Craig Regelbrugge Receives Plant Board Award
The National Plant Board chose Craig Regelbrugge, the AmericanHort senior vice president for industry advocacy and research, for its Outstanding Partnership Award. The award was presented at the Plant Board’s annual meeting, held Aug. 3-6, 2015, in Arizona. In presenting the award, Plant Board president Geir Friisoe of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture noted that Regelbrugge has collaborated with the Plant Board for over 25 years.
He has represented the horticulture industry in numerous initiatives to improve federal and state plant health programs and to harmonize plant pest quarantine efforts such as Japanese beetle.
Regelbrugge led the effort to publish the first nationwide summary of each state’s plant quarantine and shipping requirements. The National Plant Board is a non-profit organization of the plant pest regulatory agencies of each of the states, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and Guam.
AmericanHort works to engage and influence the Plant Board in the interest of protecting plant health while maintaining a fair and open marketplace for those producing, selling, distributing, and using all types of nursery and greenhouse plants.
For more information, visit www.nationalplantboard.org and www.americanhort.org.