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Misra Receives Outstanding Achievement in International Agriculture Award

By Megan Lutz, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Communications Service

"I like seeds... in each one of them is that urge of life waiting to express itself," said Manjit Misra, the director of the Seed Science Center. "They're so tiny but they are a powerhouse."

Misra is originally from India and in 1971 moved to Missouri where he "got two degrees and met his wife." He has been at Iowa State since 1979 and is receiving the Outstanding Achievement in International Agriculture Award.

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, 2017. The group from Jilin, China, traveled to Iowa State to study about agriculture, seed science, and the seed industry.

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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