2017 ASTA Annual Convention

The 134th annual meeting of the American Seed Trade Association was held June 21-24 in Minneapolis, MN with the theme “Voyage of Better Seed.”

Founded in 1883, the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is one of the oldest trade organizations in the United States with a membership of over 700 companies involved in seed production and distribution, plant breeding, and related industries in North America.

This virtual newsroom includes links to photos, audio, and video from the conference. All content posted here is available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast. Credit can be given to AgNewsWire.

2017 ASTA Annual Meeting Flickr album

Audio files:

ASTA Annual Conference in Full Swing
Interview with Andy LaVigne, ASTA

Joe Funk Earns ASTA Distinguished Service Award
ASTA Distinguished Service Award winner Joe Funk

Panel Offers Food Company Perspectives
Remarks by John Wiebold, General Mills

Remarks by Jenny Verner, Cargill, Inc.

Remarks by Autumn Price, Land O’Lakes

Herrmann Concludes Year as ASTA Chair
Interview with ASTA Chair Mark Herrmann, AgReliant Genetics

Learning Innovation from the Seed at #ASTAannual
Interview with Stan Abramson, Arent Fox

Seeds in Space Benefit Ag on Earth
Interview with Debbie Wells and Samantha Thorstensen, CASIS

ASTA Elects New Leadership
Interview with New ASTA Chair Tracy Tally, Justin Seed Co.

ASTA Preparing Farm Bill Input
Interview with Jane DeMarchi and Virginia Houston, ASTA

Clariant Colors the Seed Industry Bright
Interview with Eric Wrice, Clariant