ASTA’s Leadership Summit Achieving New Heights

  • On May 24, 2023

The ASTA Leadership Summit, now in its second year, heads to Sacramento June 10-14 and is on track to break new records. Boasting the largest student delegation ever for a summer meeting, as well as an anticipated six-year high for summer ASTA conference attendance, the Summit’s program, set against the backdrop of the California State Capitol, will offer key insights on the future of U.S. seed industry and U.S. agriculture.

The program kicks off with two powerhouse sessions: an interactive phytosanitary discussion entitled “How to Build a Resilient Seed Supply,” followed by the conference program kickoff with “Challenges and Opportunities in Agriculture,” featuring Don Cameron, President of the California Department of Food and Agriculture. Diving deep into the theme of Resiliency, general session keynote speaker Coach P.J. Fleck, of the University of Minnesota Gophers, will deliver an inspiring, energetic look into team building and resiliency. This is followed by a series of sessions examining resiliency of people and the workforce, resiliency of seed companies and resiliency of ag, from a futurist perspective, providing participants with key action items to take back to their companies.

Designed with leadership development as a core objective, the Leadership Summit includes a meeting of the ASTA Leadership, Education and Development (LEAD) Committee, a session on Personal Resilience in a leadership development workshop, a robust student program and career fair, and an interactive session entitled “Women in Seed: Perspectives for Everyone,” focusing on “your power in change.” If you haven’t yet made plans to send your staff to this unique, seed-industry focused leadership development experience, register today!