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American Sesame Growers Association

 

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ASGA Membership

The American Sesame Growers Association is an organization with members from both farming and industry. One of the major goals of the ASGA is to inform the public and our government that we have an alternative crop that is now grown and used here in the United States. We want them to know that we are a small industry with big aspirations and plenty of opportunities to grow. We are all about "US grown sesame."

If you have grown or are considering growing sesame or are involved in our industry, we invite you to join us now as a member.

The ASGA provides growers and industry a voice in the development of sesame in the US and in the development of US farm policies affecting sesame.

Please click here to download a PDF version of our Application Form. (You will need Adobe Reader to view this document. This software is free and can be downloaded at www.adobe.com.)

Please mail the form and your check to:
American Sesame Growers Association
4308 Centergate Street
San Antonio, TX 78217

If you have any questions please call us at: (210) 590-3352

TYPES OF MEMBERSHIPS (from the bylaws)

Producer Members This group shall include domestic growers who are involved in farming and who are currently growing sesame and/or who have grown sesame in the past. Producer members are entitled to vote, sit on Association committees, and be represented on the Association Board of Directors. Dues are $10 for an annual membership or $100 for a Life membership.

Associate Producer Members This group shall include domestic growers who are actively involved in farming and who are not currently growing sesame nor have grown sesame in the past but who are considering growing sesame in the future.Associate Producer members are not entitled to vote, sit on Association committees or be represented on the Association Board of Directors. As soon as an Associate Producer Member begins growing sesame, the membership changes to that of a Producer Member. Dues are $10 for an annual membership or $100 for a Life membership.

Industry Members This group shall include any domestic business, organization or agency, or individuals of U.S. residence, which have an interest in sesame and the betterment of the sesame industry. Industry members are entitled to vote, sit on Association committees, and be represented on the Association Board of Directors. Dues are $2,500 for an annual membership.

Associate Members This group shall include any domestic or foreign business, organization or agency, or individual, which has an interest in sesame and who would like to maintain communication with the Association. Associate members are not entitled to vote, sit on Association committees, or be represented on the Association Board of Directors. Dues are $500 for an annual business membership or $50 for an annual individual membership.

Contributory Members Domestic or foreign businesses, organization, agencies or individuals may contribute financially to the Association. Contributions may be designated for promotion, government relations or market development. Contributory members are not entitled to vote, sit on Association committees, or be represented on the Association Board of Directors.

Honorary Members Persons who have rendered or may render distinctive service to the Association or the development of the sesame industry may, on recommendation of the Board of Directors, be elected Honorary Members for life and shall not be required to pay dues, but shall be entitled to all membership privileges in the Association except voting rights.