ASTA welcomes student registrants to the Leadership Summit, where lots of programming has been created just for you! The ASTA Student Forum program, developed in collaboration with Seed Central, offers a robust experience for students aiming to learn more and network within the seed industry for their future career. 

ASTA extends a warm welcome to our Student Connections participants! Get to know these impressive students!

Value for Students

  • Learn about unique leadership opportunities and challenges specific to the seed industry
  • Collaborate with senior leaders in the seed industry at the Career Fair, including the opportunity to present your research
  • Learn about the ASTA organization and student committee
  • Gain knowledge in a special Leadership Development workshop, hosted by Pete Hammett on behalf of Purdue University
  • Network for future career opportunities, mentors, and fellow agricultural students

Sponsors are needed to help students attend the Leadership Summit. To become a sponsor, please

Here is the recommended student track of sessions being held this year (note: additional optional sessions are found in the full conference agenda):

Monday, June 17, 2024
Opening General Session and ASTA Annual Meeting9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
LEAD Session: Student Committee10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Leadership Development Workshop/Lunch: GROWing Leaders12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
GROWing Our Community1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Student Career Fair and Poster Presentations4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
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