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Speaker: Craig Regelbrugge, Senior VP Public Policy, Government Relations at AmericanHort

Session Title:   Policy and Labor - Impact on Greenhouse and Nursery Growers

Monday, July 12  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Description: Need help untangling policy and some real-world clarity on H2A? Join Lynn Jacquez and Shawn Packer from JPH Law for the latest happenings in on the policy environment impacting greenhouse and nursery growers; an expert from industry leader másLabor will share updates and best practices regarding H2A labor. 

Level: Progressive     Type: Business Operations

Session Speakers:

Craig Regelbrugge, Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Government Relations at AmericanHort
Thomas Bortnyk, Esq., Vice President & General Counsel at másLabor
Lynn Jacquez, Counsel at JPH Law
Shawn Packer, Principal at JPH Law

Session Title:    Winning in Advocacy -- A Year in Review

Monday, July 12  1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Description:Join AmericanHort Director of Government Affairs Tal Coley and Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Government Relations Craig Regelbrugge and as they highlight successful advocacy case studies from the past year to include transportation regulations, USDA relief programs, and the grassroots mobilization during the onset of the COVID crisis. They will also share how YOU can get involved in advocacy and help make a difference for our industry! 

Level: Progressive     Type: Business Operations

Session Speakers:

Tal Coley, Director of Government Affairs at AmericanHort
Craig Regelbrugge, Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Government Relations at AmericanHort

Craig Regelbrugge 

Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Government Relations at AmericanHort 

Craig Regelbrugge serves as senior vice president at AmericanHort, where he leads the staff team responsible for public policy, industry advocacy, and research programs. He serves in national leadership positions representing the horticulture industry on matters relating to the labor force, immigration reform, plant health and production, and trade. With over 30 years of service as an association professional representing horticulture, Craig is well-known in Washington and across the country, within the horticulture industry itself, and among policymakers and regulators. 

Craig 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 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. Craig is an avid traveler, naturalist, and gardener of vegetables, berries, and…oysters! 

AmericanHort -- A network of strength, support, and success.  
As the national trade association for the horticulture industry, AmericanHort is here to help you Perform Better, Grow Faster, and Prepare for the Future. Whether it's our advocacy efforts and being a voice for the industry with policy makers, research funded through the Horticulture Research Institute, or networking and educational opportunities at Cultivate, the industry's premier trade show and convention, or other conferences and programs, AmericanHort is here to help ensure success for you and our industry for years to come.

The AmericanHort Mission is to unite, promote, and advance our industry through advocacy, collaboration, connectivity, education, market development, and research. AmericanHort truly represents the entire horticulture industry, including breeders, greenhouse and nursery growers, retailers, distributors, interior and exterior landscapers, florists, students, educators, researchers, manufacturers, and all of those who are part of the industry market chain. We are the leading national association for the green industry, and AmericanHort works tirelessly to connect the industry across states and segments, giving you opportunities that expand your network and resources. Answers to your biggest challenges can be found within the AmericanHort network of businesses, who -- like you -- are passionate about growth, performance, and future potential.

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Capitol Craig Advocacy Update  
AmericanHort's Capitol Craig updates you on the 116th Congress, the Farm Bill, and upcoming industry events in 2019.

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