Southern Growers
Grower Education
UC Extension Liaison
Local Legislative Issues
CANERS Makes a Difference
Research Grants and Scholarships Total
Over $3 Million Since 1989
Donate Today to Support the CANERS Mission!
Research
The CANERS Foundation has funds available to support research
projects pertinent to the production, post-harvest handling and
marketing of nursery crops.
Scholarships
The CANERS Foundation distributes scholarships for the benefit of
students who are interested in pursuing an education and career in
horticulture and are attending a two-year or four-year college from
which a horticulture degree can be obtained.
Total Funding: $3,069,553
$4,000,000
$987,368
$3,000,000
$2,000,000
$2,082,185
$1,000,000
$0
Research
Scholarship
California Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers
2015 Board of Directors
SCOTT KLITTICH
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Otto and Sons Nursery
Position: Owner
Other Organizations: Farm Bureau Ventura County - First Vice President,
Bardsdale 4-H, Boy Scout Troop 406 – Scout Master, Ag Advisory Committee
Fillmore High School, and Ag Leadership Class 43.
Favorite Pastime: I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, and camping.
ASHLEY GILL ROSSI
VICE CHAIR
Green Acres Nursery and Supply LLC
Position: Family Member & Marketing Director
Other Organizations: 100% dedicated to CANGC!
Favorite Pastime: Running, reading, eating, traveling
HAP KELLOGG
IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Kellogg Garden Products
Position: President/CEO
Other Organizations: Participate in various Christian ministry organizations,
is a member of Vistage, and sits on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles
Arboretum.
Favorite Pastime: Spending time with family and various outdoor activities.
JOSH KAWAHARA
TREASURER
Kawahara Nursery, Inc.
Position: Operations Manager
Other Organizations: 100% CANGC
Favorite Pastime: Golfing
ED CASEY
EXECUTIVE RETAIL MEMBER DIRECTOR
Friedman’s Home Improvement
Position: Buyer
Favorite Pastime: Currently prepping for our new store to open in a couple of
months. Outside of that I enjoy raising two boys with my wife.
RANDY BALDWIN
EXECUTIVE GROWER MEMBER DIRECTOR
San Marcos Growers
Position: Partner and General Manager
Other Organizations: I am also on the board of directors of the Cactus and
Succulent Society of America and currently am on the following committees:
CLCA Landscape Industry Show, Water Use Classification of Landscape Species
Project, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Advisory Committee, Lotusland Plant
Collections, Development Advisory Committee, UCSB Landscape Design
Review Committee, Santa Barbara Partners in Water Conservation, Judge for the
Santa Barbara International Orchid Show
Favorite Pastime: Don’t think I have much time for anything else as a favorite
pastime but do enjoy spending my remaining time with my wife and 2 children!
GENE RICHAU
EXECUTIVE ASSOCIATE MEMBER DIRECTOR
Myers Lawn and Garden Group
Other Organizations: Former Nursery Growers Association board member.
Position: Southwest District Sales Manager
Favorite Pastime: Jammin’ bass in my rock band
JON REELHORN, CCNP
REGIONAL DIRECTOR-NORTH
Belmont Nursery
Position: President Belmont Nursery
Other Organizations: Horticultural Research Institute of American Hort, Advisor
to the Plant Science Department at Cal State University Fresno, Steering
Committee of Plant Right (Sustainable Conservation), California Ag Leadership
Favorite Pastime: Hiking with my dogs in the local national forests, golfing with
the boys at a course new to me, and spring training baseball with the anticipation
of a good season ahead.
CLAYTON SMITH
REGIONAL DIRECTOR-NORTH
Monterey Lawn & Garden
Position: Western Territory Manager/Horticulturist
Other Organizations: Past President of the San Fernando CAN Chapter. Director
of Performing Arts at Chapel in the Pines
Favorite Pastime: Skiing (when there’s snow), Kayaking and Fishing (when there’s
water) and long distance bike riding as well as writing and producing plays.
BRITTANY LAMBERT SHEADE
REGIONAL DIRECTOR-NORTH
Yamagami’s Nursery
Position: General Manager
Favorite Pastime: I love spending time with family and mountain biking, hiking,
and skiing as often as I can.
MIKE WRONKOWSKI, CCNP
REGIONAL DIRECTOR-SOUTH
Green Arrow Nursery
Position: Nursery Manager
Other Organizations: CCNP Committee Chair, Jack Wick Award recipient. Also
involved with the Surfrider Foundation.
Favorite Pastime: Surfing, fishing, and bicycling.
STEVE BERGQUIST, CCNP
REGIONAL DIRECTOR-SOUTH
Green Thumb Nursery
Position: Vice President
Other Organizations: I have previously served on the board and held office in local
CAN chapters in Orange County and Northern San Diego County.
