Student Membership

As a CAST member, you can help CAST to address some of the most important issues that impact our planet, such as how to feed the world’s population; water and soil conservation; leading land use practices; and animal, food, and environmental science. This is accomplished through credible science-based publications, online resources, and videos that are written and supported by scientists, economists, legal experts, and other professionals, then made available to a wide audience.

View current CAST Members.

Student Membership

Student membership is free and available to those currently enrolled as a full-time student (according to your educational institution’s policy) at an accredited college or university. A student member must provide an educational (.edu) email address or proof of full-time enrollment status to verify student membership eligibility.

The “Young Professional” membership is available to individuals who were enrolled as full-time students (according to your educational institution’s policy) at an accredited college or university and have graduated within the last two years. A Young Professional member must provide proof of eligibility.

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;  advance notices on CAST’s publications and activities; and more. These brief, highly focused documents provide timely information on “hot topics” in agriculture, in user-friendly language. You will also have online access to all CAST publications and archived issues of Friday Notes.

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.

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

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

Start your CAST student membership today!

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.