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What is ANA?

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:

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! 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).

Fall LLC – Especially for Business Owners & General Managers

Fall LLC – Especially for Business Owners & General Managers
Thursday, October 30, 2014, 11:30 a.m.
Sheraton Phoenix Airport Hotel Tempe
1600 South 52nd St Tempe, AZ 85281

Items of Critical Importance to Your Nursery & Landscape Business
with Craig Regelbrugge, AmericanHort Senior Vice President. Direct from DC, Craig will inform us about a broad spectrum of issues critical to your business.

$25 per person

To register, please call (480) 966-1610 or email

SHADE and ACNP registration

SHADE 2014 took place on Friday, August 15th at the Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa in Glendale. Please see more details in the conference brochure.

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.

Health Care Reform

Health Care Reform has created new coverage options for individuals, known as Health Insurance Exchanges. Employers were 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 2015

To request a copy of the Southwest Horticulture Magazine, please contact the ANA office at (480) 966-1610.