About Us

Headquarters OfficeThe Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) is a progressive international scientific society that fosters the mission of plant science for a better world. Based in Madison, WI, and founded in 1956, CSSA is the professional home for 5,000+ members dedicated to advancing the field of crop science. Society members are dedicated to the conservation and wise use of natural resources to produce food, feed, fiber, fuel, and pharmaceutical crops while maintaining and improving the environment.

CSSA supports its members by providing peer-reviewed publications through the Digital Library, educational programs, scientific meetings, recognition and awards, career services, student activities, and science policy initiatives via a Washington, DC office.

Because of their common interests, CSSA, the American Society of Agronomy, and the Soil Science Society of America share a working relationship. Each organization is autonomous with its own bylaws and governing boards of directors.

CSSA Information


Society Officers: Crop Science Society of America


E. Charles Brummer Mike Grusak Mark Westgate

E. Charles Brummer

Past President
Michael A.Grusak

Mark E. Westgate

Chief Executive Officer
Ellen G.M. Bergfeld