California Grain and Feed Association
California Grain and Feed Association (CGFA), established in 1938, is a state-wide trade association composed of 300 members, representing all segments of the grain and feed industry.  Member companies are involved in some phase of the grain, feed or feeding industry feeding or otherwise distributing of grain, hay, feed, feed ingredients or additives. These firms are engaged in the warehousing, processing, manufacturing, handling, in grain processing and handling, feed and feed ingredient manufacturing, grain and feed merchandising, integrated poultry and livestock operations, transportation, mill equipment suppliers and more.  The members of CGFA are an integral part of the agriculture industry in California. The focus of CGFA is largely on state activities and issues as well as education and professional interaction. (

California Animal Nutrition Conference
The California Animal Nutrition Conference (CANC) originated in the 1940s as the California Animal Industry Conference, sponsored by the California Grain & Feed Association (CGFA). CGFA wanted to expand the continuing education program into a forum encompassing animal health, nutrition, and management. There have been a multitude of changes through the years, but still today CGFA and CANC work together to educate the feed industry with information for problem-solving and to disseminate valuable research information. CANC is not an industry, university, or government entity, but a committee collectively working together for the good of agriculture in California. (

California Seed Association
The California Seed Association (CSA) is a nonprofit agricultural trade association which has served the seed industry since 1940.  Our membership consists of those firms which believe that the best way to achieve common goals and respond to the problems that affect the seed industry is through cooperative effort and group action.  We initiate action for the betterment of the California seed industry.  Those in the industry have many common interests and goals, making close communications within the industry increasingly more vital.  Member companies are comprised of firms engaged in the conditioning, production and/or sales of vegetable, flower and field seed.  CSA brings all segments of the seed industry together as a strong, united voice. (

Ginny Patin Memorial Scholarship, Research and Education Foundation
The Members of the California Seed Association (CSA) have been assisting outstanding college students in achieving their scholastic goals through the Ginny Patin Scholarship Foundation. Due in part to the support of CSA members at the Mid Year Bocce Ball and Golf Tournaments and through additional contributions, the Ginny Patin Scholarship Foundation is financially strong.  Scholarships are awarded to High school graduating seniors, undergraduate and graduate students enrolling or enrolled on a full-time basis in college or universities in the state of California.  Acceptable fields of study include, but are not limited to: Agribusiness with an emphasis in Plant Science, Botany, Plant or Seed Physiology, Plant Science and Soil Science. Special interest in the seed industry is a plus. (

Pacific Coast Renderers Association
Pacific Coast Renderers Association (PCRA) is a regional association representing the rendering industry in the western states.  Its focus is on regulatory and legislative issues impacting the industry.

Central Valley Project Water Association
The Central Valley Project Water Association (CVPWA) is composed of approximately 80 businesses (irrigation districts, water districts, cities, municipalities, etc.) that have contracts with the Bureau of Reclamation and obtain water from the Central Valley Project.  All of these entities are within California, however their scope is national.

California Warehouse Association
The California Warehouse Association (CWA) was established in 1921 to represent the state's rice warehousing industry. CWA works on behalf of the industry on financial, commercial and industrial issues, and to promote common business interests. (

California State Floral Association
The California State Floral Association (CSFA) formed as a nonprofit organization in 1948 to represent the state’s floral industry. It is comprised of growers, wholesalers, retailers, educators and allied industry members. CSFA unifies the floriculture industry by effectively addressing governmental issues and by providing and supporting marketing, educational, and research programs to create opportunities for increased consumption of floriculture products. (

California Pear Advisory Board
The California Pear Advisory Board (CPAB) is a state agricultural marketing order responsible for research, statistics reporting, issues management and promotion of the California pear industry. It is one of several organizations under the joint management agreement that is not a trade association.  It is composed strictly of growers and is managed by a board of the same. (

California Pear Growers Association
The California Pear Growers Association (CPGA) is a nonprofit, agricultural trade association representing California’s pear growers. It conducts governmental relations and other activities benefiting the pear industry in California.

Pear Pest Management Research Fund
The Pear Pest Management Research Fund is an independent organization funded by growers and processors which is dedicated to the funding of research into pest management research in the pear industry.

