March 31, 2020:

After careful consideration, we have decided it is best to announce the cancellation of ASTA’s Policy & Leadership Development Conference, which was to be held in conjunction with AOSA/SCST’s Annual Meeting in June in Indianapolis. While the three organizations were looking forward to bringing together the seed industry and the seed testing community for this valuable opportunity for education and connectivity, it was determined that the health and safety of our membership is our highest priority. Given the current COVID-19 global pandemic, we did not want to put our attendees at risk.

We hope that you, your family and your business are safe and well in this difficult time and we will continue to support the seed industry as the information continues to evolve. ASTA has been actively tracking information related to COVID-19 on a new informational site and weekly calls are being held with our membership to keep you apprised of the impacts that are specific to our business. If you would like to take part in these calls, contact

If you were already registered for the conference and have questions related to your registration, contact Jennifer Crouse at