About

The Australian Seed Federation (ASF) is the peak industry body for the Australian seed industry at the local, state, national and international level.

The ASF also represents its members internationally, as a member of the International Seed Federation (ISF) and the Asia Pacific Seed Association (APSA).

The ASF strives to deliver Sustainability, Leadership, Integrity and Collaboration on key issues including climate change adaptation, world food security, technological developments, trade, and the growth in productivity of Australian and international agriculture, through the delivery and supply of new and improved commodities and services to the market.

ASF Vision

A seed industry that drives productivity and sustainability in Australia and the world.

ASF Mission

To maintain and protect the sustainability of ASF members and the industry it represents through leadership, integrity, and collaboration.

ASF Strategic Plan 2019-2024

The ASF is pleased to provide our 5-year strategic plan which includes our Core Values, Key Deliverables and Structure of the Federation.

Please click on – ASF Strategic Plan 2019-2024

ASF Board of Directors

President (Mr Michael Leader)

Vice President (Mr Tim Pepper)

Vice President (Ms Rowena Petrie)

Immediate Past President (Mr Steve Brill)

ASF Policy Council

Mr Brent Lagana (Chair of the Northern Region)

Mr James Whiteley (Chair of the Eastern Region)

Mr Ashley Fraser (Chair of the South Eastern Region)

Mr Craig Myall (Chair of the Southern Region)

Vacant – TBA (Chair of the Western Region)

ASF Working Groups

Horticulture Working Group (Mr Jamie Roylance)

Science & Technology Working Group (Mr Peter Johnson)

Supply Working Group (Mr Anthony Black)

Market Access Working Group (TBA)

Communication Working Group (TBA)

Turf and Lawn Seed Working Group (Mr Mick Ahearn)

Temperate Grass Seed Producers Group (Mr Robert Mizzeni)

ASF Contacts

Mr Osman Mewett
General Manager

Ms Alysha Lockley
Business Services Manager

For more information please contact the Australian Seed Federation on 02 6282 6822 or enquiry@asf.asn.au.

Position Statement

– Biotechnology

The ASF supports choice in relation to crop biotechnology provided that the choice is based on sound science and respects the rights of others to also choose.

– Glyphosate

The ASF supports access to all approved agricultural chemicals. This includes support for the global consensus of science-based regulatory agencies, including the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA), that approved products containing glyphosate can continue to be used safely according to label directions.