ARRGO Board of Directors signing incorporation papers in December 2009    














Top row photos (left to right): ARRGO Founding Directors signing incorporation papers, December 2007. ARRGO Rhodiola Processing Facility in Thorsby, Alberta

Bottom row photos (left to right): Grand Opening of the ARRGO Rhodiola Processing Facility by Peter Haberli (former Chair ARRGO), Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach, Dr. Susan Lutz (Alberta Agriculture), and  Mr. George Groeneveld (MLA, former Minister of Agriculture). Interior view of ARRGO Rhodiola Processing Facility. Dr. Susan Lutz holding the 2010 Alberta Premier's Gold Award of Excellence for the Rhodiola rosea Commercialization Team

The Alberta Rhodiola Rosea Growers Organization (ARRGO) is a new generation cooperative that provides its members with a single-stop support organization for the production and sale of high-quality herbal products based on Rhodiola rosea. ARRGO is dedicated to growing the best Rhodiola rosea products available, in part through strict practices that adhere to the following principles:

ARRGO only processes Rhodiola rosea from growers who are certified under the Good Agricultural Collection Practices (GACP) certification program and documents the identity and traceability of plants thoughout their lifecycle. Laboratory testing on every crop prior to processing and delivery to customers ensures a consistently high quality product.
ARRGO also makes responsiveness to both growers and buyers one of its top priorities and excels in the areas of 'best practices' and customer service. ARRGO clients have access to a master file of scientific information providing evidence of safety, quality and clinical efficacy. This information is a valuable marketing tool which can be used to apply for government licenses as required.
ARRGO provides a number of services to assist its members not only in the realization of their individual production goals but also in the fostering of a vibrant growers' community through such initiatives as its mentoring program.

At its inception in 2007, ARRGO was one of only a very few organizations of Rhodiola rosea growers in the world. It currently operates as a not-for-profit organization, retaining only sufficient finances to cover its operating and capital costs while returning all other revenue to its members and shareholders through dividends and bonuses.

Visit our Membership section to learn more about the benefits of ARRGO membership and how you can join this dynamic organization.