Andrew LaVigne - American Seed Trade Association
John Latham - Latham Hi-Tech Seeds Inc.
By Wednesday, you will have learned a lot about a variety of the work that ASTA is working to reach in our industry's immediate future. The week's events culminate in this morning's Annual Meeting, which not only provides the traditions and commemorations of our former banquet, but also the necessary orientation for advocacy appointments and your chance to Make Your Voice Heard. In this briefing session, you will be given instructions on how to best conduct an advocacy visit, as well as a brief overview of some of the key initiatives ASTA is leading, from domestic to international policy and key communications strategies to help tell the seed industry story on Capitol Hill.
For those who are participating in ASTA Advocacy Day, here is an orientation video from ASTA's advocacy coordinators, Advocacy Associates, that will help provide you with guidance before your appointments are held: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0t93UN6nJ8A