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18SEEDWORLD.COMHoweverthestrategicplanningcommitteealsoidentifedseveralnewx1focusestokeepIPSAvisibleandviablex1foritsmembersincludingcollaborationamongmembersdevelopingmemberprogramsandbeneftswithabroadappealandcontinuingtoadvocateonbehalx1fox1fregionalindependentseedcompanies.CollaborationThetopicox1fencouragingandx1fosteringcollaborationamongIPSAmembersoccupiedmuchox1fthestrategicplanningmeetingagenda.WhilecollaborationisnotnewtoIPSAwehavecollaboratedonagronomicresearchprojectsx1fornearly25yearsthenotionox1fhowtocollaborateinanevolvingseedmarketplacehaschanged.Oneoutcomeox1fthemeetingwasthatwerevampedtheIPSAvisionstatementtobetterdefnetheassociationx19sroleincreatingcollaborativeprogramsx1forIPSAmembersIPSAbelievesthatcollaborationamongmembersresultsinstrongerindependentsCollaborationeffortsatIPSAarex1copt-inx1dsystemswheremember-companiesdeterminewhenandhowtheychoosetocollaborate.Collaborativeeffortsareprimarilydirectedx1cupthesupplychainx1dratherthaneffortsinthemarketplacethatpotentiallydiminishthebrandequityofanyseedcompanymember.AsthedustsettledtheplanningcommitteealsoaddedabullettotheIPSAstrategicplanthatspecifcallyaddressescollaboration.Aswelooktowardthex1futureIPSAwillx1focusondevelopingvoluntaryprogramsthatarex1focusedx1cupthesupplychainx1dandcreateproprietaryvalueinthemarketplacex1forourmembers.MemberProgramsBenex0tsFromIPSAx19sbeginningsnearly25yearsagogroupbuyingprogramsorgroupserviceshavebeenacornerstoneox1ftheassociationx19sprogramox1fx1fering.WhileinterestinsuchprogramsremainshightodaythemarketplaceischangingandrequiringIPSAtochangeinresponse.OurgoalistodevelopprogramsandservicesthatcollectivelybeneftIPSAmemberswhileprovidingacompetitiveadvantagecomparedtothosecompanieswhoarenotmembersox1ftheassociation.Alistox1fcurrentandrecentmemberprogramsandbeneftsincludesIPSAAdvantagesoftwareprogramx14asoftwaresolutiontailoredtotheuniqueneedsox1fregionalseedbrandsBenchmarkingstudyx14apartnershipwithVerdantPartnerstoprovidefnancialandsalesmetricstoregionalseedcompaniestoidentix1fystrengthsandperx1formancegapsMikeAlbertvehicleleasingx14abroadrangeofvehicleleasingprogramsandbrandstomeetthetransportationneedsox1fIPSAmembersBuyingprogramsonbagsandboxesetc.x14avarietyofprogramsaretypicallyinplaceregardingbagspaperpolyvarioussizesandconfgurations.IPSAlaunchedasecondBuckhornseedboxbuyingprogramx1formembersinlateDecemberDiscardseedprogramx14anewprogramannouncedlatein2011inwhichIPSAispartneringwithCPBioEnergytosecurediscardseedx1fromIPSAmembersx1forrecyclinginacost-ex1fx1fectiveandresponsiblemannerandtheExecutiverecruitmentprogramx14arecently-announcedprogramthroughwhichIPSAmembersreceiveadiscountedratex1forrecruitmentservicesx1fromHigherPlainExecutivePlacementtoflltheirtopsalesandmanagementpositions.Whileeveryprogrammaynotbeox1fvitalimportancetoeachIPSAmemberthegoalsetoutaboveiscertainlybeingmetbytheseprogramox1fx1ferings.AdvocacyTheconceptox1fadvocacyhasbeenpartox1ftwostrategicplansatIPSAandtheassociationx19sadvocacyrolecontinuestoevolve.ThecurrentstrategicplanstatesthatIPSAadvocatesx1forindependentseedbusinessesamonggeneticandtraitprovidersinpublicpolicydebateswiththemediaandwithotherorganizations.AdvocacyatIPSAtakesseveralx1forms.OntheonehandIPSAleadersandstax1fx1fmeetregularlywithgeneticandtraitSeedsforLandscapeWearespecializedinthesupplyofOrnamentalFloweringTreeSeedsHedgesCreepersClimbersConifersPalmGrassesandHorticulturalSpecies.WeofferseedswithHighGerminationValueatthebestCompetitivepriceswithinthestipulatedPeriodbulkandsmallordersalongwithPhytosanitaryCertificate.PleasecontactforyourrequirementswithcommonNamesandBotanicalNames.REDDISNURSERYPLANTSINTERNATIONAL4-164Malkajgiri-Hyderabad-500047INDIAEmailreddisreddisindia.comFax91-40-27242042IPSAwillfocusondevelopingvoluntaryprogramsthatarefocusedx1cupthesupplychain.x1d