About the CTGA

The California Tomato Growers Association (CTGA) was formed in 1947 as a service association for growers of processing tomatoes. Its primary functions were to recruit field labor for tomato growers, set price rates for workers and hire attorneys to advise growers on the Bracero farm worker program. Today, the CTGA is involved in every phase of the state’s processing tomato industry, from establishing a fair price to involvement with international trade, and assisting growers with all aspects of their production and marketing.

Our Mission

The CTGA is an association of California processing tomato growers that provides economic, public policy and business leadership for the benefit of growers and the industry. The Association represents grower interests through services to its members including bargaining, communications and advocacy to ensure the stability, viability and prosperity of the industry. 

Harvesting Processed Tomatoes

CTGA Board of Directors


Bruce Rominger, Chairman of the Board 530-308-0101

Bret Ferguson, Past Chairman, 559-469-6808

Aaron Barcellos, First Vice Chairman 209-826-2636

Mike Montna, President/CEO 916-335-0677

Board of Directors

District 1

Mitchell Yerxa, Colusa 530-933-0260

District 2

Bruce Rominger, Winters 530-308-0101

District 4

Aaron Barcellos, Los Banos 209-826-2636

Dino Del Carlo, Stockton 209-464-2724

District 5   

Don Cameron, Helm 559-866-5644

Bret Ferguson, Huron 559-945-9276

Colby Fry, Bakersfield 661-858-2523

Ernie Costamagna, Hanford 559-269-7387

At Large

Stan Nunn, Brentwood 415-309-8845

Dan Burns, Dos Palos  209-652-2950