Member benefits


Attend the SOSP annual meeting (SOSS)

  • Network with a diverse group of seed industry leaders and early career seed industry professionals (grad students, etc.)

  • Participate in informative field tours of working farms, university research fields, and value-added processors

  • Attend talks and panels from seed industry leaders

  • Enjoy camaraderie with peers and mentors

Join members gatherings at conferences around the country.

Access our online member directory (coming soon) including:

  • Member contact information

  • Brief Biographies

  • Areas of expertise

  • Citations for recent publications


Volunteer to mentor a student or early career professional in your area of practice (more details coming soon)

Learn from experienced professionals in your area of interest (more details coming soon)


Subscribe to the SOSP email newsletter and listserv

  • Stay up to date on society news, and upcoming events

  • Read members’ perspectives on important issues, new research, or recent events on the SOSP blog

  • Participate in topic-specific list-serves created at members’ request

Use your member log-in (coming soon) to access non-proprietary educational resources authored and contributed by members

Member privileges

Serve on the SOSP board or committees

Participate in annual board elections

Vote on major changes to society bylaws

Influence society activities by contributing to member surveys conducted by society leadership