ASA Grants

Atlantic Seed Association Grants Program

We are pleased to announce that the Atlantic Seed Association was able to provide a $2000 grant this year to the University of Vermont Extension! Their research work, under the supervision of Dr. Heather Darby is helping to sustain the farming industry in Vermont! Congrats to the 2018 Dr. John Baylor Grant winner!

The purpose of the Atlantic Seed Association Grants Program is to encourage and reward the advancement of agriculture and horticulture in the three primary seed industries of the Associations’ focus, Flower & Vegetable seed, Farm seed and Lawn seed.

The Atlantic Seed Association’s Grants Program was created for the benefit of assisting those who provide information, technology, services and support to our industry. Grants can be used for research, equipment, providing education and anything else, determined by the Grants Committee, which accomplishes the purpose.

Grants are available to land grant colleges and universities, extension service, experimental stations, state seed associations, other industry related associations and not for profit seed organizations represented (located) in the 13 states of the active members of the ASA.

The Atlantic Seed Association Grants Program is supported by membership donations, fund raising activities including special gifts from individuals and companies.

Annually, the executive committee decides the amount of grant money, if any, available to award. The determination of grant recipients would be made a committee comprised of the President, Vice-President and 2 members of the executive committee elected by the executive committee. The grants would be awarded on the basis of merit and need, and equitably to each primary seed industry mentioned above.

Those interested in seeking a grant should fill out an application describing the expected accomplishment.

In an attempt to foster mutually beneficial relations with the organization, possibly a portion of the grant could be used by the recipient to attend the following years Atlantic Seed Association Annual Convention to report on their results and use of the funds. Or the convention fee waived.

This PDF form can be printed and emailed to or faxed to 240-597-1264 for nominations. Nominations are accepted until September 1st prior to the annual convention. Nomination forms may be held until the next year if the grant money is not available.

We would love to have your support of the Dr. John E. Baylor Grant program! Please use the “DONATE” button on the top right of your screen to donate now. Thank you!


Additional information about the Atlantic Seed Association is available from the office of:

Tina Bowling, Executive Director


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