MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES

Each year the membership fee is to be paid on January 1 and must be received before Application
for Field Inspection is made. NOTE: A $200 INITIATION FEE is due with the application for
membership. The initiation fee covers the first years membership dues and the cost of materials.
This initiation fee will apply for all new memberships, and those who do not maintain a continuous
membership.
GROWER = $65/year - A member who applies for field inspection services and uses the services
of either a custom or approved conditioner to prepare seed for marketing channels.
GROWER-CONDITIONER = $85/year - A member who applies for field inspection services and
has adequate facilities (subject to minimum equipment and procedural guidelines) for conditioning
his own seed produced from inspected acres in preparation for marketing channels. A growerconditioner
cannot serve as a custom cleaner for other members.
CUSTOM CERTIFIED CONDITIONER = $125/year - A member who may or may not apply for
field inspection services and who has adequate facilities (subject to minimum equipment and
procedural guidelines) for conditioning seed produced from inspected acres (by himself or other
members) in preparation for sale in marketing channels.
APPROVED SEED CONDITIONER = $160/year - A member who may or may not apply for field
inspection services and who has adequate facilities (subject to minimum equipment and
procedural guidelines) for conditioning seed. An approved seed conditioner may purchase bulk
uncleaned seed from inspected acres of a crop grown by another member for conditioning,
tagging, and sale in marketing channels as a class of certified seed.
CONTRACT GROWER = $15/year - A member (non-voting) who produces seed under the direction of either
a grower, grower-conditioner, custom certified conditioner, or approved seed conditioner who is in
good standing in the current membership year. (Initiation fee does not apply)
ASSOCIATE = $50/year - All other parties, who would not be included in any of the above
classifications but are interested in furthering the goals of the Association, may become associate
members without the right to vote. (Initiation fee does not apply)
BULK RETAIL FACILITY = $100/year - A member who has adequate facilities to maintain the
genetic purity of bulk conditioned seed and purchases certified seed from another certification
member for the purpose of retailing seed in the bulk. (Initiation fee does not apply)

 

 

The Certifed Seed Process