Plant Sciences, Inc. Executive Daniel Nelson Joins UnitedAg Board of Directors

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Plant Sciences, Inc. Executive Daniel Nelson Joins UnitedAg Board of Directors

Santa Cruz County-based agricultural leader brings global expertise to trade association board

IRVINE, Calif., July 19, 2017 – UnitedAg, a member-owned agricultural trade association representing more than 650 organizations in California and Arizona, announced today that Daniel Nelson, Vice President & Chief Business Officer for Watsonville, Calif.-based Plant Sciences, Inc. (PSI), a global agricultural research and consulting company, has been elected to the association’s Board of Directors. He becomes the seventh agribusiness leader to currently serve on the UnitedAg Board.

“Daniel was raised in the California agricultural community and understands our industry, its challenges and opportunities, quite literally from the ground up,” said UnitedAg Board Chairman Anthony Vollering, CEO of GrowLink, Inc. “His deep commitment to the ag community, broad business and scientific knowledge of our industry, and extensive experience with national and international agribusiness clients, make Daniel an outstanding addition to the United Ag Board of Directors.”

“I’m pleased and honored to join the UnitedAg Board and look forward to working with my fellow directors and the organization’s executive leadership and staff to achieve UnitedAg’s goals aimed at advancing the health, education, advocacy and future of our industry,” said Nelson.

In addition to Vollering, Nelson joins the following other members of UnitedAg’s Board: Aaron “A.J.” Cisney, General Manager for Rancho Guadalupe, LLC; Veronica Urzua, Treasurer Senior Director of Human Resources and Risk Management for Pacific International Marketing; Les Graulich, CFO and Secretary/Treasurer for Plantel Nurseries, Inc.; Jerry Pogorzelski, CFO of Saticoy Lemon Association; and Raul Solis, a human resources professional with Moody Western Cooling.

About UnitedAg

Founded in 1980, UnitedAg is a member-owned agricultural trade association dedicated to providing innovative solutions for a strong and healthy agricultural industry. UnitedAg represents more than 650 agriculture-affiliated member organizations, including agricultural companies (growers, shippers, coolers, processors, dairy and livestock producers, and supporting businesses); associates; cooperatives; and partner agricultural associations. UnitedAg helps its members meet their employee benefits needs, promotes their interests with lawmakers, and helps them comply with legislation and regulation. Based in Irvine, Calif., UnitedAg has offices in Oxnard, Corona, Salinas, Fresno and Santa Maria. For more information, visit www.unitedag.org or call (800) 223-4590.

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UnitedAg Adds Seven New Health & Wellness Clinics to its Growing Network Serving California Farmworker Families

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UnitedAg Adds Seven New Health & Wellness Clinics to its Growing Network
Serving California Farmworker Families

Agreement with Pinnacle HealthCare extends beneficial services, many of which are provided with no copay or deductive under most plans, to thousands more of its insured participants

IRVINE, Calif., (AgPR), June 26, 2017 – UnitedAg, a member-owned agricultural trade association representing more than 650 organizations in California and Arizona, today announced it is adding seven new health and wellness clinics to its growing network that serves California farmworkers and their families. Through an agreement with Salinas-Calif.-based Pinnacle HealthCare that takes effect July 1, UnitedAg will extend beneficial services to thousands more of its eligible participants through Pinnacle-operated clinics in the agricultural communities of Freedom, Hollister, King City, Los Banos, Salinas (Blanco), Salinas (Rossi) and Soledad. Under most UnitedAg-sponsored benefit plans, many of the services are provided with zero copays or deductibles.

Together with UnitedAg’s two existing Health & Wellness Clinics in Santa Maria and Visalia, these new clinics bring to nine the number of health and wellness facilities across California that are available to UnitedAg members’ employees and dependents with medical coverage through United Agricultural Benefit Trust. The clinics provide a range of services focused on the unique needs of the agricultural community – from acute and episodic care to health-risk and disease management to wellness and prevention. Emphasizing short wait times and personalized care, the clinics also feature on-site lab services and many available on-site prescriptions.

“We’re proud to increase the availability of beneficial health and wellness services to so many more of our member’s employees and their dependents across California’s agricultural communities through this agreement,” said Kirti Mutatkar, President and CEO of UnitedAg. “In partnership with Pinnacle HealthCare, we’re advancing a new model in healthcare that delivers comprehensive, high-quality services to farmworkers and their families at an affordable cost.”

