About Us

The Corn Belt Seed Conference is a joint conference for ISTA and ICIA members that replaces individual annual conferences for both organizations.

The Corn Belt Seed Conference is backed by the strength of two solid organizations and offers an unparalleled lineup of presenters and topics. The enthusiasm of hundreds of members from both groups promises to make this milestone event an unprecedented opportunity.


ICIA (Indiana Crop Improvement Association)

ICIA is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization.  We are not a publicly traded company and therefore will never be purchased by another organization.  We are an unbiased third party source for agriculture quality assurance.

For over 100 years, we have built a strong foundation by providing a sound scientific approach to testing.  From innovative genetics to the latest in molecular technology, we have an uncompromising commitment to method validation and statistical integrity.  Call today at 866.899.2518  or visit us online at www.indianacrop.org for more information.


ISTA (Indiana Seed Trade Association)

Who is ISTA?

  • We are farmers!
  • Comprised of 100 members of which 61% are family owned!
  • Our members produce seed on more than 277,000 acres in Indiana!
  • ISTA members inject over $13,000,000 in premium seed production payments into the Indiana farm economy!
  • Seed companies and farmers are mutually dependent on each other!
  • Seed companies need financially healthy farmers, and farmers need financially healthy seed companies!
  • The seed industry is the most important industry in the world!! Without seed there is no food!

Purpose of the Indiana Seed Trade Association

Membership and active participation in the Indiana Seed Trade Association should be considered a necessity for any person or firm conducting business in the seed industry.

The aims of the Indiana Seed Trade Association are to develop friendly business relations between its members, to promote the legitimate interests of seed trade within the state, and to cooperate with educational and regulatory authorities in the development of sound and effective seed programs in the interests of agriculture.

Historically, Indiana seedsmen have been leaders in many areas of the seed trade. Active involvement of members will help fulfill current and future needs of all seedsmen. The Indiana Seed Trade Association is seeking results, not reasons!

For more information on ISTA, please visit www.indianaseed.org

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