|DATE:||September 30, 2002|
|CONTACT: ||Barbara Surian|
| ||(703) 837-8140|
ASTA Past President Passes Away
Harry Kinder, 83, died in Chico California on Wednesday, September 24, 2002, from complications following emergency surgery to repair a ruptured aoertic aneurysm.
Harry was president of the American Seed Trade Association in 1971. His son Drew, was the ASTA president in 2001.
Harry Kinder had many friends in the seed industry and will be remembered fondly.
Founded in 1883, the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA), located in Washington, DC, is one of the oldest trade organizations in the United States. Its membership consists of about 900 companies involved in seed production and distribution, plant breeding, and related industries in North America. As an authority on plant germplasm, ASTA advocates science and policy issues of industry importance. Its mission is to enhance the development and free movement of quality seed worldwide.