To celebrate the addition of the seven new clinics to its member network, UnitedAg will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 3, at the Pinnacle HealthCare Salinas (Blanco) Clinic, at 947 Blanco Circle. Interested ag employers are welcome to attend. To RSVP for the event contact Martee Camarillo at membership@unitedag.org or (949) 975-1424.

About UnitedAg
Founded in 1980, UnitedAg is a member-owned agricultural trade association dedicated to providing innovative solutions for a strong and healthy agricultural industry. UnitedAg represents more than 650 agriculture-affiliated member organizations, including agricultural companies (growers, shippers, coolers, processors, dairy and livestock producers, and supporting businesses); associates; cooperatives; and partner agricultural associations. UnitedAg helps its members meet their employee benefits needs, promotes their interests with lawmakers, and helps them comply with legislation and regulation. Based in Irvine, Calif., UnitedAg has offices in Oxnard, Corona, Salinas, Fresno and Santa Maria. For more information, visit www.unitedag.org or call (800) 223-4590.
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UnitedAg Awards $17,500 to Twelve Students in Fresno County and Neighboring Counties

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June 20, 2017

Twelve students in Fresno County and neighboring Counties have received scholarship awards totaling $17,500.

UnitedAg awarded the scholarships after reviewing 59 submitted applications. Applicants submitted in addition to detailed information, an essay focused on immigration reform and how they believe it will impact the agricultural industry in California in the future.

UnitedAg is proud to announce the following winners, Candice Lopez – Hanford, Beatriz Garcia – Hanford, Nathalie Marie Aceves – Hanford, Julie Lascano – Turlock, Ben Lascano – Turlock, Marcos Amaro – Visalia, Denver Noell – Hanford, Venissa Garcia – Hanford, Sandy Rubio – Firebaugh, Oscar Garcia-Medina – Hanford, Sylvia Benitez – Visalia, Peyton Fernandez – Porterville.

The Scholarship Awards Ceremony Luncheon will take place on June 21, 2017 at 11:30 am at the Elbow Room – 731 W. San Jose Avenue, Fresno, CA 93704.

For further information, contact Maribel Ochoa at (949) 471-3206

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UnitedAg awards $14,500 to Eleven Students in Santa Barbara County and neighboring Counties

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UnitedAg awards $14,500 to Eleven Students in Santa Barbara County and neighboring Counties

June 19, 2017

Eleven students in Santa Barbara County and neighboring Counties have received scholarship awards totaling $14,500.

UnitedAg awarded the scholarships after reviewing 59 submitted applications. Applicants submitted in addition to detailed information, an essay focused on immigration reform and how they believe it will impact the agricultural industry in California in the future.

UnitedAg is proud to announce the following winners, Casey Muth – Arroyo Grande, Betzy Bras-Gonzalez – Santa Maria, Christopher Curiel – Santa Maria, Eduardo Rodriguez – Carpinteria, Maria Garcia Garcia – Santa Maria, Amy Zamora – Santa Maria, Jairi Osiris Zurita Lita – Santa Maria, Mariana De Leon Dominguez – Santa Maria, Diana K. Pedraza – Santa Maria, Vanessa Azucena Pinon – Santa Maria, Alicia Toche – Santa Maria.

For further information, contact Maribel Ochoa at (949) 471-3206

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UnitedAg Awards $19,500 to Five Students in Ventura and Neighboring Counties

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UnitedAg Awards $19,500 to Five Students in Ventura and Neighboring Counties

June 14, 2017

Five students in Ventura and neighboring counties have received scholarship awards totaling $19,500.

UnitedAg awarded the scholarships after reviewing 59 submitted applications. Applicants submitted in addition to detailed information, an essay focused on immigration reform and how they believe it will impact the agricultural industry in California in the future.

UnitedAg is proud to announce the following winners: Eduardo Rodriguez – Carpinteria, Katherine Miller – Santa Paula, Victoria Miller – Santa Paula, Nancy Delgado – Ventura and Patrick Dotsy – Santa Paula.

The Scholarship Awards Ceremony Luncheon will take place on June 14, 2017 at 11:30 am at the La Dolce Vita – 740 South B. Street, Oxnard, CA 93030

For further information, contact Maribel Ochoa at (949) 471-3206

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UnitedAg Awards $52,000 to Monterey and Neighboring County Students

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UnitedAg Awards $52,000 to Monterey and Neighboring County Students

June 13, 2017

Twenty-five students in Monterey and neighboring Counties have received scholarship awards totaling $52,000.

