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Rosenkranz running for secretary of NACAA

SALISBURY, Md. (July 11, 2017) — Virginia Rosenkranz, veteran University of Maryland Extension agent in commercial horticulture, and currently director of the Northeast Region of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents, is seeking office in the national organization.
Rosenkranz, better known as “Ginny,” has filed for election as NACAA secretary.
The elections for national office is scheduled to be held during the NACCA’s 2017 annual meeting and professional improvement conference slated for Salt Lake City, Utah from July 9-13.
The election process is on the agenda for Tuesday, July 11.
In 2013 Rosenkranz was asked to become a vice director for NACAA Northeast Region.
She served there for two years before being named director.
Her term in that post ends this year.
“During my two years as vice director, I learned a lot, and later as the director, I realized that there was more to learn and I became very involved with the national board, she wrote in a communication to voting delegates confirming her candidacy for NACAA secretary.
Rosenkranz, a member of University of Maryland Extension for 23 years, joined the Maryland Association of County Agriculture Agents in 1994 and made her first attendance at the NACCA national conference in 1998 in San Antonio, Texas.
“ I was so impressed with NACAA that I have never missed a single AM/PIC since then,” she wrote in the letters to delegates.
“Over the years, I have met so many wonderful county agents that were sincerely interested in helping me with my career that I knew I had to follow suit.”
She told of her co-leadership of the organization’s Posters competitions.
“ I enjoyed helping agents with their posters,” she said. “Over the six years the Poster Committee became one of the most popular categories that it once took all day for the judges to finish.”
“Being an extremely proud member of NACAA has allowed me to extend assistance to others,” Rosenkranz continued. “This organization has given me so much, and that is why I am campaigning for the secretary’s position of NACAA.
“I want to be able to take note of the innovative and creative ideas that are discussed so the rest of the members can read the minutes and be just as impressed with our leaders as I am.”
Rosenkranz has her office in Salisbury but her responsibilities as Extension specialist in commercial horticulture extends over the three counties of the Lower Shore.
She is helping greenhouse growers, nursery growers, golf course superintendents, garden center managers and others with such problems as pest identification and controls and, she adds, “I love working with my Master Gardeners, sharing my love of plants and sharing how to grow and care for them.”
Rosenkranz married her college sweetheart, George, 46 years ago .
The couple owns and operates Rossenkranz Landscaping in Quantico, Md.