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Training Opportunities at the Seed Science Center

For more than 100 years, the Seed Lab and the Seed Science Center at Iowa State University has provided training for seed industry professionals by hosting short courses 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.

2019 Seed Conditioning Workshop Card

2019 Seed Analyst Short Course and Tetrazolium Workshop Card

2019 & 2020 Seed Technology & Business Short Course Card

Seed Conditioning Workshops:

Seed Analyst Short Course:

Purity Week of the Short Course: January 27-30, 2020

Germination Week of the Short Course: April 27-30, 2020

Tetrazolium Workshop:

Tetrazolium Workshop: TBA

Society of Commercial Seed Technologists (SCST) Super Workshop (Future Date: Likely to be February 2020)

Graduate Program in Seed Technology and Business Short Courses

Seed Science & Technology: Nov 4-8, 2019

Seed Business Management: April 6-10, 2020