June 2017

You’re Invited to CSGA's Annual General Meeting!

CSGA 2017 Annual General Meeting is in Halifax!CSGA will hold its 113th Annual General Meeting at the Westin Nova Scotian in beautiful Halifax, Nova Scotia, July 10-13, 2017. Seed growers, industry stakeholders and families are invited.

We’re particularly excited this year because the CSGA is unveiling its Strategic Plan 2017-2023 at the Annual General Meeting! On the agenda this year are updates and working sessions on our new strategic priorities, including Circular 6 Modernization, the Seed Grower Professional Development Project, Phase 2 of the Seed Synergy Collaboration and other important initiatives, both planned and underway. For those also attending the Canadian Seed Trade Association (CSTA) Annual Meeting there will be a joint welcome reception and dinner with the CSGA, as well as an interlocking business program so those registered for both events are able to participate fully in the best that both programs have to offer.

Registration closes June 28th, so sign up soon if you would like to join us. We hope to see you there!

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Have You Submitted Your Application For Seed Crop Certification?

Applications are being accepted in the Members’ Area of the CSGA website. If you’re not sure of your application deadline dates or applicable fees, please refer to CSGA’s Application Support Document.

Don’t forget to submit an Application for CSGA Membership along with your Application for Seed Crop Certification.  More information can be found in the CSGA Application Support Document linked above.

Once your seed crop certification and membership applications have been submitted, CSGA encourages you to check the status of your fields and account balances through the Members’ Area website.

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Contact Us

CSGA staff is here to help and guide you. Don’t hesitate to contact us. Remember the CSGA national office operates in the Eastern Standard Time (EST) zone.

Telephone: (613) 236-0497, Fax: (613) 563-7855, Email: communications@seedgrowers.ca
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 8455, Ottawa, Ontario, K1G 3T1
Courier Address: 240 Catherine Street, Suite 202, Ottawa, Ontario, K2P 2G8
Visit http://seedgrowers.ca/contact-us/ for complete contact information for our staff members.

Have YOU participated?

We are looking to members to provide feedback on our draft Strategic Plan. Once endorsed, the plan will shape CSGA policies and member services. Please take a few minutes to register and complete a short survey.

We are looking for YOUR opinion on Circular 6 Modernization, a Seed Grower Designate Program, Plant Breeders Rights, Inspections, CSGA services and many more. Join the conversation online today and hurry! This engagement ends Friday!

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Avez-VOUS participé?

Nous sommes à la recherche de membres pour nous donner leur rétroaction sur l’ébauche de notre Plan stratégique. Une fois entériné, le plan façonnera les politiques et les services aux membres de l’ACPS. Veuillez prendre quelques minutes pour vous inscrire et répondre à un court sondage.

Nous aimerions connaître VOTRE opinion sur la modernisation de la Circulaire 6, un programme de désignation de producteur de semences, la protection des obtentions végétales, les inspections, les services de l’ACPS et bien d’autres. Joignez-vous à la conversation aujourd’hui même. Faites vite! Cette consultation prend fin vendredi.