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

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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.

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

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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.

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UnitedAg Awards $17,500 to Twelve Students in Fresno County and Neighboring Counties

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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, 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.

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Merrill Farms Executive Danielle Dupree McShane Joins UnitedAg Board of Trustees

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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.

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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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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.

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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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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.

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