Thank you to everyone who participated in ASTA’s inaugural Policy & Leadership Development Conference June 9-13, 2018.

ASTA is currently hard at working developing our new program and forthcoming announcements for the next PLDC in Denver, CO next year June 15-19, 2019 at the Hilton Denver City Center. Registration and exhibit opportunities will open in February 2019.

We look forward to seeing you there!

“It’s a really good opportunity for college students to be able to branch out into their field and meet some of their potential employers for the future. I think it’s a really good way that they can prepare themselves for the future in a realistic manner.”

–          Elizabeth Patchell (FuSE, Campus Connections)

“This is my first conference being here with ASTA. I found it to be phenomenal so far. Everyone here is very welcoming, very open to a student mind and a student voice. It’s really neat to see how everyone is willing to sit down and talk and listen to you and really be interested and invested in what my future is going to look like.

So, as a future professional, being able to see where these outstanding leaders have come from and the paths that they followed, and to see how they’re still working on their professional development and policy and leadership, it’s been really interesting to see that – from a young perspective.”

–          Wyatt Jones (Agriscience Education Major, Campus Connections)

“It’s been a blast. The sessions have been great, very engaging and the speakers have all been wonderful. So much fascinating information about the seed industry.”

–          Lauren Braddy (Abraham Bladwin Agricultural College student)

“It’s a really great opportunity to learn about some of the current ongoing work in the industry and to be able to bring that back to my job in teaching. That can help better prepare our students for when they graduate and they go into careers hopefully in the seed industry.”

–          Adrienne Kleintop (Assistant Professor of Plant Science, Delaware Valley University)

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