UnitedAg awarded the scholarships after reviewing 59 submitted applications. Applicants submitted in addition to detailed information, an essay focused on immigration reform and how they believe it will impact the agricultural industry in California in the future.

UnitedAg is proud to announce the following winners: Jennifer Burton – Salinas, Salvador Castaneda – Salinas, Miguel Meza – Watsonville, Parker Noonan – Watsonville, Sarah McClean – Castroville, Victor Penera – Salinas, Spencer Hyosaka – Salinas, Miguel Mendez – Salinas, Elvia Velazquez – Gilroy, Nayeli Amaro – Soledad, Veronica Leon Vega – Salinas, Patrice Rodriguez – Spreckles, Nick Batterman – Salinas, Rachel Costa – Salinas, Joel Meza – Watsonville, August Brigantino – Salinas, Rocio Velazquez – Gilroy, Morgan Noonan – Watsonville, Taylor Noonan – Watsonville, Tanya Dimas-Guillen – Salinas, Michaela Gurrola – Salinas, Andrea Ramirez-Maldonado – Salinas, Sophia Lazzerini – Castroville, Daniel Meza – Watsonville, and Xochilt Puga – King City.

The Scholarship Awards Ceremony Luncheon will take place on June 15, 2017 at 11:30 am at the Growers Pub - 227 Monterey Street, Salinas, CA 93901.

For further information, contact Maribel Ochoa at (949) 471-3206

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UnitedAg Awards Record $117,000 in College Scholarships to 59 Deserving Students Statewide; Historical Awards Total Now Exceeds $1.3 Million

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UnitedAg Awards Record $117,000 in College Scholarships to 59 Deserving Students Statewide; Historical Awards Total Now Exceeds $1.3 Million
Recipients to be recognized at celebratory luncheons across the state –
in Orcutt, Oxnard, Salinas and Fresno – this month

IRVINE, Calif., (AgPR), June 13, 2017UnitedAg, a member-owned agricultural trade association representing more than 650 organizations in California and Arizona, announced today that it has awarded a record $117,000 in college scholarships to 58 children and one spouse from its member-affiliated agricultural families statewide. Provided through UnitedAg’s Agribusiness Education Foundation (AEF), the 2017 awards raise the organization’s historical scholarship total to over $1.3 million since AEF was founded in 2000. To date, 719 agricultural family members have received UnitedAg’s assistance in achieving their educational goals and aspirations. Previous UnitedAg scholarship winners have earned degrees and taken their place in management, government, market development and foreign trade, with many working in agribusiness.

“UnitedAg created the Agribusiness Education Foundation with the conviction that supporting the higher-education aspirations of our members, their employees and their families helps ensure a brighter and stronger future for the agricultural industry, and our society as a whole,” said Anthony Vollering, Chairman of the UnitedAg Board of Directors. “We’re proud of our contributions to the education and lives of the hundreds of students we’ve supported over the years and of the excellence and commitment demonstrated by this year’s record-high 59 scholarship recipients.”

Based on both merit and need, this year’s scholarship awards range in amount from $500 per individual to $8,000 for this year’s recipient of the Maurice McMillan Scholarship, Katherine Miller, whose UnitedAg affiliation is with the Saticoy Lemon Association in Santa Paula. The scholarship funds are for use during the 2017-2018 academic year.

The 2017 UnitedAg scholarship recipients will be honored during luncheon ceremonies across California today, June 13, in Orcutt, June 14 in Oxnard, June 15 in Salinas, and June 21 in Fresno.

UnitedAg is proud to announce the following scholarship recipients: Click Here

The primary sources of fundraising for the UnitedAg scholarships are the AEF’s Annual Golf Tournament, Walkathon and Silent Auction, as well as individual donations of cash and gifts-in-kind for use in the Silent Auction. To learn more about the scholarship program or to give a gift-in-kind for use in the Silent Auction, visit www.unitedag.org/education-and-youth/give-your-support/ or call (800) 223-4590. To make a cash donation online, visit www.unitedag.org/donate/.

