What is the mission of ISGA?



The purpose of Illinois Specialty Growers Association (ISGA) is the promotion and development of the Illinois specialty crop industry.

Originally called the Illinois Fruit and Vegetable Foundation, the Illinois Specialty Growers Association changed its name to reflect changes in the marketplace.  The name acknowledges the importance of a diverse number of crops commercially produced in Illinois. 


The Illinois Specialty Growers Association (ISGA) was formed in 1989 to improve the coordination and cooperation among our individual associations.

ISGA is an umbrella organization for the following affiliated associations:

  • Illinois Herb Association

  • Illinois Irrigation Association

  • Illinois State Horticultural Society

  • Illinois Vegetable Growers Association