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June 2016 

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19 - Member Meeting


Sandra Fischbein, 

CalCoastPalms, LLC.


Jordan Marcellus,

Greenheart Farms


Jane Riffle, 

Ball Tagawa Growers


Julie Hoyt, Crop

Production Services


Dave Pruitt, iHort 

Ben Trogdon, Pacific Sun Growers

Butch Yamashita, Corey Nursery

Ulf Schnack,

Ball Flora Plant

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Open House Education Center 

Greenheart Farms

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Cal Seedling
Ball Tagawa
Pacific Sun Growers
A Place to Grow
Arroyo Grande In Bloom
AG Orchid Society
Nipomo Native Gardens
Sweet Harvest
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Local FFAs
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Message from the President

      Thank you to all our sponsors, members, volunteers and participants who helped make this year's Open House at Nipomo High School a big success. We raised awareness of the local Horticulture Industry, we funded our Scholarship Program, and we cultivated an interest in enjoying plants among the over 1200 visitors. 
      Events like ours introduce to people and foster in them a lifelong enjoyment of plants for their beauty, flavor, utility and therapeutic effect. As our world becomes increasingly technological its important that we stay connected to the flora that we have been co-evolving with.  Also we need people to buy plants to support our businesses.
      This year's Scholarship recipients were an exceptionally qualified group! 
Those that attended the Awards Banquet were able to meet Professor Scott Steinmaus, Head of the Horticulture Department of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.  Some of these students will have Scott as a professor in the next few years. Scott spoke of the need for the Horticulture /Agriculture industry to cast off the old image of farmers kicking dirt clods in the field.  We need to promote our businesses as the Science and Technology industry that we are with fulfilling, white collar careers to offer. We plan to work with more closely with Scott and Cal Poly to that end.
     Fellow members, before you go on your summer vacations, please take a moment to participate in our survey of Speaker topics and Continuing Education Seminars for the fall and spring.  We want to provide you with valuable resources to enhance your business. Please "Help us Help you"!

Enjoy the Summer!

2016 Open House Tour
2016 Open House Tour
This year's Open House was  a huge success largely to all the members who participated.  It went seamlessly thanks to our host Nipomo FFA at Nipomo High School and our volunteers from Arroyo Grande In Bloom, the CCGGA Board of Directors, and Nipomo/Arroyo Grande Lions Club. We raised $20,000 for the CCGGA Scholarship Fund!  Thank you everyone who helped out! 
2016 Quarterly Meeting Recap  
2016 Scholarship Recipients
  T wenty-seven members and guests attended th e Central Coast Greenhouse Growers Quarterly Meeting held at the CalCoast Palms, LLC. on June 2, 2016. We celebrate outstanding students who received 2016 Scholarships.  Speaker Brenda Ouwerkerk  from the San Luis Obispo County  Agricultural  Department guided our members guests through important statistics gathere d from this year's annual report.  The drought themed report will be available shortly.  Brenda also highlighted the latest developments in the procedures to regulate cultivation of medical marijuana. 

It was our pleasure to also have Dr. Scott Steinm a us Cal Poly Department Head of the Horticulture and Cro p Scien ce Department.  Dr. Steinmaus  shared his vision of changing the perception of Agriculture.  His desire is that students, faculty, and beyond understand that  Agriculture  is a groundbreaking science and has continued to provide many jobs.
Left to Right: Dave Pruitt, Butch Yamashita, and Dan Jones
Where are they now? 
Jynel Gularte,  Past Scholarship Recipient 

SLO High School 2016 Scholarship Recipients

Professional Development and DPR-approved Continuing Education Workshops 
How will you grow?
The CCGGA is dedicated to providing you a rewarding membership experience.  We are currently exploring the possibility of organizing various local professional development and DPR-approved Continuing Education workshops for you and your staff.  Please take a moment to fill out a short survey which will help us customize these events to your preferences.  
Where do you go for your local Ag news? 

San Luis Obispo Farm Bureau provides several sources for local information about issues, events and matters of importance to agriculturalists.

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SLO Country Magazine
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SLO Farm Bureau

The  Central  Coast  Greenhouse Growers Association (CCGGA) was founded to provide a cohesive organization that acts as a good neighbor within the local and regional community, providing information and education to neighbors; other community groups or businesses; and county, state, or federal agencies.
The CCGGA acts on behalf of its members in resolving issues that may arise with neighboring communities, as we work to coexist and enjoy the numerous benefits the Central Coast provides for both living and growing high-quality plants.