In 1899, seedsmen organized a casual meeting in Kansas City, Missouri to discuss industry issues and to facilitate seed business. At that time, "trading" was the order of the day with hundreds of carloads of timothy, red clover, common alfalfa and smooth bromegrass changing hands during the meeting.
Over the years the annual meeting became known as the "Western" with seedsmen gathering principally from North America and several foreign countries. As the number of participants increased, there was a need for some degree of organization which led to the formation of the Western Seedsmen's Association, or the Western Seed Association as it is known now.
The modest dues of Western membership provides excellent value to the members. An annual membership directory is printed and distributed at the meeting. This directory is usually within easy reach of all members throughout the year as they search for specific seed products or information.
- Printed and Online Membership Directory
- Convention suites
- Reduced Registration fees
- Networking Opportunities
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Western Seed Association’s mission is to promote the production, selling, and trading of seeds while maintaining cooperation and respect between members, suppliers, and customers.
WSA’s vision is to advance the seed industry by continuing to enhance the trading of seeds by promoting better business and communication between members.