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

The advisory council is comprised of the association’s chair, 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.


Dan Foor
DLF North America
First Vice Chair
Dave Treinen
Syngenta Seeds, LLC
Second Vice Chair
Bryan Gerard
JoMar Seeds, Inc.

Regional Vice Presidents

Crystal Fricker
Pure Seed
  North Central
Jessi Strinmoen
Shooting Star Native Seeds
Scott Beck
Beck’s Superior Hybrids
John Bozeman
Seedway LLC
John Seymour
Roundstone Seed
Luke Turner
Turner Seed Co.
John Marchese
 Representative to Canada
 Representative from AMSAC
Juan Labastida
Enza Zaden North America, Inc.

Past ASTA Leadership >