CSTA recognizes and honours individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the Canadian seed industry, the seed trade and CSTA, and through those contributions, to Canadian agriculture and the economy of our country.
At CSTA’s 95th Annual Meeting three prestigious awards were presented at the CSTA Annual Meeting Awards Luncheon:
Canadian Plant Breeding and Genetics Award – Dr. Igor Falak
CSTA Seed Achievement Award – Dr. Stephen Yarrow
CSTA Honorary Life Membership Award – Mr. Ron Weik
The Canadian Plant Breeding and Genetics Award is co-sponsored by the Canadian Seed Trade Association and Germination magazine and is presented to a public or private sector researcher who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of Canadian plant agriculture through research in plant breeding and genetics. Individuals are nominated by their peers and are selected by the CSTA Board of Directors.
The CSTA Seed Achievement Award recognizes and honours significant contributions to the Canadian seed industry. It is presented to an individual engaged in a private seed business or public institution based in Canada. Individuals are nominated by their peers and are selected by the CSTA Board of Directors.
The CSTA Honorary Life Membership Award is presented to an individual in honour of his or her significant volunteer contribution to the Canadian seed trade and to the Canadian Seed Trade Association. Honorary Life Members have the same privileges accorded to CSTA Associate Members.