As the only networking affiliation for the seed industry in Arizona, STAA focuses on education through scholarships and advocating for the seed industry. STAA spans more than 50 companies and individuals that are involved in seed production, seed distribution, plant breeding, and related agricultural industries.
Over the last 99 years, SSA has functioned as the regional trade organization that represents the seed industry across 16 Southern States (spanning from AZ to VA). Southern Seed Association has become “the effective voice for seed companies and allied agribusiness at a state and regional level.” In addition, SSA remains an excellent resource for membership education, communication, and business networking.
CWC was established in 1983 in an effort to support research, quality, marketability, and the development/maintenance of domestic and international markets for California wheat. CWC is operated by a board of nine wheat producers, two handlers, two at-large members, and one public member. Our own Michael Edgar presently serves on the Commission Board.
CCIA provides seed certification service, which functions as a voluntary quality assurance program meant to increase efficiency of agronomic and vegetable crop seed by assuring proper maintenance and handling. CCIA operates as a non-profit corporation that is managed by an executive director that reports to a Board of Directors composed of various representatives from the UC Cooperative Extension, CA Department of Food and Agriculture, CA Farm Bureau, CA Ag Commissioners Association, CA Seed Association, and UC Davis Department of Plant Sciences.
CGFA supports the grain industry by providing the following services: represents the grain and feed industry in Sacramento with lobbyists; disseminates industry information with a periodic fax newsletter; sponsors and promotes the CGFA Annual Convention, Grain & Feed Industry Conference, California Animal Nutrition Conference, Key Management Conference, District Meetings, and Environmental/Safety Seminars; offers economic services such as Worker’s Compensation, health and major medical, dental, disability and accidental life insurance, and property and casualty including product and general liability; provides a problem solving mechanism for manufacture, transportation, environmental regulation, grain handling, hay, farm, and dairy feed marketing; functions as an environmental and safety consulting staff capable of answering routine questions about compliance.
CAWG was established in 1983 to support research, quality, marketability, and the development of international and domestic markets for California wheat. CAWG fights for interests in actions taken by Congress, the California Legislature, and state and federal agencies on issues such as price supports, trade agreements, environmental and business regulations, and water policy.
CAPCA’s mission is “to serve as the leader in the evolution of the pest management industry through the communication of reliable information.” Representing more than 2,800 licensed PCAs, CAPCA has 16 local chapters spanning California.
Serving the seed industry since 1940, CSA “consists of those firms which believe that the best way to achieve common goals and respond to the problems that affect the seed industry is through cooperative effort and group action.” CSA brings together the entire seed industry and functions as a strong, united voice.
Arizona Crop Improvement Association is a non-profit corporation whose members are dedicated to the development and production of pure seed and who support the organization's efforts to deliver quality assurance programs that meet their needs