The Illinois Vegetable Growers Association's main mission is to promote, protect, and educate those in the vegetable growing industry. The IVGA has been a member of the Illinois Specialty Growers Association since 1990.
Download IVGA Membership List Editor's note: Membership lists are not all-inclusive.
2016 Twilight Meeting – A Twilight Meeting will be held at St. Charles Research Center on July 21. Click here for details.
2015 Pumpkin Day – September 2, 2015 at U of I Research Farm in Champaign. See details and registration here: 2015 Pumpkin Day.
2015 Twilight Meeting – A Twilight Meeting was held at St. Charles Research Center on July 16. Click here for details. Click here for photos of the event.
2014 Twilight Meeting – A twilight meeting was held at the St. Charles Research Center the evening of Thursday, July 17. Details can be found here: Download 2014 twilight meeting agenda. Click here to view photos of the event.
2014 Pumpkin Day – The Pumpkin Day was held September 4 at the U of I Ewing Demonstration Center. Download 2014 Pumpkin Field Day Flyer. Click here to view photos of the event.
New Vegetable Grafting Technique Reduces Labor
Clemson University researchers developed a labor-saving technique that will simplify the grafting process. They determined that rootstock regrowth can be controlled by treating rootstock meristems with a fatty alcohol product, which is typically used to control sucker growth in tobacco production. Click here for the full article.
Seasonal Labor Visa Program Changes the Face of Southern Illinois Agriculture
In 2006, after an understaffed harvest left too much of Jeff Flamm’s summer crop rotting on the vine, he turned to the H-2A visa program, which provides temporary visas to foreign laborers. Flamm Orchards, which supplies both commercial vendors like Kroger and customers at their storefront on Old Highway 51, now employs 64 Mexican seasonal farm workers to pick his crop of peaches, apples, cucumbers, and other fruits and vegetables each year. Click here for the full article.
President - Brad Paulson, 15034 W Carroll Rd, Brodhead, WI 53520. Phone:866.591.7333 Bradp@Ruppseeds.com
Vice-President - Carl Duewer, PO Box 72, Mason City, IL 62664. Phone: 217-482-3500 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sec'y/Treas. - Matt Klein, PO Box 219, Burlington, IL 60109. Phone: 847.683.9674 E-mail: email@example.com
Harry Alten, 3603 Island Road, Harvard, IL 60033. Phone: 815.943.7780 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Derrill Kregel, PO Box 310, Beecher, IL 60401. Phone: 888.874.0241 E-mail: email@example.com
Mike Von Bergen, 9805 IL Rt. 173, Hebron, IL 60034. Phone: 815-648-2783
Mark Schottman, 11030 E 1550th Ave, Effingham, IL 62401. Phone: 217-868-5346 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom Halat, 10214 Algonquin Rd., Huntley, IL 60142. Phone: 847-669-3421
Alex Klein, PO Box 219, Burlington, IL 60109. Phone: 847.683.9674 Email: email@example.com