Seed World

Leadership Event Will Grow Seed Industry Professionals

ASTA’s annual Leadership Summit is June 15-18.

Registration for the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) Leadership Summit is open. The 2024 even will take place in Nashville June 15-18 with the theme “GROW.” GROW is an acronym for Goal, Reach, Open, Work.  

Katrina Bishop, ASTA’s senior director of strategic communications says the three-day event is a hub of innovation and collaboration, featuring professional development sessions, networking opportunities and a unique platform for both industry leaders and newcomers to connect.

“ASTA’s Leadership Summit offers a unique opportunity, bringing some of the seed industry’s top executives together for three days of professional development, networking, and collaboration,” she says. “Attendees will also get the chance to meet rising stars within our industry, as well as students working towards their cap and gown, so you might walk away from our Nashville event having met your next great hire.”

The summit will cover a range of critical topics impacting the seed industry, from technological advancements to state and federal policy. Breakout sessions, keynote addresses and panel discussions will provide insights and forecasts for anyone involved in the seed value chain.

In addition to seasoned professionals, the summit will engage the next generation of industry leaders, offering student programs that connect aspiring professionals with established experts. Bishop says the event supports professional growth and also ensures continued vitality and innovation within the seed industry.

Registration for the ASTA Leadership Summit is open, with early bird rates available until [early registration deadline]. For more information, including the agenda and registration details, visit