NEBRASKA CHRISTMAS TREE GROWERS ASSOCIATION (NCTGA)
In 1966 a small group of Christmas tree growers and forest landowners met and organized the Nebraska Christmas Tree Growers & Timber Producers Association, which helped fulfill the recognized needs of this rapidly growing segment of Nebraska forest industry. The fledgling organization’s name was later changed to the Nebraska Christmas Tree Growers Association (NCTGA) to more accurately reflect the primary interests of the membership.
NCTGA members are primarily engaged in the production of Christmas trees, but membership is open to other individuals and businesses with an interest in marketing Christmas trees and related products.
The objectives of the NCTGA are:
The 2008 membership of NCTGA includes 23 families and associate members (see Membership page). Members’ business experience ranges from over 30 years and annual tree sales in the thousands, to members who have yet to plant their first trees. A typical Nebraska operation is 3 to 8 acres in size. Most Nebraska growers sell trees by the “choose and harvest” method, in which the customer visits the tree farm to select and cut a fresh, live Christmas tree.
At least two NCTGA meetings per year (usually winter and summer) provide members the opportunity to learn valuable technical and business information, and share experiences with other members.
The NCTGA is administered by an elected Board of Directors (BOD).
NCTGA membership also includes a subscription to “Christmas Trees” magazine.
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