About UnitedAg

Founded in 1980, UnitedAg is a member-owned agricultural trade association dedicated to providing innovative solutions for a strong and healthy agricultural industry. UnitedAg represents more than 650 agriculture-affiliated member organizations, including agricultural companies (growers, shippers, coolers, processors, dairy and livestock producers, and supporting businesses); associates; cooperatives; and partner agricultural associations. UnitedAg helps its members meet their employee benefits needs, promotes their interests with lawmakers, and helps them comply with legislation and regulation. Based in Irvine, Calif., UnitedAg has offices in Oxnard, Corona, Salinas, Fresno and Santa Maria. For more information, visit www.unitedag.org or call (800) 223-4590.

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Merrill Farms Executive Danielle Dupree McShane Joins UnitedAg Board of Trustees

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Merrill Farms Executive Danielle Dupree McShane Joins UnitedAg Board of Trustees
Salinas Valley woman becomes ninth Trustee of United Agricultural Employee Welfare Benefit Plan & Trust, joining other agribusiness leaders from across California

IRVINE, Calif., May 5, 2017 – UnitedAg, a member-owned agricultural trade association representing more than 650 organizations in California and Arizona, announced today that Danielle Dupree McShane, Chief Administrative Officer for Salinas Valley-based Merrill Farms LLC, has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the United Agricultural Employee Welfare Benefit Plan & Trust (UABT). UABT provides health benefits to UnitedAg’s member organizations, which together represent more than 35,000 insured members.

“We’re fortunate and delighted to have someone with Danielle Dupree McShane’s talents join our Board of Trustees,” said UABT Board Chairman Allan Teixeira. “Danielle is an accomplished agribusiness executive and passionate advocate of affordable, quality healthcare for agricultural workers and their families. She brings additional skills and experience to our already strong and dedicated Board.”

Dupree McShane joined Merrill, a fourth-generation grower of lettuce, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, celery, onions, raspberries, strawberries and specialty crops, in 2001. As Chief Administrative Officer, she manages the company’s financial reporting, federal and state reporting, payroll and accounts payable, employee health benefits, and workers’ compensation. She previously served as an actuarial consultant and is experienced in discounting future liabilities, and in compliance and law. She holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and economics from the University of California, San Diego, and a certificate in advanced project management from the Stanford Center for Professional Development. She also is a California Agricultural Leadership Program (Class 43) graduate .


“I’m honored to join the Board of Trustees of the United Agricultural Employee Welfare Benefit Plan & Trust and relish our role in insuring the health and well-being of the people and families who help produce our crops and put food on our tables,” said Dupree McShane.

In addition to Dupree McShane and Teixeira, the other members of the UABT Board are Mack Ramsay,
President/Managing Member, Pacific Commerce Group LLC; Glenn Miller, President, Saticoy Lemon Association; Thomas Amaro, Owner/President, Pacific Ag Consulting; John Ben, President, Aqua Ben Corp. and Hydrosorb, inc.™; Craig Waite, President and Founder, Growers Container; Pat Regan, Regan Distributors Transportation, Inc.; and Judy Lundberg-Wafer, Chairman and Founder, Babé Farms.


About UnitedAg

UnitedAg has been providing affordable health benefit plans exclusively to the agribusiness community through the United Agricultural Employee Welfare Benefit Plan & Trust (UABT) since 1983. It has the experience and resources to tailor health benefit plans to meet the unique needs of agribusinesses and their employees. Today, its employer health benefit contributions total over $120 million. Founded in 1980, UnitedAg is a member-owned agricultural trade association dedicated to providing innovative solutions for a strong and healthy agricultural industry. UnitedAg represents more than 650 agriculture-affiliated member organizations, including agricultural companies (growers, shippers, coolers, processors, dairy and livestock producers, and supporting businesses); associates; cooperatives; and partner agricultural associations. UnitedAg helps its members meet their employee benefits needs, promotes their interests with lawmakers, and helps them comply with legislation and regulation. Based in Irvine, Calif., UnitedAg has offices in Oxnard, Corona, Salinas, Fresno and Santa Maria. For more information, visit unitedag.org or call (800) 223-4590.

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Healthcare and Insurance Industry Leaders from Across the Country to Convene for UnitedAg's Health Innovation Forum, March 17 in Napa

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Healthcare and Insurance Industry Leaders from Across the Country to Convene for UnitedAg’s Health Innovation Forum, March 17 in Napa
Focused on solutions for the agribusiness community and beyond, the forum will explore trends and implications of value-based reimbursement on consumers, providers and payers


IRVINE, Calif., (AgPR) March 3, 2017 – UnitedAg, unitedag.org, a member-owned agricultural trade association representing more than 650 organizations and 35,000 insured members in California and Arizona, announced it will convene healthcare and insurance industry leaders from across the country for a Health Innovation Forum, to be held March 17 as part of UnitedAg’s Annual Conference at the Westin Verasa in Napa, Calif.


