• On October 31, 2016

Alexandria, Va.—October 31, 2016 Engage with private and public sector experts about the latest in plant breeding innovation, including genome editing, at ASTA’s CSS 2016, December 5-9 in Chicago, Illinois.

On Wednesday, December 7, ASTA will host a press conference with industry experts discussing applications, challenges and the future of plant breeding innovation. A two-part series on Thursday, December 8 will explore plant breeding innovations and gene editing technologies.

Other CSS session topics include: the agriculture economy and global trends affecting U.S. exports, the role of the seed industry in environmental sustainability, the information gap between industry and consumers, and advancements in seed treatment.

CSS offers a dedicated, fully functioning media room with private areas to broadcast live and host one-on-one interviews. A separate room will feature press conferences from ASTA and its member companies.

All media will receive complimentary registration, and 35% off the ASTA group hotel rate. For more information, to register and to reserve your room at the special media rate, email Bethany Shively by November 11 with your name, organization and arrival and departure dates.

The largest seed conference in the country, American Seed Trade Association’s (ASTA) CSS 2016 & Seed Expo brings together more than 3,000 attendees representing more than 20 countries for a week of collaboration, education, and the industry’s largest trade show. Visit the CSS webpage for the full schedule of events.