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The 132nd Annual Convention convenes all sectors of the seed industry in Washington, D.C., June 17-20 for an unparalleled opportunity for seed industry advocacy.

The event begins with an opportunity to "Make Your Voice Heard" as you participate in ASTA's Storm the Hill efforts on the afternoon of June 17 and the morning of June 18. Join over 100 of your seed industry colleagues to advocate for the needs of your business and our industry with legislators and regulators. 

During the convention, you'll gain first-hand knowledge of the inner working of the democratic process as you learn about the legislative and regulatory issues facing the seed industry and agriculture, nationally and internationally. The convention also includes new twists on the traditional favorites among ASTA special events, including the 5K Fun Run, the Welcome Reception, Gala Banquet and opportunities for fun in the DC area for spouses and families. Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to have ASTA guide you through the advocacy process and help shape the future of our industry.


FuSE Ed Unit: Cotton Inc. & Syngenta Biotechnology, Inc.

Oct 22, 2013 05:00pm - Oct 24, 2013 03:00pm
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Event Type: Education
Category: FuSE Educational Unit


FuSE Educational Unit in Raleigh, North Carolina October 22-24, 2013

The program will include a tour of Cotton Inc's Textile Research facilities demonstrating stops along the cotton value chain, as well as a visit to the North Carolina Biotech Center (NCBC). That experience will be followed by a tour of Syngenta Biotechnology Inc. including a look at their Advanced Crop Lab housing research projects on crops such as corn, soybeans, sugar cane, cereals, vegetables and sunflowers.

Tentative Agenda

Tuesday, October 22: Evening Reception hosted by Syngenta

Wednesday, October 23: Cotton Inc. and NCBC Tour - all day

Thursday, October 24: Syngenta Biotechnology Inc. Tour

Students and ASTA members are offered a registration discount. A block of hotel rooms have been reserved for participants at the Cambria Suites Raleigh-Durham Airport for October 22nd and 23rd at $86 per night, under ASTA FuSE. To reserve your room, please call 919-361-3311. Registration and hotel booking deadline is September 22nd.


Early registration ends on Sep 03, 2013.
Regular registration starts on Sep 04, 2013 and ends on Oct 17, 2013.
Late registration starts on Oct 18, 2013.
All times are 12:00am (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada).

Registration Fees
Fee TypeMember FeeNon-Member Fee
 General Registration
Early: $100.00$150.00
Regular: $100.00$150.00
Late: $100.00$150.00
Early: $50.00$50.00
Regular: $50.00$50.00
Late: $50.00$50.00