Craig Regelbrugge Receives National Plant Board Partnership Award

Craig Regelbrugge
Craig Regelbrugge

The National Plant Board has awarded Craig Regelbrugge, the AmericanHort senior vice president with its Outstanding Partnership Award for industry advocacy and research. The award was presented at the Plant Board’s annual meeting, held August 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 board for more than 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 for the Japanese beetle. Regelbrugge led the effort to publish the first nationwide summary of each state’s plant quarantine and shipping requirements. The summaries are now available online at nationalplantboard.org.

In 1999, Regelbrugge was invited by the National Plant Board to co-chair an in-depth stakeholder review of the USDA’s plant pest prevention and early detection programs. The Safeguarding American Plant Resources report, published in 2000, served as a blueprint for modernizing agency structure and program initiatives.

“Craig’s contributions to our industry are unparalleled and he is certainly deserving of this recognition. Our staff and volunteers are proud to call him a colleague, and we congratulate him on the award,” says Michael V. Geary, AmericanHort president and CEO.

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.

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