Favorite Pastime: My favorite pastime is hiking.
OMEAD JAFROODI
REGIONAL DIRECTOR-SOUTH
American Horticultural Supply, Inc.
Position: General Manager
Other Organizations: Excited to be a part of the CANGC Board bringing the
horticultural community in California closer together.
Favorite Pastime: Outside of work and industry related events, I am spending all
of my time with my wife of 6 years and 2 children, a boy 3 ½ years old and a girl
4 months old, my favorite pastime.
Meet our Dedicated Team of Professionals
CHRIS ZANOBINI
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Chris serves in leadership positions for several agricultural organizations both
at the state, national, and international levels. He has a history of building ag
coalitions to achieve common goals and to provide for the long-term prosperity
of the ag industry. On a personal level Chris is on the Host Committee for the
St Vincent De Paul Society Annual Fundraiser, and involved with UC Davis
Alumni relations. Chris is a graduate of the University of California at Davis
with a degree in Plant Science and an emphasis in Agricultural Management.
He holds a MBA emphasizing marketing and management from the U.C. Davis
Graduate School of Management. He also completed post graduate work in
education.
ANITA GORE
CONTROLLER
Anita Gore is responsible for accounting and financial reporting functions. She
assists in preparing annual association project budgets and prepares financial
reports. Anita oversees reporting and financial activities of the associations’
political action committees and is responsible for compliance with pertinent
political campaign laws.
NIDA AGNO
ASSISTANT CONTROLLER
Nida is charged with maintaining the member databases for multiple
associations, cash receipts, invoicing, and miscellaneous office duties including
assisting all associations with projects as needed. She is responsible for dues
billings and rendering membership reports.
DONNA BOGGS
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
Donna performs management functions and is responsible for annual
conventions, an annual feed production conference, a mid-year convention,
association board meetings and miscellaneous seminars, legislative receptions
and meetings. Donna manages several webpages, edits and publishes various
association membership directories, and the weekly E-Newsletter for several
groups. She is a member of Meeting Professionals International.
JANE TOWNSEND
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
Jane is the staff liaison for several clients and has full planning and
implementation responsibilities for several conferences. She also works on special
projects, assists with governmental relations activities, conducts research and
renders industry wage and benefit surveys. Jane has experience in managing and
marketing the Political Action Committees.
ANN QUINN
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
Ann serves in several leadership positions in various industries including the
rice, nursery, and floral industries. She is active in legislative and regulatory issues
such as labor and transportation. Ann oversees the California Certified Nursery
Professional program and is a committee member of the California Farm Bureau’s
Horticulture Advisory Committee. Ann also coordinates an annual Animal
Nutrition Conference.
BETSY PETERSON
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF TECHNICAL SERVICES
Betsy works closely with the Department of Pesticide Regulation on product
registration and with various regulatory agencies on issues that impact production
agriculture. Betsy managed the operations of the Wildland Collected Certification
program & developed certification forms, standards and reports. Betsy has
successfully organized & implemented a variety of meetings and workshops. Betsy
holds a B.S. from the University of California Davis.
DEBBIE MURDOCK
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR/REGISTERED LOBBYIST
Debbie worked for United States Senator Paul Laxalt of Nevada in Washington as
a Legislative Assistant. For five years Debbie worked on agricultural related issues
and judiciary committee matters. Debbie monitors and tracks industry-specific
issues and she plays a key role in influencing decision-making in California. She is
a graduate of the University of Colorado with a B.A. in Political Science.
NICK MATTEIS
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
Nick is the staff liaison for a number of clients including the Buy California
Marketing Agreement. Nick also assists on regulatory and legislative
communication and representation at key hearings and meetings. Nick is a
graduate of the University of Nevada Reno with a B.A. in Political Science and a
minor in Spanish. Nick is fluent in Spanish and is skilled at writing, reading and
translation of documents.
SPENCER HALSEY
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
Spencer is primarily engaged in business development, strategy, member recruitment
and communication as well as regulatory and legislative affairs. Spencer serves as the
staff liaison and executive for several clients. Spencer is a graduate of the University of
California Davis with a B.A. in Psychology.
HOLLY KLEIN
SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER
Holly is responsible for overseeing and managing online social media outreach for
a number of AAMSI clients. She conducts daily posting and monitoring on social
media channels including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Google+ in
addition to content development and graphic design. Holly holds a B.A. in Psychology
from the University of California Riverside.
ANNE ESTRADA
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Anne serves as our Administrative Assistant. In addition to phone reception and
clerical responsibilities, she also provides support in the preparation of manuals and
distribution of association materials, directories, and publications as well as assistance
with mailings and meeting preparation.
