Keynote Speaker Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, praised the Government of Andhra Pradesh for its efforts to enhance agricultural technology for smallholders during the AP AgTech Summit 2017 held November 15 - 17 in Visakhapatnam, India.
Seed Science Center Director Manjit Misra and Global Program Leader Dileepkumar Guntuku represented Iowa State University at a "Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony" held October 9, 2017, in Thangadancha Village, located in Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, India.
In October 2017, Seed Science Center Scientist and Senior Engineer Yuh-Yuan Shyy was named a Tenured Honorary Professor by the Jilin Academy of Agricultural Sciences (JAAS) located in Jilin, China.
(Commentary by Seed lab Manager, Mike Stahr)
October 19, 2017
AMES, Iowa – An Iowa State University sophomore studying agronomy and global resource systems is the 2017 recipient of an endowed scholarship honoring global food security advocate David Lambert.
Agronomy Professor Susana Goggi was promoted to Professor in July 2017. Goggi has served the Agronomy Department and the Seed Science Center for 17 years.
Iowa Seed & Biosafety News —10/01/17
The National Genetics Resources Advisory Council (NGRAC) met in Kansas City in July.
Seed Science Center Manjit Misra has served as chair of the council since being appointed by former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack in 2012. His second term ends in 2017.
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.
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.
A Core of Excellence Launch Meeting was held July 13 at the Savanna Agricultural Research Institute (SARI) in Nyankpala, Ghana.
ISU’s Sergio Lence and Seed Science Center faculty members are partnering with Chemonics, as part of USAID’s Ghana Agriculture Policy Support Project. The team is working to improve agricultural policy making, policy analysis, and policy implementation to benefit subsistence farmers in Ghana.
In early 2017, Seed Science Center Director Manjit Misra commissioned educational video production company Pierce-Mill Entertainment and Education, LLC, to shoot a documentary on the topic of seed.
The 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.
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.
Seed Science Center visiting scientist Stephen Smith earned one of the American Seed Trade Association's (ASTA) most prestigious awards June 23, 2017, during their summer meeting. Smith was named recipient of the Association's Lifetime Honorary Member Award.
Indian Chief Minister Visits Iowa State University To Launch Seed Research Project
AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University has signed an agreement to partner with the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh to create a seed research center.
AMES, Iowa—The Seed Science Center at Iowa State University honored one of the seed industry’s greatest champions, Owen J. Newlin, with a Distinguished Lifetime Achievement and Service Award for Seed Science, Technology and Systems.
The first recipient of the Lisa Shepherd Jenkins Memorial Scholarship was recognized February 15 during the 2017 Iowa Seed Association (ISA) Scholarship Awards Ce
This year, 10 Iowa State University Scholarship recipients were honored February 15 during the 2017 Iowa Seed Association Scholarship Awards Ceremony held in conjunction with the Agribusiness Showcase & Conference in Des Moines.