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Marty Mitchell Outstanding Service Award

The 2022 inaugural recipient of the Marty Mitchell Outstanding Service Award is Greg Sommerville. The Executive Committee developed this award to acknowledge an ASTA volunteer who has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to volunteerism and to the success of the association. ASTA developed this new award in memory of Marty Mitchell, who passed away peacefully on […]

Sign Up to Exhibit at ASTA’s 2022 Annual Meeting in Miami

Interested exhibitors can now reserve a tabletop at ASTA’s upcoming Annual Meeting & Exhibits. We hope you use this opportunity to create connections with ASTA members. Information on rates, exhibit hours, and how to purchase your space can be found here. We will share more information about ASTA’s Miami meeting, including the program schedule, registration guidelines, and hotel details, in […]

Register for January 2022 Crop Reports

The Quarterly Crop Reports are designed to align with growing and harvesting times to allow for more timely updates on what is happening with the different spice crops of interest to members. January reports will be presented January 12, 2022 at 10 am ET. The January line-up includes: Supply Chain Disruption Update (Peter Shah, Harris […]

Now Accepting Applications for the 2022 Susan L. Abbott Memorial Scholarship

The 2022 Susan L. Abbott Memorial Scholarship is now accepting student applications and donations to support the scholarship fund. Donations from our member companies are what powers the scholarship program and gives ASTA the opportunity to award multiple scholarships each year. If you are interested in supporting the scholarship fund, please email [email protected] To promote the scholarship to […]

Connect ASTA: Chicago

Join ASTA in Chicago this December for an exciting networking opportunity and progressive dinner. Participants will visit three different restaurants to enjoy an evening of hors d’oeuvres, entrees, desserts, and drinks, all while socializing and connecting with industry colleagues. DetailsTuesday, December 7, 20215:00pm – 8:30pm Registration InformationIncludes dinner, two drinks, and transportation during the event. […]

Support the Ocean Shipping Reform Act

The ASTA Supply Chain Task Force has been evaluating ways that we can support broader industry efforts to alleviate the ongoing supply chain crisis. ASTA has joined a coalition pushing for the passage of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act, legislation intended to provide relief to U.S. importers. Show your support for the passage of the legislation by taking […]

FASTA Nashville Pedal Tavern Tour

Join the Membership Committee on October 12, 2021 from 9:00pm to 11:00pm for a post-dinner event out on the town in Nashville.  This exciting event brings the young – and young-at-heart – professionals together for networking. Hop on the Pedal Tavern with ASTA colleagues or make new acquaintances while exploring Nashville’s vibrant downtown Broadway area. […]

FASTA Sponsorship Opportunities

The FASTA event offers ASTA members a variety of advertising and sponsorship opportunities to gain exposure for your company while supporting the event and promoting the interests of ASTA. FASTA sponsorship opportunities are available exclusively to ASTA members. To view options and secure a sponsorship today, click here.

Larry Lichter Reelected President of the American Spice Trade Association

Larry Lichter, Vice President of Global Quality & Food Safety at McCormick & Company, has been reelected as President of the ASTA Board of Directors. His leadership has been instrumental in increasing ASTA’s value to our members and the spice industry through expanded online educational opportunities and continued advocacy efforts during the pandemic. This year, ASTA […]