The National Seed Health System (NSHS) Administration Unit at the Iowa State University (ISU) Seed Science Center (SSC) is happy to announce the addition of Kelly Iverson to the NSHS team. Kelly will be taking over the role of Program Coordinator within the unit. Her responsibilities include coordinating the NSHS accreditation and auditing activities, acting as liaison with applicants and accreditees, and supporting our collaboration with the USDA-APHIS on the development and implementation of the ReFreSH (Regulatory Framework for Seed Health) program, among other duties.
“I can't wait to broaden my knowledge into seed health and get an understanding of seed health testing in the lab,” Kelly said. “I have experience performing phytosanitary field inspections and want to expand my knowledge further in that area as well.”
Kelly has an Agronomy degree from ISU and comes to us from the Iowa Crop Improvement Association, where she served as their Program Coordinator. She has a great love for agriculture and the seed industry and has done everything from walking soybeans, detasseling corn, cross-pollinating soybeans, prairie flower production, and seed certification.
Kelly is excited about learning a new facet of the seed industry, along with meeting and working with new people at the SSC. The faculty and staff of the SSC look forward to learning from her unique experience too.
“I bring ISO 9001 experience with me , so if anyone ever wants to talk document control or quality management systems, I'm your person,” says Kelly.
Kelly has made her home in Ankeny, IA, since 2007 with her husband, 10-year-old daughter, and two dogs. In her spare time, she enjoys baking desserts and spending time outside with her family.
Kelly’s adventure at the ISU Seed Science Center begins on July 27, 2020. Please join us in welcoming her to the NSHS team.