How do I become a member?
Individuals become members of the Canadian Seed Growers’ Association (CSGA) by sending in an Application for Crop Inspection and Membership in the Canadian Seed Growers’ Association and paying the applicable $240 membership fee. Membership in the CSGA is for a one year duration and must be renewed annually.
What are the benefits of membership?
In addition to providing seed crop certification services, a CSGA membership provides:
We keep you connected
We keep you connected with information that matters most to you and your seed business. Important information on the seed industry, updates on production regulations and CSGA activities is delivered to members in CSGA’s e-newsletter Seed Scoop and magazine Seed to Succeed.
Members are invited annually to attend the CSGA Annual General Meeting and have voting privileges on policies that shape the Association.
The CSGA works on behalf of its members to protect your interest and your business. We work closely with the Canadian government to shape agricultural legislation and regulations. Our voice is also heard internationally as we attend meetings with the Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies (AOSCA) in the United States and the Organization for Economic and Co-operative Development (OECD) Seed Scheme meetings internationally to assure the interests of Canadian seed growers are protected abroad.
The CSGA stands behind the benefits of Certified seed and actively engages with food industry professionals to explain how using food ingredients grown from Certified seed can benefit their food operation. We also advocate to farmers and help them find Certified seed supplies with the use of the Seed Locator. The Seed Locator is a free online searchable database of all pedigreed seed produced and available for sale in Canada.
Research and Development
We monitor and support academic seed related research. Click here to see a list of completed research projects supported by the CSGA.