Iowa State Offers Free Week Of Seminars On Seed Technology


The Graduate Program in Seed Technology and Business (STB), housed at the Iowa State University (ISU) Seed Science Center (SSC), is offering a week of free webinars addressing current special topics in seed industry business and management.

“We’re very excited to offer this year’s Seed Business Management webinar series again,” says Lori Youngberg, STB Program Coordinator. “We worked with our industry experts to ensure we’re discussing hot topics those in the seed sector will find valuable.”

The week of webinars is available free of charge to anyone interested in participating. Seed industry professionals and anyone interested in learning more about what is going on in the industry are encouraged to register.

Topics for this year’s Seed Business Management webinar series include:

Treated Seed Policy in Transition presented by Pat Miller, Director of State Affairs at American Seed Trade Association (ASTA)

The Biologicals Use Case for Agriculture: Meeting Farmer Needs and Societal Expectations presented by Dr. Keri Carstens, Chief Executive Officer of Jord BioScience, and Dr. Alex Cochran, Chief Technology Officer of DPH Biologicals

Seed Exports in 2022 presented by Dr. Tracy Bruns, Plant Protection and Quarantine as a Commodity Specialist for Seeds at United State Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS)

Advanced Breeding Tools for Controlled Environment Agriculture presented by Dr. John Purcell, Chief Strategy Officer of Unfold Bio

Supply Chain Management: Challenges with Logistics and Transportation in Agriculture presented by Dr. Bobby Martens, Associate Professor at Iowa State University Department of Economics

The webinars will take place daily at 12:00 noon CSDT from April 17-21, 2023. To register or learn more visit Attendees need to only register once to receive access to the full week of webinars.

About the Seed Science Center:

The Seed Science Center at Iowa State University is a center of excellence nationally and internationally in seed research, education, technology transfer and international seed programs.

About the Graduate Program in Seed Technology and Business:

The Seed Technology and Business Graduate Program at Iowa State University is an exclusively online-only graduate program focused on preparing students for seed-related management roles. The program is designed specifically for professionals working in the sed sector and aims to offer fresh perspectives on how seed delivers values to users and society.