Pacific Egg and Poultry Association
The Pacific Egg and Poultry Association (PEPA) is a regional nonprofit agricultural trade association which has served the egg and poultry industries for over 90 years.  Through a united voice and cooperative actions, PEPA enhances the viability of the egg and poultry industries located throughout the Western United States and Canada.  Association activities include a convention, educational seminars, egg quality assurance program, various economic services as well as state and federal legislative advocacy. (

Western Poultry Scholarship  & Research Foundation
The Western Poultry Scholarship & Research Foundation (WPSRF) is a 501(c)3 charitable Foundation.  WPSRF conducts fundraising activities to generate revenues used to support a robust scholarship program and research projects relative to the poultry and egg industries. (

California Bean Shippers Association
The California Bean Shippers Association (CBSA) is an organization of members committed to the continuation of a strong state, national and international dry bean industry. The key objective of CBSA is to provide a worthwhile and meaningful forum in order for members to further develop the California dry bean industry. CBSA derives its strength from its members. Their knowledge, dedication, and ideas are what has developed the respect established in the industry. CBSA members are dealers, warehouses, and exporters within the State of California. Associate members are companies that are in affiliated industries such as suppliers, carriers, packagers, and canners or bean dealers or warehouses located outside of California. (

California Grape Rootstock Improvement Commission
The California Grape Rootstock Improvement Commission (CGRIC) was formed in 1992.  Its mission is to fund and support grape rootstock research for the benefit of the California viticulture and grape nursery industries. The Commission is composed of nurseries that produce, and/or use or distribute grape rootstock.  The activities of the Commission are funded by a mandatory assessment on all California rootstock producers. (

California Grape Rootstock Research Foundation
The California Grape Rootstock Research Foundation (CGRRF) is a 501(c)3 charitable Foundation formed in 2000 by the grape rootstock industry.  The mission of the Foundation is to fund and support grape rootstock research for the benefit of the California viticulture and grape nursery industries.  Sources of support are nursery owners, table grape growers, wine grape growers and vintners. (

California Egg Industry Association
The California Egg Industry Association (CEIA) is a nonprofit trade association composed of egg farmers.  The association is the liaison between the American Egg Board (federal check-off program) and California egg farmers.  Additionally CEIA maintains the intellectual and physical property formerly owned by the California Egg Commission.

California Association of Wheat Growers
The California Association of Wheat Growers (CAWG) is a statewide trade association representing the interests of California wheat growers at both the state and federal levels. The association informs membership on political issues, pending regulations, and market changes potentially affecting the industry and advocates on behalf of its members on issues including trade agreements, environmental and business regulations, water policy, and other actions that affect their bottom line. (

California Cotton Alliance
The California Cotton Alliance (CCA) was formed in 2006 following the dissolution of the California Planting Cotton Seed Distributors.  The Alliance’s mission is to support research and advocacy on behalf of the California cotton industry.

California Leafy Green Products Handler Marketing Agreement
The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) is a farm food safety program for handlers and shippers of lettuce and leafy greens. The organization's goal is to make sure leafy greens are farmed safely so that consumers can eat with confidence. (

California Agricultural Irrigation Association
The California Agricultural Irrigation Association (CAIA) is a network of irrigation professionals throughout California whose goal is to promote common ideals, standards, and business practices. CAIA advocates for the development of efficient irrigation design and management practices that promote water and soil conservation while increasing yields and improving crop quality. The Association also promotes education of current and future industry members through irrigation certification classes and scholarship and internship programs for high school and college students. (

Association of California Egg Farmers
The Association of California Egg Farmers (ACEF) is a nonprofit statewide trade association advocating on state and federal policies affecting egg farmers. The association serves as the voice for California egg farmers, an industry that is critical to the state’s economy and food supply.  ACEF’s mission is to ensure the continued production of fresh, affordable eggs that meet the food safety and animal care standards California consumers expect.

California Cherry Board
The California Cherry Board (CCB) represents more than 600 growers and 20 handlers representing over 40,000 acres of production within the state of California. The CCB is responsible for production and post-harvest research, statistics reporting, issues management and oversees export programs and trade activities for the California cherry industry.  (

California Cherry Export Association
The California Cherry Export Association (CCEA) is made of up of California Cherry Exporters. The association is responsible for establishing and managing export protocols for California cherries.  

California Cherry Growers and Industries Foundation
The purpose of the California Cherry Growers and Industries Foundation is to serve the interests of California cherry growers and the industries supporting the cherry industry.

Kiwifruit Administrative Committee
The Kiwifruit Administrative Committee (KAC) is a federal marketing order that maintains inventory and shipment reports for the kiwifruit industry to utilize during the marketing and sales season.  The Committee also specifies grade and size standards for all kiwifruit sold in the United States. 

