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Learn how weather effects seed with Dr. Susana Goggi

Seed Physiology and the Environment is a course offered by Iowa State University that provides a learning opportunity for those with experience in the field. This opportunity to study with a renowned professor is presented in online environment using recorded lectures, discussion, and activities that reinforce the concepts of seed physiology.

Seed Conditioning and Quality Testing Workshops are Back and In-Person

Iowa State University is once again offering a series of workshops on seed conditioning and quality testing procedures this summer.  The workshop dates are rapidly approaching, so we are sending this brief reminder in the event either you or a co-worker might be interested in the program.  These are small group sessions that feature a mix of classroom and “hands on” equipment operation in our pilot plant at t

Eleven CALS Students Awarded Seed Scholarships

AMES, IA – Twelve scholarships were given to Eleven Iowa State University (ISU) College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) students at the 2022 Iowa Agribusiness Showcase and Conference on February 9, in Des Moines, Iowa.  Nine Iowa Seed Association (ISA) Scholarships of $1,000 each were awarded.

The SSC Welcomes Calli Sandahl to the Team

    When it comes to tackling problems, Iowa State University (ISU) Seed Science Center(SSC) Marketing Specialist l Calli Sandahl doesn’t give up until she finds a solution.  She says that is one of her strongest assets.  Calli, who graduated from ISU in 2015 with two bachelor’s degrees in Communications Studies and Speech Communications and Rhetoric began her career at the SSC on September 20, 2021.

ISU plays an integral role in training seed experts globally

AMES, Ia – University classes are typically scheduled during the day and evening hours.  So, if you think about staying up until one o’clock in the morning, a college lecture on seed conditioning is probably not what you envision.   But when you are called upon to train seed professionals from all over the globe, sometimes your schedule isn’t nine to five.

SSC Student Worker Named Udall Scholar

AMES, Ia. –  A student well-known at the Iowa State University (ISU) Seed Science Center (SSC) has been awarded a prestigious Udall Scholarship.   Nolan Monaghan has worked in the Seed Lab Dividing Room conducting purity analyses on seed samples for the past two semesters.

SSC Awards Record Number of Scholarships

AMES, IA – The Iowa State University (ISU) Seed Science Center (SSC) and Iowa Seed Association (ISA) awarded 16 scholarships to 15 students this week at the annual Agribusiness Showcase and Conference.

SSC and ISA to award 15 scholarships; Hope to help students facing COVID related financial hardships

The Iowa State University (ISU) Seed Science Center (SSC) and Iowa Seed Association (ISA) are accepting applications for 15 scholarships, which is an increase in the number of awards from previous years.  Twelve ISA scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded along with the $1,000 Bill Latham Memorial Scholarship and the $1,000 Lisa Shepherd Jenkins Memorial Scholarship.  The Manjit Misra Outstanding

Staff Spotlight: Lori Youngberg

Lori YoungbergLori Youngberg is more than your average graduate program coordinator, she is an advocate and a friend for the Seed Technology and Business (STB) students who gets personal satisfaction out of helping them achieve their educational goals and dreams. Lori goes out of her way to make sure her students feel like part of the Cyclone family, even though they are learning online.  

ISU Researchers Receive $100,000 USDA Grant to Help Organic Farmers

Big Data in a BoxSales of certified organic goods have more than doubled since 2011, yet it remains difficult for a conventional farmer to transition to organic farming due to onerous government regulations, record keeping requirements, certification rules, and fees.  It is a problem a group of Iowa State University (ISU) researchers would like to solve for small and mid-sized farms to help them become more competit

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