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.

2018 Seed Analyst Short Course and Tetrazolium Workshop Card

2018 Seed Conditioning Workshop Card


Seed Science Center Workshops

Seed Conditioning Workshops

Seed Analyst Short Course
Seed Quality Determination Workshop

Germination Week of the Short Course: April 23-26, 2018
Purity Week of the Short Course: April 30 - May 3, 2018
Seed Quality Workshop: August 14 - 16, 2018

Society of Commercial Seed Technologists (SCST) Super Workshop (Will be held February 12 - 15, 2018)


Graduate Program in Seed Technology and Business Two-Part Short Course
(Nov 5-9, 2018 & Feb 4-8, 2019)