California Cling Peach Board
The California Cling Peach Board (CCPB) represents hundreds of growers and processors of cling peaches throughout California, who produce the gold standard in canned and jarred peaches, as well as fruit cups. (

Olive Oil Commission of California
The Olive Oil Commission of California (OOCC) was founded in 2014. The Commission was established to develop grades and labeling standards and fund production research for the California olive oil industry. OOCC is funded by California olive oil farmers who wish to promote, clear, simple and accurate labeling of California olive oil. (

Plant California Alliance 
The Plant California Alliance is a trade organization with the mission to promote and protect the interests of California's nursery industry. Originally founded in 1911, the association has had many names over the years. Over 100 years later, Plant California Alliance continues its efforts on behalf of the state's nursery growers, retailers, educators and allied partners. (

CANERS Foundation Endowment for Research and Scholarship
The CANERS Foundation endowment for research and scholarship (CANERS) was established in 1969. It has grown into the largest state nursery association endowment of its kind. With over $3.1 million in principal the endowment continues to grow to provide needed funding of industry research and scholarships. (

American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (California Chapter)
The American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS) is the organization which provides certification of animal scientists through examination, continuing education, and commitment to a code of ethics. Continual improvement of individual members is catalyzed through publications and by providing information on educational opportunities.

California Women for Agriculture
The mission of California Women for Agriculture (CWA) is to promote and develop the interest of California women involved or interested in agriculture and to promote a strong agriculture industry in California. CWA's efforts are guided by five principle objectives: to speak on behalf of agriculture in an intelligent, informative, direct and truthful manner; to keep CWA members informed on legislative activities pertaining to agriculture; to join forces when the need arises to deal with agricultural issues and challenges; to improve the public image of farmers and; to develop a rapport with consumers, educators, and governmental & business leaders in communities throughout the state. (

California Alfalfa and Forage Association
California Alfalfa and Forage Association (CAFA) is a nonprofit agricultural trade association which represents the California alfalfa and forage industry. The Association is composed of both growers and allied industry partners who cooperate to achieve industry-wide goals ranging from educating the public to directing research priorities. CAFA works for the betterment of the entire California alfalfa and forage industry while providing value to its various members. (

California Alfalfa and Forage Research Foundation
In 2015, the California Alfalfa and Forage Research Foundation was formed by alfalfa growers to support and conduct research and educational activities related to alfalfa and forage crops. (

California State Beekeepers Association
The purpose of the California State Beekeepers Association (CSBA) is to educate the public about the beneficial aspects of honey bees, advance research beneficial to beekeeping practices, provide a forum for cooperation among beekeepers, and to support the economic and political viability of the beekeeping industry. (

Pesticide Applicators Professional Association
The Pesticide Applicators Professional Association (PAPA) is a California nonprofit, public benefit corporation which is dedicated to providing Continuing Education, and to the implementation of safe and effective pest control techniques. (

California Sweetpotato Council
The California Sweetpotato Council’s (CSC) was founded in 1977 with the objective of bringing growers, shippers, and processors together to develop policies and programs to enhance the sweetpotato industry in California. (

Pacific Seed Association
The Pacific Seed Association represents the common interests of the Seed Company members, Seed Support members and State Seed Associations in the Western U.S., Canada and Mexico. They educate and communicate to members legislative and regulatory issues affecting the seed industry and to take action when required to protect the interests of the seed industry. The PSA provides educational, networking and recreational opportunities to all parties interested in the seed industry at the PSA Annual Convention and at other PSA functions. (

California Pork Producers Association
The California Pork Producers Association (CPPA) is the catalyst for California pork industry stakeholders to collectively and collaboratively build a socially responsible, sustainable, and economically viable pork industry through information, promotion, and education. (

IPPS Western Region of North America
The IPPS-Western Region unites individuals involved in commercial plant propagation, teaching, research, extension and allied fields related to plant production. Members gather, present and/or distribute information for the advancement of the art and science of plant propagation. We LIVE the motto "To Seek and To Share". Through its programs, IPPS-Western Region encourages the education and participation of students, the blending of academic and commercial interests, the professional development of both new and experienced growers, and the active networking of members. (

International Ozone Association - Pan American Group
The International Ozone Association (IOA) is a nonprofit educational and scientific organization dedicated to the collection and dissemination of information on, and to promote research in, any and all aspects of ozone and related oxidant species technologies.  The association performs its information sharing functions through sponsorship of international symposia, seminars, publications and the development of personal relations among ozone specialists throughout the world. (

U.S. Committee on Irrigation and Drainage
The U.S. Committee on Irrigation and Drainage (USCID) is a nonprofit, professional society organized in 1952, whose multi-disciplinary membership shares an interest in the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of irrigation, drainage, and flood control works; agricultural economics; water law; and environmental and social issues affecting irrigated agriculture. (