Individual Memberships

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.

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Individual Membership Benefits

Friday Notes—CAST’s weekly signature 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.

Publications and Resources. 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. 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.

Recognition of your support. Your membership is recognized 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.

Member Levels and Contribution Requirements

Lifetime:  $2,500 one-time contribution or a 5 year pledge of $500 / year

Millennium Club: $1,000 / calendar year

President’s Club: $500 / calendar year

Friends of CAST: $250 / calendar year

Individual: $100 / calendar year

Retired: $60 / calendar year

Young Professional: $35 / calendar year

Student: FREE

For more information regarding membership or questions on membership renewal, 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.