Seed News

Dr. Steven Harris appointed interim director of ISU Seed Science Center

Ames, IA— Dr. Daniel Robison, Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, has announced the appointment of Dr. Steven Harris as interim director of the Seed Science Center. Dr. Harris, who concurrently chairs ISU’s Plant Pathology, Entomology, and Microbiology department, brings a wealth of experience and a forward-thinking vision to his new role. Read more about Dr. Steven Harris appointed interim director of ISU Seed Science Center

ISU Seed Science Center Partners with USDA Foreign Agricultural Service to host seed systems seminar-workshop in Africa

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University’s (ISU) Seed Science Center (SSC) is collaborating with USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) to host a seminar-workshop aimed at advancing the seed systems of countries in East and West Africa. Scheduled for the third week of August, the event will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Read more about ISU Seed Science Center Partners with USDA Foreign Agricultural Service to host seed systems seminar-workshop in Africa

Seed science researcher hopes to use back-to-back grants to help farmers improve their crops and increase their paychecks

An Iowa State University Seed Science Center researcher has received back-to-back grants totaling close to $225,000 from the Iowa Soybean Research Center.  Dr. Silvina Arias will use the funding to study two completely different issues with soybeans in an effort to promote sustainable and resilient cropping systems. Read more about Seed science researcher hopes to use back-to-back grants to help farmers improve their crops and increase their paychecks

After a career spanning over four decades, retirement is on the horizon for Stahr

It was November 1979 when seed scientist and erstwhile Seed Science Center director Dr. Leroy Everson hired the current manager of Iowa State University’s Seed Laboratory, Michael “Mike” Stahr, as a student seed analyst. Little did he know that this undergraduate adventure would lead to a career that would span nearly 45 years. Read more about After a career spanning over four decades, retirement is on the horizon for Stahr

Newly appointed NIFA Director to make a campus call

AMES, Iowa – Dr. Manjit K. Misra, newly appointed director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), returns to Ames, Iowa for a visit after assuming his new role last May. He will be guest of honor at a luncheon and open house at Iowa State University’s (ISU) Seed Science Center (SSC) on Tuesday, August 15, from noon-3 pm. Read more about Newly appointed NIFA Director to make a campus call

ISA and SSC award 12 scholarships to students with a passion for seed science

AMES, IA – The Iowa State University (ISU) Seed Science Center (SSC) and Iowa Seed Association (ISA) awarded 12 scholarships to 11 students this week at the annual Agribusiness Showcase and Conference.  The awards included ten ISA scholarships of $1,000 each, the $1,000 Bill Latham Memorial Scholarship and the $1,000 Lisa Shepherd Jenkins Memorial Scholarship and the $500 Manjit Misra Outstanding S Read more about ISA and SSC award 12 scholarships to students with a passion for seed science

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