LORA VELARDO
OFFICE SUPERVISOR
In addition to shared phone reception and clerical responsibilities, Lora provides
general administrative support in preparing and distributing association outreach
materials, on-site meeting assistance and is also responsible for the daily publication
of a commodity Market Review.
BARBARA WINDMILLER
SPECIAL PROJECTS
Barbara served as the Field Director for the California Kiwifruit industry for many years. Since her retirement
she has worked with AAMSI on a number of projects including oversight and guidance in the Kiwifruit
Administrative Committee’s operations and Section 8E compliance, Data collection and analysis for the
California Cherry and Pear programs.
TAD BELL
REGULATORY ISSUES
Tad spent eighteen years at the California Department of Food and Agriculture, holding several positions
including Senior Biologist, Director of Policy Development and Undersecretary of Agriculture. Since leaving
the Department Tad has focused on regulatory issues, and is currently a principal in Velo Consulting in
Sacramento. Tad provided key support to the California grain and feed industry during the Karnal Bunt crisis
and is extremely familiar with state and federal regulatory affairs.
California Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers
1521 “I” Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 448-3900 * Fax (916) 446-1063
info@cangc.org * www.cangc.org
MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
MEMBERSHIP YEAR – APRIL 1, 2015 TO MARCH 31, 2016
Name
Company, School or Organization
Are you an active CCN Professional
No
Yes CCN Pro ID #
WORK INFORMATION The following information, if provided, will be printed in the annual membership directory.
Address/City/State/Zip
Phone________________________________ Toll Free_________________________ Fax
Email Address
Web Address
Please put a check next to the member type you qualify for:
 Regular Member (per location)
$760.00 Annually
Firms who own or are engaged in operating a nursery business with locations in California
 Retail Garden Center Grower Retail/Grower
 Associate Member (per location)
$510.00 Annually
Any individual, partnership or corporation engaged in a business related to horticulture other than the nursery business, including the growing of
bulbs, seeds or turf sod or the provision of non-plant products and services, or if a landscape contractor or maintenance company or landscape
architect shall be eligible for an Associate Membership.
 Affiliate/Friend of CANGC
$55.00 Annually
Employee of a Regular or Associate Member firm or a Friend of CANGC not meeting the Regular or Associate Member categories.
 CCN Pro ™ (Member Firm)
$35.00 Annually
Employee of a Regular or Associate member firm who is an active CCN Pro through maintenance of his/her certification status as required by the
CCN Pro committee. Please note: This is for individual membership in the CANGC. This is separate from the Bi-annual CCN Pro renewal dues.
 CCN Pro™ (Non-Member Firm)
$110.00 Annually
Employee of a non-member firm who is an active CCN Pro through maintenance of his/her certification status as required by the CCN Pro
Committee. Please Note: This is for individual membership in CANGC. This is separate from the annual CCN Pro renewal Dues.
 College/University Nursery
$110.00 Annually
Any two or four year college/university that offers education in the field of horticulture and maintains a nursery operation on its campus, either retail,
grower or retail/grower. Contact must be the head of the horticulture department unless appointed by the college/university.
 Education/Research/Garden Writer
$60.00 Annually
Individual involved in education and/or research, or a Garden writer. Employment verification required.
 Student
No Annual Fee
Any student in high school, or a two or four year institution. Enrollment verification required.
 Privileged
$60.00 Minimum Donation
Any retiree from the nursery that makes an annual minimum donation of $50.00 to either the CANERS Foundation…Endowment for Research and
scholarships or the California Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers.
Membership Dues (based on category above)
Donation to Political Action Committee
Donation to CANGC’s CANERS Foundation
DUES/DONATIONS TOTAL
$________________
$________________
$________________
$________________
DUES PAYMENT MUST ACCOMPANY THIS APPLICATION
 Check Enclosed Payable to CANGC
 Credit Card Payment
 Visa
 MasterCard
American Express

Card Number_________________________________________ Exp Date _____________ Security Code ___________
Billing Zip Code _________________ Cardholder’s Signature
TAX DEDUCTION APPLICABILITY
20% of the dues payment is not deductible as a business expense. (In compliance with the Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1993) Contributions or
gifts to trade associations (including those to political action committees) are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal or state tax
purposes.
