Certified American Grown is led by a council of American flower farmers and industry advisors. The members of the council are flower and greens farmers from throughout the United States who are committed to a unified promotional and advocacy effort that establishes an identifiable and iconic brand that communicates to the public the domestic origins as well as the high quality, freshness and consistency of American Grown Flowers.
Each council member represents one of the program’s seven districts.
District 1. Rita Jo Shoultz, Alaska Perfect Peonies
• Lane DeVries, Sun Valley Floral Farms
• Benno Dobbe, Holland America Flowers
• Linda Giovannozzi, Mobi’s
•Bruce Brady, Mellano & Company
District 3. – Diane Szukovathy, Jello Mold Farms
District 4. – Frank Arnosky, Texas Specialty Cut Flowers
District 5. – Quinton Tschetter, Tschetter’s Flowers
District 6. – Andrea Gagnon, Lynnvale Farm
District 7. – • David Register, Fern Trust • Position 2: Vacant
Public Advisory Member – Ko Klaver, Botanical Trading Company