Focused on finding affordable healthcare solutions for the agribusiness community and beyond, the Health Innovation Forum will bring together innovators from across the healthcare spectrum to explore trends and implications of value-based vs. fee-for-service reimbursement on consumers, providers and payers. "This important healthcare forum, along with keynote events featuring California Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross and political analyst and commentator Hugh Hewitt, are just a few of the highlights of our 37th Annual Conference," said UnitedAg President and CEO Kirti Mutatkar.

In partnership with UnitedAg, the forum will be facilitated by The HealthCare Executive Group (HCEG), a national network of select healthcare executives and thought leaders that for 27 years have provided an open forum for relevant two-way discussions around the top issues facing the industry, and those who help lead it. Each year HCEG members identify the top 10 issues in healthcare from their perspectives. “HCEG is proud to bring our thought leaders to the table with UnitedAg for relevant and timely discussion on a topic that tops almost all industry lists,” said Ferris Taylor, Chairman of the Board of Directors and lead contributor to the forum’s discussion agenda.

Board members of HCEG will lead the discussions at the Health Innovation Forum, which will include participants David Cusick, Healthcare Technology Consultant, and Christopher Girod, Principal, Consulting Actuary, of Seattle-based Milliman; Nicholas Gambini, CEO of Visalia, Calif.-based Elite Corporate Wellness; Eric Dove, Chief Underwriting Officer of Woodbury, N.J.-based Excess Reinsurance Underwriters; Mike Biselli, Health-Tech Entrepreneur with Denver-based Catalyst HTI; Dr. Arjun Chanmugam, Vice Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore; Daniel Trencher, Senior Vice President, Product & Corporate Strategy, Purchase-N.Y.-based Teladoc; Ferris Taylor, COO, Salt Lake City-based Arches Health Plan; Dr. David Di Loreto, Senior Vice President, El Segundo, Calif.-based GE Healthcare Camden; and David Gallegos, Senior Vice President; Christopher Link, Consultant, of Nashville, Tenn.-based Change Healthcare Consulting; and Kirti Mutatkar and other leaders from UnitedAg.

Forum attendance is free and primarily by invitation: however, limited seating is available for interested healthcare and agriculture industry leaders and professionals. To inquire about attending the forum, contact Maribel Ochoa at UnitedAg at mochoa@unitedag.org or (949) 471-3206. For additional information about the forum and conference, visit www.unitedag.org/resources/37th-annual-meeting-conference.


About UnitedAg
UnitedAg has been providing affordable health benefit plans exclusively to the agribusiness community through the United Agricultural Employee Welfare Benefit Plan & Trust (UABT) since 1983. It has the experience and resources to tailor health benefit plans to meet the unique needs of agribusinesses and their employees. Today, its employer health benefit contributions total over $120 million. Founded in 1980, UnitedAg is a member-owned agricultural trade association dedicated to providing innovative solutions for a strong and healthy agricultural industry. UnitedAg represents more than 650 agriculture-affiliated member organizations, including agricultural companies (growers, shippers, coolers, processors, dairy and livestock producers, and supporting businesses); associates; cooperatives; and partner agricultural associations. UnitedAg helps its members meet their employee benefits needs, promotes their interests with lawmakers, and helps them comply with legislation and regulation. Based in Irvine, Calif., UnitedAg has offices in Oxnard, Corona, Salinas, Fresno and Santa Maria. For more information, visit www.unitedag.org or call (800) 223-4590.

About HealthCare Executive Group (HCEG)
The HealthCare Executive Group (HCEG) is a national network of select healthcare executives and thought leaders who navigate the tactical and strategic issues facing organizations today and provide a platform that promotes healthcare innovation and the development of life-long professional relationships. Originally the Managed Care Executive Group (MCEG), The HealthCare Executive Group (HCEG), was founded in 1988 by healthcare executives looking for a forum where the open exchange of ideas, opportunities for collaboration, and transformational dialogue could freely ensue, especially with respect to the annually identified HCEG Top 10 critical issues. For more information, visit www.hceg.org or call (954) 361-5236.

