Task Forces

The Long-Range Planning Committee met during the Charlotte conference in February 2020. Several task force groups were established to address specific areas of need as our organization works to provide additional, relevant benefits to the membership.

The task forces are being created to help the association distribute the workload to become a more effective and efficient resource for our members. The groups will be small is size with a target of 5 members. They will be dynamic and change with the need of the association. The purpose of each will be further defined by the members of the task force with the over site of the executive committee.   The following is a list of the task force and their chairperson with their contact information. Mission statements and objectives will be posted once developed and approved.

Research

Chair, Staci O’Toole

The objective of the research task force is to define and develop actionable, usable and applicable resources derived from academic, public and private research and data sources. To liaise with the academic research community to facilitate collaboration between scientists and NATGA-member cultivators.

Our overall goal is to establish best practices and gold standards to benefit the industry as defined in the NATGA Mission Statement.

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Agribusiness Management

Chair, Fabrice Caporal

The Agribusiness Management Task Force will focus on the “technical” aspects of truffle farming and will strive in answering the “HOW” questions about truffle farming.

Volunteer Needed:

We are looking for at least two volunteers to help with this Task Force.

  • A coordinator, whose responsibility will be to make sure that team members are staying on track with tasks and that all tasks are coordinated.
  • A task leader for identifying grants, subsidies, loans, insurances available to truffle farmers.

Please use the form below to volunteer your time.

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Education/Marketing

Chair, Fran Angerer
Marketing consists of promoting the NATGA brand to raise awareness of the association and add value to membership. This can be accomplished by establishing agreed upon standards of grading, labeling, packaging and handling of truffles and truffle products.
Education involves raising awareness of truffles to the general population of North America including introduction of the many types of truffle products and their use.

Culinary & Agritourism

Chair, Olivia Taylor

The Culinary and Agritourism task force primary goals are to design and implement various events targeting restaurants and tourism outlets with the primary goal of education and providing a revenue source for NATGA and it’s members.

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