Subscriber Memberships

Educating the next generation is important to your university and CAST has the resources available to help in an affordable, convenient, and easy to administer program. CAST’s Subscriber Membership provides libraries and other reference institutions excellent agricultural resources for their students, faculty, and staff through CAST’s respected publications.

View current CAST Subscriber Members.

Subscriber Benefits

Current Publications

  • With every publication release, CAST sends your library a printed copy of new Issue Papers, Special Publications, and Task Force Reports. This will strengthen and expand your library’s physical collection of credible science-based agricultural information on topics such as animal sciences, bioenergy and biofuels, crop and soil sciences, the environment, and food safety and security.
  • Commentaries and Ag quickCASTs are available as free downloads from the CAST website at These brief, highly focused documents provide timely information on “hot topics” in agriculture, in user-friendly language.

Reference Publications

  • As a new subscriber member, your library will receive a CAST Reference Collection.” This includes more than three dozen CAST publications relating to all fields of agriculture, in the form of CAST Task Force Reports, Special Publications, and Issue Papers (over $300 in value).

Recognition of Your Support

  • Your organization is recognized on the CAST website and 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.

Subscriber Contribution Requirements

Subscriptions for the calendar year:     $200

Subscriber Membership Information and Application

For more information regarding membership, please contact our membership department at 515-292-2125.

Help Support CAST

Your donation to CAST helps support the CAST mission of communicating science to meet the challenge of producing enough food, fiber and fuel for a growing population. Every gift, no matter the size, is appreciated.