The leadership of the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) and the Oregon Seed Association (OSA) were all smiles at the Gala Banquet concluding the trailblazing joint annual meeting of the two organizations this week in Portland, Oregon.
“This worked out wonderfully,” said OSA president Greg Loberg of West Coast Beet Seed. “We wanted to enhance the partnerships between members of OSA and members of ASTA… we’re pleased that we have made as much progress we have made in strengthening relationships.”
Listen to my interview with Greg here: [wpaudio url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/zimmcomm/asta-16-osa.mp3″ text=”Interview with OSA president Greg Loberg”]
This historic annual meeting, which drew more than 470 seed industry professionals from across the nation, would not have been possible without the trailblazing first woman chair of the American Seed Trade Association, Risa DeMasi of Grassland Oregon. She was thrilled with the joint meeting that marked the end of her year as chair for ASTA. From here, Risa will continue serving on the board of ASTA as a past chair.
Listen to my closing interview with Risa here: [wpaudio url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/zimmcomm/asta-16-risa-wrap.mp3″ text=”Interview with outgoing ASTA chair Risa DeMasi”]