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California Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross and Broadcast Journalist Hugh Hewitt to Keynote UnitedAg Annual Conference, March 14-17 in Napa

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California Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross and Broadcast Journalist Hugh Hewitt to Keynote UnitedAg Annual Conference, March 14-17 in Napa

More than 200 UnitedAg member representatives and other ag leaders are expected to attend the event at the Westin Verasa


IRVINE, Calif., (AgPR) Jan. 25, 2017 – UnitedAg, a member-owned agricultural trade association representing more than 650 organizations in California and Arizona, announced it will hold its 37th Annual Meeting & Conference March 14-17 at the Westin Verasa in Napa, Calif. Themed “Advancing Together,” this year’s conference will feature leading experts addressing key issues facing the state’s agricultural businesses and community, including healthcare, water, labor, land rights, food safety and more. Keynote speakers will include Karen Ross, Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, and Hugh Hewitt, lawyer, author and broadcast journalist. More than 200 representatives from UnitedAg member organizations and partners, and other agricultural community leaders, are expected to attend.

The conference is open to representatives of UnitedAg member organizations and to nonmembers. The discounted early-bird registration deadline is Feb. 3; late registration will continue thereafter while space is available.

“At United Ag, our ethos has always been one of ‘Innovation Through Collaboration.’ This is why our annual conference this year is centered around ‘Advancing Together,’” said Kirti Mutatkar, President and CEO of UnitedAg. “Our previous conference themes – ‘Focus’ in 2015 and ‘Breaking Through’ in 2016 – were necessary building block for creating an organization that can now advance together. We will keep those past themes in mind as we now emphasize pulling together experts with different specialties and building alliances with our trade partners.“

Conference highlights on Thursday, March 16, include:

• Annual Membership Meeting & Breakfast featuring Mike Biselli, Board Member, Prime Health and Senior Advisor, 10.10.10 – “Reimaging Our Industry Together,” 8 a.m. breakfast/9 a.m. talk

• Keynote session with Hugh Hewitt – “A Flock of Black Swans: A Breakdown of American Politics and Modern Journalism,” 10:15 a.m.

• Annual Luncheon with keynote speaker Karen Ross – “Challenges & Opportunities for California in the Next 10 Years,” 12 p.m.

• Session featuring Dr. Arjun Chanmugam, Vice Chair, Integration and Health Care Transformation, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine – “Mobile Population Health – A New Medical Delivery Model,” 1:45 p.m.

• Panel session featuring Amy Wolfe, President and CEO, AgSafe; Emily Rooney, President, Agricultural Council of California; Joel Nelson, President, California Citrus Mutual; Kasey Cronquist, CEO, California Cut Flower Commission; and George Radanovich, President, California Fresh Fruit Association – “Advancing Together – A Unified Voice,” 3:30 p.m.

• Annual Gala & Dinner Dance – 6:30 p.m.


Prior to the conference, on Wednesday, March 15, attendees can enjoy either the UnitedAg Annual Golf Tournament or a bicycle tour of the wine country (additional fees apply). Also, a silent auction to support the Agricultural Education Foundation’s Annual Scholarships will take place throughout the day on both March 15 and 16. Activities on Friday, March 17 – a Health Innovation Panel and WomenAg Leadership Academy session – are by invitation and not open to general conference attendees.

The conference sponsors include HPC National, Blue Shield of California, OptumRx, Plantel, HBLA Certified Public Accountants, Milliman, SAIN medical, CJ Lake LLC, and First Dental Health.

Registration Information
The conference fee is $500 for individuals/$900 for couples for members, and $600 for individuals/$1,000 for couples for nonmembers who register before the Feb. 3 early-bird deadline. After Feb. 3 the fee will be an additional $50 for individuals and for couples, respectively – again, while space is available. Register online at www.unitedag.org or call (800) 223-4590 for more information.

About UnitedAg
Founded in 1980, UnitedAg is a member-owned agricultural trade association dedicated to providing innovative solutions for a strong and healthy agricultural industry. UnitedAg represents more than 650 agriculture-affiliated member organizations, including agricultural companies (growers, shippers, coolers, processors, dairy and livestock producers, and supporting businesses); associates; cooperatives; and partner agricultural associations. UnitedAg helps its members meet their employee benefits needs, promotes their interests with lawmakers, and helps them comply with legislation and regulation. Based in Irvine, Calif., UnitedAg has offices in Oxnard, Corona, Salinas, Fresno and Santa Maria. For more information, visit www.unitedag.org or contact Maribel Ochoa at 949. 471.3206 or pr@unitedag.org.

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