One of the central missions of the ASTA Policy & Leadership Development Conference is to offer leadership development training and networking for those newer to the seed business. As such, the conference agenda features an entire track of leadership development sessions (see below), as well as a special registration rate for those who are eligible for our Leadership Development track.

Additionally, ASTA can provide a template approval letter for you to use in your own workplace to help relay the value of participating in the event upon request. Send your request to if you would like a template approval letter.

If you have been in the seed industry for five years or less, the Leadership Development option will be appear for you as you register and answer related questions. We look forward to welcoming you!

Here is the recommended track of Leadership Development program sessions being held this year (note: all sessions on June 22 in the full conference agenda are also open to any registrant):

Monday, June 21, 2021
Opening General Session and ASTA Annual Meeting, Part I11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LEAD Session: The Mentor/Mentee Relationship12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Diversity and Inclusion in the Seed Industry: Creating Opportunity for Future Leaders1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
LEAD Session: The Future of Work2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Women in Seed: Know Your Value4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Welcome Reception: NOTE NEW LOCATION5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
ASTA Advocacy Day and ASTA Annual Meeting, Part II9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
ASTA Advocacy Day: Appointments10:30 AM - 5:00 PM