Southern Seed Association (SSA) is the regional trade organization representing the planting seed industry across 16 southern states from Arizona to Virginia.
Over its 99 year history, SSA has evolved to become what is today an effective voice for seed companies and allied agribusiness at a state and regional level, an effective vehicle for communication and education with its members, and a valuable network for business.

SSA maintains close relationships with the American Seed Trade Association, the Southern Crop Production Association, and each of sixteen State Seed Associations, along with seed industry executives and government officials from across the country to keep its members up to date and active in important issues.
Southern Seed Association members include local, national, and international seed and biotech related companies who do business in one or more of the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas Tennessee, and Virginia.
SSA works on seed issues, along with its constituents, at the national level with the American Seed Trade Association and at the state level with state seed associations who are also members of SSA.

Outside of seed-specific issues, SSA works with the farming industry, crop protection industry and others to promote sound agricultural policy and fair trade for those involved in crop production agriculture.

SSA Staff

Mr. Richard Taylor
SSA Executive Vice President

Leslie Bell
SSA Secretary