Words from the President

Greetings AOSA Members!


With 2016 now underway, I am officially into my final year as your President. I have been heartened by all the support I have received as I have tried my best to guide this organization during our recent trials and reorganization. I truly believe that we have emerged stronger and more dedicated to our mission. I want to especially thank our officers, Board of Directors, and Executive Director for all of their support and assistance. We are indeed fortunate to have such professional and knowledgeable individuals to represent us. We have made great strides in reorganizing our committees and are appreciative of all the work our chairs and co-chairs have done to improve seed testing in our laboratories. I encourage all of you to find a committee that interests you and agree to serve as a member. The strength of our organization depends upon the participation of our members. There are many ways that each of you can participate and offer your expertise as well as expand your interests. Please contact me if you would like to serve on a committee.

Our website has been slowly developing and we hope to have it completely updated soon. If you have not already responded to our membership committee’s request to update your directory information, please do so at your earliest convenience. We also welcome news about your laboratories and any pictures of your activities. Please submit those to our main office. A joint website with SCST is being developed which will contain information on joint committees as well as serving as our official Annual Meeting site. Be on the lookout for the launch of that soon.

Best wishes to you all for a prosperous and successful New Year!


Susan K. Reed