Dedicated to the Promotion of the Interest of Christmas Tree Growing in Missouri
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The Missouri Christmas Tree Association is a non-profit organization of Christmas tree growers, retailers and technical people dedicated to the promotion of the interest of the Christmas tree growing industry in Missouri.
ITS OBJECTIVES AND PURPOSES
As stated in the Constitution, they are:
Two meetings are held each year. The winter meeting is normally the third weekend in January at a central location in the state. Speakers are invited to discuss topics of interest to the Christmas tree industry, and business of the Association is conducted. Two Officers and two Directors are elected in odd numbered years, and two officers and two directors are elected in even-numbered years. The summer meeting is normally hosted by a member on the third weekend in July, and can thus be held in any part of the state. Any urgent business is also conducted. The summer meeting is an excellent opportunity for members to see successful plantations, equipment demonstrated, first-hand observations of insect and disease problems, and proper shearing demonstrations. Meeting places are set by the Board of Directors. In some recent years MCTA has joined with the MidAmerica Christmas Tree Association for the summer meeting which moves the meeting to the fourth weekend in July.
BENEFITS TO MEMBERS
If you are engaged in the growing of Christmas trees, you are undoubtedly confronted with numerous problems peculiar to the production and marketing of this product. Membership in the Missouri Christmas Tree Association can bring you these benefits:
NCTA MEMBERSHIP A GREAT INVESTMENT
Starting January 1, 2016 NCTA membership categories have changed to adapt to the state of the industry and the evolving role of NCTA. The membership structure is no longer based on whether you are wholesaler, retailer or choose and cut, and it is no longer based on the number of trees you sell. It is based ONLY on the cost of the benefits provided in three categories. Some services/benefits appeal to some members and not to others, and that's okay. The new membership levels allow you to purchase a benefits package that works best for your budget and for your business.
For more information, visit the NCTA website at: http://www.realchristmastrees.org
TYPE OF OPERATION CODE
A - Associate members. Includes members from other states, professions, and others not producing or marketing trees in Missouri.
Affiliate Member - Spouses or partner of member. They have voting and/or mailing privileges.
CC - Choose and cut operation where growing trees are selected in the field and cut by or for the purchaser.
W - Wholesale tree sales.
R - Retail tree sales.
N - Trees growing but not yet of marketable age.
BB - Balled-in-burlap trees provided.
RI - Related sales to the industry, such as tools, chemicals or supplies.
Missouri Christmas Tree Association
|(24)||Jon and Charity Keith||President 417-762-2276|
|(23)||Troy Bollinger||Vice President 573-366-1758|
|(23)||Karen Nelson||Treasurer 417-880-5112|
|(24)||Ann Harmon||Secretary 660-882-6858|
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
|(24)||Scott Rood – 2nd term|
|(24)||Mark Albes – 2nd term|
|(23)||Jack Smith - 2nd term|
|(23)||Brad Biere - 2nd term|
|(20)||Carol Freeman – 2nd term NCTA Director|
|Butch Augspurg - Past President|
|Ann Harmon - Membership/Registration|
*Date in ( ) indicates last year of present term.
WHAT IT IS
MISSOURI CHRISTMAS TREE ASSOCIATION