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A professional trade organization dedicated to the promotion and advancement of the nursery industry for its member and the public they serve in Arizona. more »

What’s Happening:

Health Care Reform Luncheon held February 5th in Phoenix
ANA members gathered in Central Phoenix for a member luncheon where Matt Bigham from Western Growers presented current health care reform information. Please click here for the presentation.

ANA Local Lunch Connections (LLCs) Continue
If you are an ANA member or are interested in knowing more about membership, please join us for lunch – ANA’s treat! Get the latest ANA and industry updates, visit with old friends and meet newcomers. Networking is still one of the best methods to stay “tuned in” locally and statewide. The 2014 LLC schedule follows, lunches begin at 11:00 am (restaurant locations to be announced).

February 27 – Tucson

June 4 – Flagstaff

October 30 – Phoenix

The October Phoenix event will include a presentation by an industry expert. For more information call (480) 966-1610 or email

Take advantage of ANA Member Networking & Education at Local Lunch Connections
The ever popular ANA sponsored Local Lunch Connections are back for 2014. The new addition is a featured speaker with the latest news our members NEED TO KNOW. For February, we will feature Matt Bigham from Western Growers with his topic of “Health Care Reform: Employers can no longer afford to Delay!” Don’t miss this great lunch as well as an opportunity to hear firsthand cutting edge health care reform information from Western Growers, who are involved in this issue at every level. Make your reservation today by calling the ANA office at 480-966-1610 or emailing Cheryl at

Tuesday, February 25 Tucson
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
***Note NEW location***
Old Pueblo Grille – 60 N Alvernon
(Alvernon & Broadway)

Health Care Reform
Health Care Reform has created new coverage options for individuals, known as Health Insurance Exchanges. Employers are required to notify all current employees of the availability of Health Insurance Exchanges by October 1, 2013, and to new hires at time of hire. Employers must comply with this whether or not they currently offer a health plan. Resources:

Health Care Reform Guide

Health Care Reform News

Health Care Reform Glossary

Dear Jon

Dear Jon is a blog devoted to answering all your health-care related questions. As we continue to move into uncertain waters, Western Growers Assurance Trust General Counsel Jonathan D. Alexander is here to help. Specializing in Health Care Reform, all things PPACA and more, Jon will answer your questions however small or big they seem. To submit your question, write

Plant Something Campaign
ANA received a USDA Specialty Crop Grant this last year to promote the nursery industry. To do this, ANA is working with Park & Co., professional advertising firm, to develop a state wide campaign promoting planting and the benefits that go along with it. The campaign debuted at the 2010 Earth Day celebration. To learn more about this campaign, visit

Southwest Horticulture Magazine January – February 2014

To request a copy of the Southwest Horticulture Magazine please contact the ANA office.