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Belonging to a trade association can yield more value than the dues required for membership. Many associations pass along information and research results that greatly benefit the members. An affiliation with some trade organizations may also provide discounts for supplies and possibly insurance products.
If you are a member of the Pennsylvania Christmas Tree Growers Association you receive discounts to educational meetings, a magazine subscription and the association promotes the use of live trees throughout Pennsylvania.
As a member of the Pennsylvania Landscape and Nursery Association you will receive many discounts for equipment and supplies, as well as, newsletters containing information covering new techniques and regulatory issues. Discounts are also offered for business services.
The Pennsylvania Nut Growers Association offers production information and newsletters for its members. They also offer tours to grower's farms for members to learn from each other.
The Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association supports and funds research projects that benefit the producers in Pennsylvania and surrounding states. The association promotes Pennsylvania produced products through direct promotional materials and through food stands at events throughout the Commonwealth like Ag Progress Days and the Pennsylvania Farm Show. The association also supports and organizes the Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention along with the State Horticultural Association of Pennsylvania.
The State Horticultural Association of Pennsylvania funds and supports research projects and helps promote the fruit industry throughout Pennsylvania. Members receive a monthly newsletter and also support a scholarship for students seeking careers in horticulture. The association also helps organize and promote the Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention along with the Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association.