We establish a powerful common voice to advocate for the industry.

There are over 3,600 established specialty crop farms in Illinois. These farms utilize more than 81,250 acres to produce over $472 million in sales annually within Illinois. The Illinois Specialty Growers Association advocates for regulation and policy at county, state, and national levels for the industry. Together we are the voice that ensures the success of the industry.

We are allied members of United Fresh Produce.

As a specialty crop association member of United Fresh Produce, we help to make ensure the industry’s voice is heard from Capitol Hill to the homes of consumers. This includes a dedicated government relations staff that can help navigate the issues affecting members. We serve as leadership of the Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance, which works to ensure that the Farm Bill includes resources for the fresh produce industry. ISGA serves on the Government Relations Council, which provides leadership on the association’s legislative and regulatory priorities.

We empower farmers to effect change.