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Indianapolis Plays Home to the Seed Industry

The American Seed Trade Association welcomed more than 300 individuals to Indianapolis, Indiana, today for its 131st Annual Convention where industry leaders and experts in the seed industry are meeting to learn about issues of concern.

This year’s conference theme is “Start Your Engines” and is geared around the Indy 500. To officially get things started, ASTA Chairman Craig Newman welcomed attendees and waved the green flag at the start of the first session, which highlighted results from Purdue University’s survey of large commercial farmers.

During the convention, attendees will discuss phytosanitary issues, trade barriers to the movement of seed, an organic seed database and intellectual property rights, among many other things. They’ll also hear from World Food Prize laureates Gebisa Ejeta and Philip Nelson, as well as Purdue University president and former Indiana governor Mitch Daniels.

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