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Apply Now to be an NAPB Borlaug Scholar

Dear NAPB members and colleagues, It is time to encourage any last minute self-nominations by your outstanding students. We are seeking qualified upper level...

How to Feed the World By 2050? Recent Breakthrough Boosts Plant Growth

One of the most significant challenges of the 21st Century is how to sustainably feed a growing and more affluent global population with less water and fertilizers on shrinking...

Get Ready for the CROP Innovation and Business Conference

On April 14-16, 2019, the bi-annual CROP Innovation & Business conference will take place in Amsterdam. The conference will address the most influential trends that will affect crop innovation and value chain...

Ag-Celerator announces next round of $100,000 available to advance Purdue agricultural innovations

Startups based on Purdue University plant science innovations are eligible to apply for the next funding round of the Ag-Celerator with $100,000 in cash prizes to be awarded. The purpose of this...

Global Initiative Announced to Protect World’s Plants from Pests

United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has proclaimed 2020 the International Year of Plant Health to raise global awareness of plant health, and its role in increasing food security. The...

Kevin Falk’s Award-Winning Video Addresses Industry Misconceptions

https://youtu.be/5uf2jhtJxOY   Kevin Falk, a student at Iowa State University, is the grand prize winner of the American Seed Trade Association’s (ASTA) second annual “Better Seed, Better Life” student video contest,...

ASTA Convention Connects People, Links Businesses and Spotlights Issues

On Tuesday, Dec. 4, the American Seed Trade Association kicked off CSS 2018 & Seed Expo in Chicago, Ill., with more than 2,300 individuals in and servicing the seed...

Why Kurtis Baute Sealed Himself in a Greenhouse

To spark conversion about climate change, this B.C.-based “whimsical scientist” lived in a jar for 14 hours. Here’s how he did it and what he learned. On Oct. 23, 2018,...

Spotlight on WSA Convention

A place where the seed industry connects, trades and recognizes early-career individuals. Once again, Kansas City welcomed more than 750 seed industry professionals who gathered for the Western Seed Association’s...

Ag Innovation Showcase Highlights Trends and Technologies Transforming the Food Industry

Leading voices from across the food industry to explore an array of data-driven innovations within the context of dramatic shifts in consumer demand and demographics. Larta Institute has announced the...
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5-year Anniversary Seed Meets Technology

The Seed meets Technology event will kick off its fifth edition from 25 to 27 September 2018 (week 39) in Seed Valley. This year’s highlight is the symposium titled...

NAPB Introduces the 2018 Borlaug Scholars

The Borlaug Scholars program is established by the National Association of Plant Breeders (NAPB) and funded through the Agronomic Science Foundation (ASF) to develop the plant breeding science professions...

From DC: Under Secretary Ibach Shares Strategic Goals, Talks Biotech

“It’s important for me to remember that the decisions we make here in Washington really do impact individual farmers and ranchers in rural areas across our nation,” said the...

From DC: ASTA Members Approved New Strategic Plan

Today (June 11), members of the American Seed Trade Association approved the framework for a new strategic plan to help guide the work of the association in the coming...

From DC: ASTA’s LaVigne Encourages Advocacy

The American Seed Trade Association kicked off its new Policy and Leadership Development Conference Saturday, June 9, by welcoming more than 200 attendees to Washington, D.C. During the first PL/DC...

From DC: Not Just a Name Change

The American Seed Trade Association reinvents its annual convention with the inaugural Policy and Leadership Development Conference. For the first time in 135 years, the American Seed Trade Association has...

Why the NAPB is Holding its Annual Meeting Outside the U.S. for the First...

The National Association of Plant Breeders 2018 meeting will have a decidedly Canadian flair. For the first time in the organization’s history, the NAPB annual gathering is being held north...

Aspargus, Cannabis, Apples and Wheat: Register Now for the 2018 NAPB Meeting

What do asparagus, cannabis, apples and wheat have in common? All of these and more will be major themes of this year’s National Association of Plant Breeders (NAPB) and...
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Register Early for The InfoAg Conference Held July 17-19

Since 1995, The InfoAg Conference has been the premier event for discussion and advancement of precision agriculture. The event, organized by the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) draws agricultural...
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ISU Seed Conditioning Workshops 2018

Iowa State University is offering another round of seed conditioning workshops this upcoming summer. The classes are small group sessions that feature a mix of classroom and “hands-on” equipment...