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2017 Summer Workshops and Short Courses

Seed Conditioning Specialist Alan Gaul and Seed Lab Manager Mike Stahr facilitate Seed Science Center short courses and workshops for seed industry professionals around the world each year from April through August.
This year a total of 12 workshops and two short courses covered topics from seed testing and cleaning, to gravity separation, color sorting, and seed treatment.

Center Provides Training for Scientists from China’s Jilin Academy of Agricultural Sciences

China Group

Seed Science Center Scientist and Senior Engineer Yuh-Yuan Shyy hosted a delegation of 12 senior scientists from the Jilin Academy of Agricultural Sciences (JAAS) in Ames August 7-25. The group from Jilin, China, traveled to Iowa State to study about agriculture, seed science, and the seed industry.

SARI Core of Excellence Launch Meeting Held in Ghana

A Core of Excellence Launch Meeting was held July 13 at the Savanna Agricultural Research Institute (SARI) in Nyankpala, Ghana.

During the event, ISU signed an agreement with the SARI to improve the research and infrastructure facilities at the Institute as a means to improve productivity and profitability of smallholder agriculture in the Northern Ghana region. The USAID provided $5.5 million funding for the project.

Munkvold Named APS Fellow

Gary MunkvoldThe American Phytopathological Society (APS) named Plant Pathology and Microbiology Professor Gary Munkvold a Fellow at their 2017 Annual Meeting in San Antonio in August.  The award recognizes individuals for distinguished contributions to plant pathology or to the APS.

Iowa State University Graduate Program Marks a Decade of Delivering Online Education to Seed Industry Professionals

Ames, IA (July 20, 2017) — The online Graduate Program in Seed Technology and Business (STB) at Iowa State University (ISU) will celebrate 10 years of delivering online education to seed industry professionals this year. To commemorate this milestone the program will be rolling out several initiatives in the coming years, including a football tailgate party this fall to be held before an Iowa State Cyclones football game.

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