Two individuals viewing seed conditioning equipment


Training Opportunities

For more than 42 years, the Seed Science Center at Iowa State University has provided training for seed industry professionals by hosting shortcourses and workshops.  Each April through August Seed Conditioning Specialist Alan Gaul and Seed Lab Manager Mike Stahr facilitate workshops covering topics ranging from seed testing and cleaning, to gravity separation, color sorting, and seed treatment. 

Regularly scheduled courses in seed conditioning and seed analysis, as well as periodic workshops in testing for genetic traits and seed health are available.

2017 Seed Analyst Short Course Brochure2017 ISU Seed Conditioning Workshop Card

2017 Seed Conditioning Workshop Brochure

2017 Seed Analyst/Quality Evaluation Workshop Brochure 

2017 Seed Conditioning Workshop Card

Seed Science Center Workshops

Seed Conditioning Workshops

Seed Analyst/Quality Evaluation Workshops

Society of Commercial Seed Technologists (SCST) Super Workshop (Will not be held in 2017)


Graduate Program in Seed Technology and Business Two-Part Short Course
(Nov 6-10, 2017 & Feb 5-9, 2018)