Mark Herrmann with Monsanto’s vegetable seed division is the new second vice chair of the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) after elections held during the annual meeting last week in Indianapolis.
“The seed industry has been an exciting place to be for the last 30 years,” said Herrmann, who has been involved with ASTA for about 20 of those 30 years. “I see it as an organization that doesn’t focus on companies, it focuses on what we can do as a group of people to make sure there are policies that help a healthy industry operate.”
Herrmann says agriculture as fundamental for humanity “and seed is at the very root of agriculture, helping to drive that engine.” He looks forward to being a part of implementing ASTA’s strategic objectives in the years ahead as part of the organization’s officer team. Interview with Mark Herrmann, ASTA Second Vice Chair