1. Active (Voting) Membership - Active Membership is available to seed companies, foundation seed companies (proprietary), seed trait providers, growers, breeders, producers, conditioners, marketers, dealers, agents, brokers, and/or jobbers of planting seed whose businesses are located in the Southern Seed Association's 16-state region.
2. Associate Membership - Associate membership is available to suppliers or vendors of goods, equipment, and/or services (i.e. seed treatments, seed packaging, lab services, seed plant equipment, publications, consulting services, etc.) to those active members listed above, as well as active US seed businesses outside of the Southern Seed Association's 16-state region.
3. State Membership - State membership is available to State Seed Associations, State Crop Improvement Associations, and/or Public Foundation Seed Associations in the Southern Seed Association's 16-state region.
4. Foreign Membership - Foreign membership is available to those active seed companies, or suppliers or vendors of goods, equipment, & services, who do not have business located in the United States.
PLEASE NOTE - Active and/or Associate companies that operate as a seperate business entity, under a distinct brand, or with a distinct product offering and management team (even those with a common name) are considered as seperate companies for membership in SSA.