Canadian Seed Trade Association Honourary Membership



CSTA Honours Tim Tregunno

Tregunno Family

Ottawa, Thursday July 19, 2012– The Canadian Seed Trade Association honoured the career and dedication of Tim Tregunno  this week  by presenting his family with CSTA Honourary Membership award on his behalf.  The CSTA’s Honourary Membership award is presented  to an individual, in honour of his/her significant volunteer contribution to the Canadian seed trade and to the Canadian Seed Trade Association.

The Tregunno family owns and operates Halifax Seed.   Halifax Seed is Canada’s oldest, continuously operated; family-owned seed company in Canada, and has been a long time contributor to the Canadian Seed Trade Association.

Tim Tregunno was the second generation Tregunno to participate at the CSTA. He joined the CSTA  Board of Directors in 1997, and was elected to the Executive Committee in 2001.  Tim served as CSTA’s President in 2003-04.

As CSTA President, Tim helped to guide the Association through a complicated and difficult court challenge that went all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada.   The win at the Supreme Court was a win for agricultural innovation.   One could say that it helped to set the very positive and proactive approach of the CSTA for years to come.

Tim was also a key driver of the CSTA Garden Seed and Organic Committee and was a consistently reliable source of information, advice and guidance on the complicated issues facing the garden seed and organic sectors. The CSTA Board of Directors recognized Tim’s contribution to the Association and the seed industry earlier this year, by voting unanimously to award the CSTA Honourary Membership Award to him.

The award was presented to the Tregunno family at the awards celebration at the CSTA’s 89th Annual Meeting in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

For More Information:     Patty Townsend, CEO, Canadian Seed Trade Association, 613-829-9527


Headquartered in the nation’s capital, the Canadian Seed Trade Association (CSTA) represents the interests of 130 corporate members engaged in all aspects of seed research, production and marketing, both domestically and internationally.