BECOME A MEMBER
a member of the California Grape & Tree Fruit League
offers not only the opportunity for productive
networking with other members in the industry, it
allows you to provide input and become actively
involved in the issues that impact your business on
a day-to-day basis. The league was created and
continues to be a grassroots organization that
tackles the challenges that are most important to
table grape and tree fruit growers and shippers. The
League facilitates networking through a variety of
events and forums each year. In addition, the League
also offers an attractive 401(k) plan and a health
insurance program for farm laborers.
Four types of membership:
Grower: engaged in growing grapes, berries,
and/or deciduous tree fruit but not shipping or
marketing the same.
Shipper: engaged in shipping as the person
who pays the required assessments to the California
Table Grape Commission, California Tree Fruit
Agreement, California Kiwifruit Commission or
similar organizations and/or who first puts grapes,
berries, and/or deciduous tree fruit into commerce
by loading in carlots, or the equivalent thereof, by
other forms of transportation, irrespective of
whether or not also engaged in the growing of same.
Marketer: exclusively engaged in marketing
grapes, berries, and/or deciduous tree fruit but not
growing or shipping the same.
Associate: not engaged in growing, shipping
or marketing grapes, berries, and/or deciduous tree
fruit but interested in the objectives and purposes
of the League.
Honorary: a member can only be placed in this
category by the Board of Directors.
All members (except honorary) pay annual membership
dues and those grower or shipper operations that are
responsible for placing the fresh commodity into
commerce are responsible for paying a per box
The grower, shipper and marketer members are
estimated to account for 85% of the state’s
production of table grapes and deciduous tree fruit.
All new members must be approved by the Board of
Directors before a company or individual can join
the League. The Board meets on a quarterly basis and
an Annual Membership meeting is held each March. It
is during the Annual Membership meeting that the
members approve a one-year term for Board members.
Jacobsen to learn about membership
California Grape & Tree Fruit League
978 W. Alluvial, Suite 107, Fresno, CA 93711 | Phone 559.226.6330 Fax 559.222.8326
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