Keynote - Craig Regelbrugge


Washington Legislative Update

 
Thanks to Loma Vista Nursery for sponsoring Craig Regelbrugge's keynote session!

More information to be announced in the coming weeks.

Craig Regelbrugge serves as AmericanHort’s senior vice president, where he is responsible for industry advocacy and research programs. The mission of AmericanHort is to unite, promote, and advance our industry through advocacy, collaboration, connectivity, education, market development, and research. AmericanHort also represents the federal advocacy interests of the National Christmas Tree Association. 
 
Regelbrugge serves in national leadership positions representing the horticulture industry on matters relating to the labor force, plant health and production, and trade. He co-chairs the Agriculture Coalition for Immigration Reform, a broad-based coalition seeking legislation to ensure a stable and legal agricultural workforce, and is chairman of the board of the National Immigration Forum Action Fund.  He serves as chairman of the US Industry Advisory Group to the North American Plant Protection Organization. 
 
Regelbrugge received his undergraduate degree in horticulture from Virginia Tech, and he worked in the retail nursery industry and served as a county horticultural extension agent in Virginia before joining the American Nursery & Landscape Association, then the industry’s national organization, in December, 1989. 
 
He is a frequent presenter, author, and spokesperson on topics relating to the workforce and immigration, production, trade, and environmental issues impacting farmers and small businesses in and serving the horticulture industry. He is an avid gardener of landscape plants, vegetables, berries, and…oysters.