Bob Gallagher, President

Bob Gallagher, a third generation resident of St. Helena, California has helped lead Crop Care Associates to its distinguished reputation and position as a leader in the field of technical service to the agricultural industry. Bob has been with the company since 1983, and as President, is responsible for all company operations. Bob's primary field expertise is in grapes, and he has additional experience in apples, cotton, tomatoes as well as tree fruit.

Bob was raised in California's Napa Valley where his family farmed since the early 1900s. Prior to joining Crop Care in 1983, he was able to forge his career working with some of Napa's foremost viticulturalists at Charles Krug, Beringer and Robert Mondavi as well as Sierra Wine Corp. in California's San Joaquin Valley. As he has progressed through all field representative and managerial positions at Crop Care Associates, Bob, a licensed Pest Control Advisor, has held direct responsibility for every facet of the company's technical service offerings: pest, irrigation and fertility management, agronomy, project consulting, grower education and land suitability studies.

Bob is a past director of the Napa County Farm Bureau as well as chairman of the California Young Farmers and Ranchers, which allowed him to serve on the California Farm Bureau Board of Directors.

Current affiliations include membership in American Society of Enology and Viticulture and the Napa and Sonoma Viticulture Technical Groups.

Bob is a graduate of Santa Rosa Junior College and California State University, Fresno with A.S. and B.S. degrees in Plant Science/Viticulture.