ASTA is driven by its membership, which is represented by a board of directors comprised of members of the executive committee as well as all living past-presidents of the association, seven division chairs, five committee chairs and an ex-officio state & regional association representative.

The executive committee is comprised of the association’s chairman, first vice chair and second vice chair; general counsel, three most recent past-chairs; three directors-at-large, regional vice presidents representing U.S. northeast, southeast, southern, central, north central, northwestern and western regions; and representatives to/from the Canadian Seed Trade Association and the Mexican Seed Trade Association.


Jerry Flint
CORTEVA Agriscience
First Vice Chair
Wayne Gale
Stokes Seeds
Second Vice Chair
John Latham
Latham Hi-Tech Seeds

Regional Vice Presidents

Bill Merrigan
Blue Mt. Seeds, Inc.
  North Central
John Romines
WinField Solutions
David Pearl
The CISCO Companies
Andy Ernst
Ernst Conservation Seeds
Brad May
Coby Kriegshauser
Scott Seed Co.
Rick Falconer
Rijk Zwaan
 Representative to CSTA
Jim Schweigert
Gro Alliance, LLC
 Representative from AMSAC
Angel Saavedra
CORTEVA Agriscience

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