Individual Members

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CAST Membership

 Where do you turn for credible and timely scientific information on such important agricultural issues as food science and safety, animal and plant agriculture, and the environment?

 CAST's sole purpose is to be that resource for you. Our vital mission, made possible through our loyal members, is “to assemble, interpret, and communicate credible science-based information”—all objectively written and peer-reviewed by scientists and other professionals from a variety of disciplines.

Specifically, CAST addresses issues of animal sciences, food sciences and agricultural technology, plant and soil sciences, and plant protection sciences. It’s then made available regionally, nationally, and internationally, so that everyone can access it—from legislators, regulators and policymakers, to the general public, the private sector, and the media.

That’s the invaluable service you would be supporting as a member of CAST. Then here is a list of the excellent benefits you receive through your CAST membership throughout the year. 

Benefits of Membership

Friday Notes—CAST’s weekly signature electronic newsletters.  Each issue features lead articles on timely ag topics; dozens of live links to current ag news items; congressional updates; advance notices on CAST’s publications and activities; and more.

Publications. With every publication release, you may request one free printed copy of new Issue Papers, Special Publications, and Task Force Reports. Commentaries and Ag quickCASTs are available as free downloads from the CAST website.

“Members Only” web access.  This gives you the ability to download the full text of all CAST publications for free and also access archived issues of past Friday Notes.

Recognition of your support. Your membership is recognized in the CAST Annual Report.

CAST is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Therefore, your membership contribution may qualify as a charitable contribution under IRS guidelines.

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Member Levels and Contribution Requirements

Lifetime Member

$2,500 one-time contribution or a 5 year pledge of $500 / year

Millennium Member $1,000 / calendar year
President's Club $500 / calendar year
Friends of CAST $250 / calendar year
Individual Member $100 / calendar year
Retired Member $60 / calendar year

Student Member

FREE (Please provide a student .edu email address to verify student membership eligibility.)

For more information regarding membership or questions on membership renewal, please contact our membership department at 515-292-2125 ext 224.