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ASTA Flower & Veg: Photo Diary from a Busy Weekend in Monterey 

Seed World U.S. editor Aimee Nielson chats about opportunities and challenges in the vegetable and flower seed industry with Lisa Branco, general manager of Radicle Seed Company.

It was a busy weekend during days 2-4 of ASTA’s annual Flower and Vegetable Seed Conference, held once again in Monterey, California. Here are some snapshots from the weekend.

Aimee Nielson chats with Syngenta’s global head of communications for vegetables and flowers Jason Sparks about DEI in the seed industry.
Janae Brady (at the podium) ASTA vice president of Government Affairs, and Dennis Albiani, California Advocates president, talk about the pending Farm Bill to the ASTA communications committee.
Charles Miller, director of strategic alliances and business development for Solynta sat down with Aimee Nielson to talk about hybrid potato seed.
USDA Undersecretary Marketing and Regulatory Programs Jenny Moffitt speaks during the Innovation and Policy Panel.
Syngenta’s global head of vegetables and flowers Matthew Johnston stopped by the Seed World media center for a chat about industry opportunities and challenges.
ASTA chair and Sakata Seeds America CEO David Armstrong (at the podium) moderates the Women in Seed panel. L-R Jason Sparks, Syngenta; Lisa Branco, Radicle Seed and Maria Sanchez Pena, Bayer.
Enjoying a night out with great partners from ASTA. L-R Zachary Nielson and Aimee Nielson representing Seed World Group; Katrina Bishop, Jordan Gregory, Payton Englert and Jennifer Crouse representing ASTA.