BASF Opens New R&D Center

Kelly Marshall

BASF has just opened a new Research and Development center at their Crop Protection headquarters in Limburgerhof, Germany.  The new center offers research areas for biological crop protection and seed solutions, making it a hub of expertise for researchers and farmers world wide. “Our investment in this expanded capacity is a step forward to unlocking the agricultural potential in seeds …

Agribusiness, BASF, Crop Protection, Research, Seed

Harden Announced as Keynote Speaker at ASTA Annual

Kelly Marshall

The ASTAOregon Seed Association Annual Convention is coming up June 18-22. The event will be held in Portland, Oregon and will kick off with a keynote address from the Former Deputy Secretary of the USDA, Krysta Harden. Harden recently joined DuPont as the Vice President of Public Policy and Chief Sustainability Officer. She will be sharing lessons from her experiences …

Agribusiness, ASTA, Events, Seed

Seeking Future Giant of the Seed Industry

Kelly Marshall

Seed World and the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) Future Seed Executives are looking for those poised to make an impact on the seed industry.  The Future Giant is an award given to an early-career individual who is passionate about the seed industry.  The award will be given at ASTA’s Annual Convention, June 18-22 in Portland, Oregon.  The winner will …

Ag Group, ASTA, Award, Seed

ASTA FuSE Blazing New Trails

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Seed Trade Association’s Future Seed Executives (FuSE) subcommittee is blazing new trails for 2016. FuSE chair Sarah Neuharth with DuPont Pioneer says the goal of the committee is to educate and support seed industry professionals with fewer than seven years of seed industry experience. “I think a lot of people don’t understand or recognize that FuSE can be …

Agribusiness, ASTA, Audio, Education, Seed

Outstanding Career Award at #ASTACSS

Cindy Zimmerman

A giant in the plant breeding and genetics world was honored by the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) and the National Council of Commercial Plant Breeders (NCCPB) during the CSS 2015 and Seed Expo last week in Chicago. Donn Cummings retired from Monsanto after 30 years as a corn plant breeder, spending the last eight years of his career developing …

ASTA, Corn, Monsanto, Seed

Communications Key Focus at #ASTACSS

Cindy Zimmerman

Communications was a key focus at the ASTA CSS 2015 and Seed Expo last week, from within the industry to key stakeholders to lawmakers to the general public. American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) First Vice Chair Mark Herrmann of Monsanto says communications will continue to be a priority for the organization moving into 2016. “Some of the key focus is …

ASTA, Audio, Seed

ASTA Chair Pleased With #ASTACSS 2015

Cindy Zimmerman

Another successful ASTA CSS and Seed Expo comes to a close today and nearly 3000 attendees are returning home with a week full of industry contacts and information to digest before the holidays. American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) chair Risa DeMasi of Grassland Oregon was thrilled with this year’s attendance and informative program that included a great session on her …

Agribusiness, ASTA, Audio, Seed