Membership will be open to all crop scientists (either through a professional society or direct as an individual) and Corporations or Organizations (sponsoring agencies). A strong goal is to have the membership available to individuals in developing countries at low or no cost. The infrastructure of the Society will be very light, depend on electronic communications and web sites, and will function to communicate and facilitate. Some focused member services are contemplated, but they will not duplicate or compete with member services provided by in-country professional societies. The central goals are to provide an effective and efficient communication mechanism and coordinating role among societies and crop scientists.