Adaptive Plan 2021 – 2025

CAST Adaptive Plan and Road Map 2020

Our Mission CAST convenes and coordinates networks of experts to assemble, interpret, and communicate credible, unbiased, science-based information to policymakers, the media, the private sector, and the public.
Our Vision A world where decision making related to agriculture, food, and natural resources is based on credible information developed through reason, science, and consensus building.
Who We Are CAST is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization with a membership composed of scientific and professional societies, universities, companies, nonprofits, libraries, and individuals. CAST’s Board of Representatives is composed of representatives of the scientific societies, commercial companies, nonprofit or trade organizations, and universities.
Who We Serve CAST serves policymakers, the media, the private sector, and the general public through its delivery of credible, unbiased, science-based information related to agricultural science and technology.
Our Programs and Services

CAST fulfills its mission through publications, projects, and sponsored activities designed to communicate the latest scientific research on food and agricultural issues to the nonscientist.

The primary work of CAST is the publication of papers highly regarded as a source of science-based information written and reviewed by scientists and subject experts from many disciplines.

CAST distributes this information widely through the following:

  • Free online resources–website, blog, videos, and social media
  • Friday Notes–CAST’s weekly e-newsletter for members featuring lead articles on timely ag topics and live links to current ag news items
  • Live webinars
  • Briefings to legislative and government personnel in Washington, D.C.
Our Goals
  1. Produce quality and relevant information in a timely manner for our stakeholders.
  2. Strengthen our communication with stakeholders through social media and other means.
  3. Maximize the value of our products to our stakeholders.
  4. Build a strong financial base for the long-term stability of CAST.


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.