2019

PSA COMMITTEES 

Associates

Darin Justus - Justus Bag Company

Company Mission:  For almost 60 years, Justus Bag Company, Inc., has earned a long-standing reputation of commitment in quality and service. This commitment has earned Justus Bag Company a position of high respect and trust with our clients - Big and Small. We see our clients as partners and our goal is to make sure we all succeed - together. We go to great lengths to make sure you receive the service you deserve with accuracy, quick turnaround and prompt delivery. Thanks to an extensive warehouse inventory and our traditional hand-fed printing presses, in both Spokane and Portland, we have the ability to print and ship bags with quick turnaround times.  There's no question the bag industry has evolved since Justus Bag Company was founded. Though we have grown to keep pace with the changing demands and expectations of our  clients, there are some things that will always stay the same. They are the Pillars our our success: Honesty, Competitiveness, Quality, Service, Accuracy and Value.

Legislative, Technology and Research

Sam Cable - Pure Seed

Company Mission:  Our “research first” approach will never be compromised. With award winning plant breeding, Pure Seed is dedicated to developing the world’s best turf and forage varieties.  Our network of companies share the common vision to develop, produce, and market solution-based products focused on reducing environmental and economic pressure while building tolerance to specific stresses.  Specialized traits in: Gray Leaf Spot, Brown Patch, Stem Rust, Heat and Drought, Traffic, Glyphosate Tolerance, Speed of Establishment, Salt, Shade and Turf Quality.

Convention Committee

Katy Soden - California Crop Improvement Association

Company Mission:  The California Crop Improvement Association (CCIA), a nonprofit corporation, is officially recognized as the seed certifying agency under the California Seed Law. The mission of CCIA is to provide services and support research that promotes the improvement, production, distribution and use of superior quality seeds and other agricultural products

Field Seed

Kevin Miller - Rainier Seeds

Company Mission:  We find solutions for land reclamation, erosion control and range management challenges.  Rainier Seeds serves Home owners, Ranchers, Farmers, Mine operators, Logging companies, Hydro-Seeders, Landscape Architects, Wholesale and Retail seed outlets as well as government agencies.  

Turf Seed

Bill Merrigan - Blue Mountain Seeds

Company Mission:  Blue Mountain Seeds has been dedicated to producing, conditioning and selling high quality Turfgrass seeds for 50-years

Vegetable Seed

Gina Lohnes - Trinidad Benham

Company Mission:  Category management, retail packaging, processing and distribution of retail bean, rice and popcorn products in the United States.

Historian 

Grant Baglietto - Baglietto Seeds

Company Mission:  We pride ourselves in supplying farmers with the highest quality seed available for the last 60 years. We also do custom seed blends for forage and cover crop applications. We supply to both wholesale and retail establishments, as well as to the public. Above all, our knowledge of the products and local growing areas along with our superior customer service makes Baglietto Seeds a valuable resource for farmers.  Based in Stockton, CA, we distribute our products throughout California and the western United States. Our services have broadened in recent years to include custom grain harvesting, feed brokerage, and custom seed and grain conditioning.

Membership

Kathy Hutton - Plants of the Wild

Company Mission:  We are a Native Plant Nursery focusing on producing quality native plants for restoration projects in the Wester United States.  Plants of the Wild has been a leader in the production of a diverse pallet of Native Plants for over 30-years.   

Native/Organic

Mike Ingham - Rainier Seeds

Company Mission:  We find solutions for land reclamation, erosion control and range management challenges.  Rainier Seeds serves Home owners, Ranchers, Farmers, Mine operators, Logging companies, Hydro-Seeders, Landscape Architects, Wholesale and Retail seed outlets as well as government agencies.  

Scholarship

Nicole Hostert - California Crop Improvement Association

Company Mission:  The California Crop Improvement Association (CCIA), a nonprofit corporation, is officially recognized as the seed certifying agency under the California Seed Law. The mission of CCIA is to provide services and support research that promotes the improvement, production, distribution and use of superior quality seeds and other agricultural products.

Nomination

Robert Todd - Visjon Biologics 

Company Mission:  Biological solutions for agriculture, forestry and horticulture.  Through the acquisition of companies who specialize in various aspects of biological plant protection and nutrition, Lallemand has become an active proponent of microbial plant care solutions by developing, producing and marketing fungal, bacterial and yeast biocontrol products, biofertilizers and biostimulants.   Lallemand Plant Care specializes in supplying biological plant protection, biostimulation and biofertilization products that improve productivity and plant vitality, without releasing undesired pesticide residues into the environment. Biological plant protection utilizes nature’s own methods for the prevention of plant diseases and pests. Pathogens are controlled by their natural enemies – microbes isolated from nature. Biostimulation is another method used to improve plant resistance to disease and stress and to stimulate natural processes to improve yield and crop quality. Biofertilization optimizes soil resources making nutrients available to the plant by fixing atmospheric nitrogen or solubilizing phosphorous in the soil.

Communications

Mindy Duerst - Ioka Marketing, LLC / Nick Layton - Pure Seed

PSA Cares

Mindy Duerst - Ioka Marketing, LLC

Company Mission:  As a vertically integrated family business, our mission is to produce process, distribute high quality forage, and turf seed products to wholesale and retail customers. 

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