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Membership

Membership is open to producer growers or anyone with an interest in the supporting industry.  It is estimated that there are more than 200 commercial operations statewide.  Presently, there are approximately 120 grower members from Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin and Missouri.

History

The Illinois State Horticultural Society was formed in 1857 for the purpose of representing fruit tree producers, sharing research findings and promoting the industry to consumers.  The Society is one of the oldest continuous operating membership organizations in the State of Illinois.

 

Board of Directors

Executive Committee:

Raoul Bergersen, President
703 Jarvis Road
Winnebago, IL 61088
815-335-7158
raoulbergersen@hotmail.com

Patrick Curran, 1st VP
641 Paris Ave.
Rockford, IL 61107
815-398-7504
pcurran@tds.net

Craig Tanner, Treasurer
740 State Route 40
Speer, IL 61479
309-493-7781
craig@tannersorchard.com

Denise Boggio, Secretary
10746 N 950th Ave
Granville, IL 61326
815-339-2260
boggiosorchard@hotmail.com


directors:

Molly Christ
Christ Orchard
4321 N. Texas Rd.
Elmwood, IL  61529
309-446-9751
christorchard@yahoo.com

Dennis Ringhausen
24748 Reddish Rd.
Fieldon, IL 62031
618-498-6951
applehouse@gtec.com

Tom Schwartz
PO Box 885
Centralia, IL 62920
618-322-7027
applejam1@charter.net

Andrew Smith
5903 E. Creek Rd.
Janesville, WI 53546
815-825-2158
andy.edwardsorchard@gmail.com

Jenna Spychal
19412 Shabbona Rd.
Malta, IL 60150
815-825-2158
jenna@jonamacordard.com

Chris Eckert
946 South Green Mount Rd.
Belleville, IL 62220
616/779-8646
chris@eckerts.com


 
 

Advisor:

Dr. Mosbah Kushad
Extension Specialist
279 EMRL, 1201 W. Gregory MC-051
Urbana, IL 61801
217-333-1523
babadoos@uiuc.edu

ISHS Field Day Coordinator:

Aaron Curtis
3902 S. Duncan Rd.
Champaign, IL 61822
309-828-8929

Jeff Broom, Past President
12803 Broom Rd.
Carlinville, IL 62626
217-854-3514
broomorchard@gmail.com

 Kurt Range
2765 Turkey Hill Rd.
Belleville, IL 62221
618-234-7118
kurt.range@swic.edu