The Seed World Advisory Board is looking for individuals who place an emphasis on leadership and a commitment to the seed industry.

Do you know an early-career individual who is passionate about the seed industry with the potential to make a significant contribution? Help them become the next Future Giant of the seed industry, an award given each year by Seed World in partnership with the American Seed Trade Association’s (ASTA) Future Seed Executives (FuSE).

The 2019 Future Giant will be announced at ASTA’s 136th Policy and Leadership Development Conference, and featured in the September issue of Seed World magazine. This is a great opportunity to showcase those who are relatively new to your company, organization or program, and who bring a fresh perspective and who are seen as a rising leader.

Nomination Criteria

Academic or Job performance

The candidate shall demonstrate a commitment to learning and achievement in their program of studies or their seed-related workplace.

Commitment to the seed industry

The candidate shall have an interest in and understanding of the U.S. seed industry and a declared intention to pursue a long-term career in the industry. Successful work experience, and efforts to increase the individual’s understanding of the industry and build a network all count positively.

Leadership and Innovation

We seek people who will shape the future of the industry and are looking for leaders and innovators. Judging will take into account the breadth and depth of extra-curricular activities. Emphasis will be placed on the impact of these activities. Highlighting specific achievements in leadership and innovation will be important to further the nomination.

Download Nomination Form

Nomination Deadline: May 17, 2019

Need more information? Contact Julie Deering