ASTA 2023 Field Crop Seed Convention

The American Seed Trade Association‘s newly-branded Field Crop Seed Convention kicks off its first year December 5-8 in Orlando. The convention hosts seed industry professionals from over 30 countries for educational sessions, networking and the Seed Expo.

ASTA president and CEO Andy LaVigne says the agenda will be similar to what it has been including the conference’s most popular speaker, Dan Basse of AgResource Company, who will keynote the opening General Session again on Wednesday with his annual update on the global agricultural market. Following the keynote, Basse will moderate a panel of top executives as they give their perspectives on what lies ahead for the seed business. Other key session topics include geopolitical impacts on growers, the Farm Bill, future trends, climate-smart and sustainability initiatives, and more.

This virtual ag newsroom includes links to photos and audio content available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast.


2023 ASTA Field Crop Seed Convention Photo Album

Interviews and Audio

Preview interview with ASTA President and CEO Andy LaVigne
2023 ASTA FCSC preview - Andy LaVigne, ASTA 6:26

2023 Agricultural Economy Outlook – Dan Basse, AgResource Company
ASTA FCSC Keynote - Dan Basse, AgResource Company 46:52

Interview with Dan Basse, AgResource Company
ASTA FCSC interview with Dan Basse, AgResource Company 9:02

2023 ASTA FCSC Majors Panel – moderated by Dan Basse, Ag Resource
Tom Schuler – BASF
Tim Glenn – Corteva Agriscience
Eric Boeck – Syngenta
Jagresh Rana – Bayer
ASTA FCSC Majors Panel 56:02

Interview with Eric Boeck, Regional Director North America, Syngenta Seeds
ASTA FCSC interview with Eric Boeck, Syngenta Seeds 7:55

National Association of Plant Breeders (NAPB) Report – Thomas Lübberstedt, Iowa State University
ASTA FCSC - Thomas Lübberstedt, NAPB Report 3:23

Interview with ASTA Chairman Dave Armstrong, Sakata Seed America
ASTA FCSC interview with Dave Armstrong, Sakata Seed America 9:02

Interview with Alex Cochran, DPH Biologicals, Chief Technology Officer
ASTA FCSC interview with Alex Cochran, DPH Bio 2:38

General Session: Climate Smart Ag Partnerships
Bruce Knight – Strategic Conservation Solutions, LLC
Ben West – Farmers for Soil Health
Jared Knock – Millborn Seeds, Inc.
ASTA FCSC Climate Smart Ag Partnerships panel 1:06:15

Interview with Bruce Knight, Strategic Conservation Solutions
ASTA FCSC interview with Bruce Knight, Strategic Conservation Solutions 8:54

Geopolitical Impacts on US Growers Session – moderated by Paul Harrison, U.S. Department of State
Andrew Brandt – U.S. Grains Council
Justin Gilpin – CEO, Kansas Wheat
Kendall Palmer – Corteva Agriscience
ASTA FCSC Geopolitical Impacts session 57:22

Farm Bill Session – moderated by Mary Kay Thatcher, Syngenta
Andrew Walmsley – Florida Farm Bureau Federation
Brian Glenn – CropLife America
Samuel Crowell – American Seed Trade Association
ASTA FCSC Farm Bill Session 1:11:08

Future Trends Impacting Crop Management: The Seed Customer of the Future
Matt Erickson – Farm Credit Services of America
Alencar Xavier – Corteva Agriscience
Dan Leibfried – John Deere
Jeff Chalabi – Central Bag Company
Marcos Spitzner – Packem SA
ASTA FCSC Future Trends Session 40:36