b'SEEDS CANADA IntroducingSEEDS CANADAHeres the basics of Canadas new national seed organization.AFTER YEARS OF hard work to get to this point, the seed industrys new national organizationSeeds Canadahas become a reality and will launch on Feb. 2, 2021.Seeds Canada will be born out of an amalgamation of the Canadian Seed Trade Association (CSTA), Canadian Plant Technology Agency (CPTA), Canadian Seed Institute (CSI) and Commercial Seed Analysts Association of Canada (CSAAC).In August, Canadian Seed Growers Association members voted not to join Seeds Canada, so the new design of Seeds Canada is somewhat different than the previous incarnation.Seeds Canadas membership will include national and provincial seed associations, as well as seed farms from across the country. Seed growers play an integral role in the seed system, and Seeds Canada needs their involvement to succeed, reads a news release issued by the Seeds Canada amalgamating partners.While there may be one less amalgamating partner, the vision for Seeds Canada to become the voice of the seed sector, including seed growers,GRAPHIC COURTESY SEEDS CANADAanalysts, and the seed trade, remains the same, the partners say.The new Seeds Canada design, which was ratified by all four amalgamating partners in December, reflects the new context and incorporates memberFor more information on Seeds Canada visit seedscanada.seedinnovation.cafeedback from the summer. 12seed.ab.ca'