IPSA Accepting Scholarship Applications for 2023/2024 School Year

  • On March 29, 2023

The Independent Professional Seed Association (IPSA) is pleased to announce the opening of the scholarship period for the 2023/2024...

Applications Open for UC Davis Plant Breeding Academy

  • On March 29, 2023

Applications are open for Class IX of the UC Davis Plant Breeding Academy (PBA) which starts in January 2024....

Registration Open for Upcoming UC Davis E-Series Courses

  • On March 29, 2023

Registration is open for the UC Davis Plant Breeding Academy℠ (PBA) E-Series: Statistics & Experimental Design course on April...

FTSF Launches New Plant Breeding Curriculum

  • On March 15, 2023

On March 14, the First the Seed Foundation, in partnership with Innovature, launched new curriculum that allows students to...

Greg Gerard, JoMar Seeds, Presented with Crop and Soil Merit Award

  • On March 1, 2023

Each year at the Corn Belt Seed Conference, an individual is honored with the Crop and Soil Merit Award...

Western Seed Association Announces 2023 Scholarships

  • On March 1, 2023

The Western Seed Association (WSA) is currently accepting applications for its 2023 scholarships, awarded to undergraduate and graduate students....

Share the Message about Seed Treatment Stewardship this #Plant23!

  • On March 1, 2023

As planting season begins across the country, join ASTA in continuing to remind farmers, applicators, and anyone handling treated...

Help Spread the Word with Farmers: ASTA-SARE-CTIC Launch National Cover Crop Survey

  • On March 1, 2023

On March 1, USDA-NIFA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program, Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) and the American...

Deadline Approaching for USDA Farmer, Rancher and Forest Manager Prospective Customer Survey

  • On February 13, 2023

In November 2022, USDA released a nationwide survey seeking feedback from farmers, ranchers and forest managers. The deadline to...

Team of Scientists Look to Strengthen Sorghum

  • On February 13, 2023

On February 2, USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) announced that a team of scientists at ARS and Purdue University...

USDA NIFA Announces Funding Opportunities

  • On February 13, 2023

On February 7, USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced funding opportunities through the Agriculture and Food...

USDA Names Simon Liu as New ARS Administrator

  • On February 13, 2023

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced that Simon Liu, Ph.D. was officially named Administrator of the Agricultural...

Seed Science Foundation Joins CADMIM

  • On January 25, 2023

The Seed Science Foundation (SSF) is proud to join the Center for Advanced Design and Manufacturing of Integrated Microfluidics...

USDA Introduces E-Application for 1890 National Scholars Program

  • On January 25, 2023

On January 17, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a new e-application for the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program....

UC Davis SBC Hosts Leadership Program for Plant Breeders and Scientists

  • On December 21, 2022

In November, the UC Davis Seed Biotechnology Center (SBC) hosted a diverse class of 32 plant breeders and scientists...

UC Davis Hosts 2023 Plant Breeding Academy E-Series

  • On December 21, 2022

Based upon a seed industry-wide survey assessing continuous educational needs, the UC Davis Seed Biotechnology Center has launched online...

Registration Open for UC Davis Seed Production Course

  • On December 21, 2022

Registration is open for the Seed Production Course from the UC Davis Seed Biotechnology Center. This course is tailored...

USDA ERS Releases Cover Crop Usage Data

  • On December 21, 2022

USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) has released data from the field-level USDA Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS) detailing which...

ICYMI: ASTA Witness Testifies at Senate Ag Committee Hearing on Farm Bill Research Programs

  • On December 21, 2022

On December 6, Dr. Katy Martin Rainey, Associate Professor, Agronomy, Purdue University, testified on behalf of ASTA at a...

Nominations Open for APAC and ATAC

  • On November 9, 2022

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and United States Trade Representative (USTR) are seeking members for the Agricultural Policy...

Registration Open for APHIS BRS Stakeholder Meeting – Dec. 8 in Maryland

  • On October 12, 2022

Registration is open for the APHIS Biotechnology Regulatory Service (BRS) Stakeholder Meeting on December 8. The meeting will be...

Registration Open for UC Davis Leadership Program for Plant Breeders & Scientists

  • On September 28, 2022

Registration is open for the UC Davis Leadership Program for Plant Breeders & Scientists, November 15-17 in Davis, CA...

First the Seed Foundation Launches New Website

  • On September 28, 2022

ASTA’s First the Seed Foundation (FTSF) recently launched a newly redesigned website! Designed to better support teachers in developing...

Senator Joni Ernst Visits Iowa State Seed Lab

  • On September 14, 2022

Iowa Senator Joni Ernst visited the Iowa State University (ISU) seed lab last week. ISU is an ASTA member....

UC Davis Hosts Seed Business 101: Horticulture Course

  • On September 14, 2022

UC Davis is hosting the Seed Business 101: Horticulture course at UC Davis November 28-December 2. The course was...

Registration Deadline Approaching for UC Davis European Plant Breeding Academy

  • On September 14, 2022

Registration for the UC Davis European Plant Breeding Academy closes September 20. The program, in partnership with European institutions...

Plant Breeding Innovation: Super-Powering Our Salads

  • On September 14, 2022

Americans love lettuce. In fact, the average American eats about 30 pounds of it every year – five times...

APHIS Hosts Seed Sector Meeting

  • On August 31, 2022

On August 29, USDA’s Animal Health Inspection Service (APHIS) held a virtual seed sector meeting with ASTA staff and...

Seed Your Future Launches Green Career Week

  • On August 31, 2022

ASTA’s First the Seed Foundation partner Seed Your Future announced the launch of Green Career Week – an initiative...

Registration Open for Seed Congress of the Americas

  • On August 18, 2022

Registration is open for the 8th Seed Congress of the Americas, organized by the Seed Association of the Americas...

Registration Open for CropLife America’s Pesticide Communications Training Workshop

  • On August 18, 2022

Are you interested in learning how to confidently and effectively talk about pesticides? Would you like to learn how...

Last Chance to Register for the 2022 ASTA Management Academy

  • On August 18, 2022

Time is running out to register for the 2022 ASTA Management Academy this August 30-September 1 at Purdue University!...

What’s new at Innovature?

  • On August 18, 2022

As part of a new “profiles in plant breeding” series, Innovature sits down with plant breeders from across the...

ASTA Promotes Safe Handling and Storage of Treated Seed during Harvest

  • On August 3, 2022

As harvest begins across the country, ASTA is reminding farmers and their associations about the importance of taking precautions...

USDA National Agricultural Library Hosts Webinar on Maize, July 26

  • On July 19, 2022

On July 26, the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Library will continue its webinar series with...

UC Davis European Plant Breeding Academy Starts October 2022

  • On July 7, 2022

The Seed Biotechnology Center at UC Davis is offering a professional development course to teach the principles of plant...

Registration is Open for the UC Davis Plant Breeder Leadership Program – Aug. 16-18

  • On July 7, 2022

Formerly known as Program Management, the Leadership Program for Plant Breeders, August 16-18 at UC Davis, is extended to...

Early Registration for NAPB’s Annual Meeting Ends July 15

  • On July 7, 2022

Register for the National Association of Plant Breeders (NAPB) Annual Meeting by July 15 to avoid late registration rates!...