YFVA’s focus is on the Yuma area; an agricultural oasis at the crossroads between Mexico and the State of California. Our limited focus helps eliminate competing interests and divergent issues within our organization. We are dedicated to protecting and promoting the needs of Yuma vegetable and melon production. YFVA listens to our members’ needs and responds.
On behalf of the Yuma vegetable and melon industry, we –
Testify at the Arizona Legislature;
Meet with State and Federal officials;
Advise council/committee members and the staff of the Arizona Iceberg Lettuce Research Council, Citrus, Fruit and Vegetable Advisory Council, Arizona Leafy Greens Food Safety Committee, Agricultural Employment Relations Board;
Educate government officials about Yuma agriculture’s economic significance;
Monitor the cost-effectiveness and regulatory burden of government programs;
Join with other organizations to advocate for common interests;
YFVA continually works on issues relating to pesticides, labor and visa reform, and food safety.
During the winter harvest season, YFVA members receive daily email forecasts about frost, intensity of ice, high and low temperatures, historical averages and a 10-day outlook for the Yuma Valley, the Gila Valley and Eastern Yuma County.
News Specific to the Yuma Agricultural Industry
News addressing the issues of the Yuma agricultural industry is delivered to members by email.
Annual Meeting – December 6, 2017, Pivot Point
Spring Mix Classic – January 17, 2018 – Trap and skeet shooting competition
Southwest Ag Summit – February 21 – 22, 2018, Arizona Western College
Jacob Louis Daily Golf Tournament – February 21, 2018
Harvest Dinner – February 22, 2018