(The $10.00 AmericanHort contribution is included in each Annual Membership)
California Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers
(Asociación de Viveros y Centros de Jardines de California)
1521 “I” Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 448-3900 * Fax (916) 446-1063
info@cangc.org * www.cangc.org
SOLICITUD DE MEMBRESÍA
AÑO DE MEMBRESÍA – 1 DE ABRIL DE 2015 AL 31 DE MARZO DE 2016
Nombre
Compañía, Escuela u Organización
¿Es usted un Profesional Certificado de Viveros de California (CCN, por sus siglas en inglés) activo? No
Si
Nº de identificación de Profesional CCN
INFORMACIÓN DEL TRABAJO Si se proporciona, la siguiente información será impresa en el directorio de membresía anual.
Dirección/Ciudad/Estado/Código Postal
Teléfono________________________________ Teléfono gratuito_________________________ Fax
Dirección de email
Sitio Web
_______
Por favor coloque una marca junto al tipo de miembro para el cual califica:
Miembro Regular (por establecimiento)
$760.00 al año
Empresas propietarias de un vivero o dedicadas a operar un vivero con establecimientos en California
 Centro de jardines minorista  Productor Comerciante minorista/Productor
 Miembro Asociado (por establecimiento)
$510.00 al año
Toda persona, asociación o corporación que opera un negocio relacionado con la horticultura, a excepción de un negocio de viveros, incluyendo el
cultivo de bulbos, semillas o tepes de césped, o provisión de productos y servicios que no constituyen plantas, o contratista paisajista o arquitecto
paisajista, es elegible para ser Miembro Asociado.
 Afiliado/Amigo de CANGC
$55.00 al año
Empleado de una empresa que es Miembro Regular o Asociado o un Amigo de CANGC que no encaja en las categorías de Miembro Regular o
Asociado.
 CCN Pro™ (Empresa Miembro)
$35.00 al año
Empleado de una empresa que es Miembro Regular o Asociado y Profesional CCN activo manteniendo su condición de certificación según lo
establecido por el comité de Profesionales CCN. Por favor tenga en cuenta lo siguiente: Esta cantidad corresponde a la membresía individual del
CANGC, y es independiente de la cuota de renovación semestral como Profesional CCN.
 CCN Pro™(Empresa no miembro)
$110.00 al año
Empleado de una empresa no miembro que es Profesional CCN activo manteniendo su condición de certificación según lo establecido por el comité
de Profesionales CCN. Por favor tenga en cuenta lo siguiente: Esta cantidad corresponde a la membresía individual del CANGC, y es independiente
de la cuota de renovación anual como Profesional CCN.
 Vivero de College/Universidad
$110.00 al año
Cualquier college o universidad con estudios de dos o cuatro años de duración que ofrece educación en el campo de la horticultura y opera un vivero
en su campus, ya sea como comerciante minorista, productor o comerciante minorista/productor. El contacto debe ser el jefe del departamento de
horticultura, a menos que sea designado por el college/universidad.
 Educación/Investigación/Escritor sobre Jardines
$60.00 al año
Persona que se dedica a la educación y/o la investigación, o bien es un escritor sobre jardines. Se requiere verificación de empleo.
 Estudiante
Sin cargo anual
Todo estudiante de escuela secundaria o de una institución con estudios de dos o cuatro años de duración. Se requiere verificación de inscripción.
 Privilegiado
$60.00 donación mínima
Toda persona jubilada del vivero que realiza una donación mínima anual de $50.00 ya sea a la Fundación CANERS… Fundación para Investigación
y Becas, o a la Asociación de Viveros y Centros de Jardines de California.
Cuota de membresía (en función de la categoría mencionada anteriormente)$________________
EL PAGO DE LA CUOTA DEBE ACOMPAÑAR A ESTA SOLICITUD
 Cheque adjunto pagadero a CANGC
Donación a Comité de Acción Política
$________________
Donación a la Fundación CANERS de CANGC
$________________
 Pago con Tarjeta de Crédito
DUES/DONATIONS TOTAL
$________________
 Visa
 MasterCard
American Express
Número de tarjeta__________________________ Fecha de vencimiento_____________ Código de seguridad_________________
Código postal de facturación_________________ Firma del titular de la tarjeta
APLICABILIDAD DE DEDUCCIÓN DE IMPUESTOS
El 20% del pago de la cuota no es deducible como gasto de negocios. En cumplimiento de la Ley Ómnibus de Reconciliación de 1993, las
contribuciones o donaciones a asociaciones comerciales (incluyendo aquellas realizadas a comités de acción política) no son deducibles como
contribuciones de caridad a los fines de los impuestos federales o estatales.
(Cada membresía anual incluye la contribución AmericanHort de $10.00)
Mission
To promote and protect the interests of the
California nursery industry
Vision
CANGC will be the unifying voice for the
California nursery industry
Core Values Statement
Effective Listening, Clear Communication, and
Member Participation are required to deliver the
Transparency and Accountability that is
fundamental to CANGC’s Sustainability through
our second century