Short Course 2018-07-17T19:50:23+00:00
Seed Technology and Business

Short Courses

“This short course was a great overview of the science behind the process of parent seed and the journey it takes to get to the farmer. The amount of valuable information I received in a short week was well worth it!” – Seed Science & Technology

Anna Rief, DuPont Pioneer

“Outstanding professional development opportunity for anyone entering the seed industry or associated business.” – Seed Science & Technology

Charles Morris, BASF Ag Solutions

“A well-designed course that gives great insight on the state of the industry and background on how our business runs.” – Seed Business Management

Colin Connor, Monsanto

“Fantastic overview of the seed industry! Presenters were very knowledgeable and personable.” – Seed Science & Technology

Katelyn Lichte, DuPont Pioneer

“This short course was wonderful in giving me an overall view of the science behind the scenes and how it impacts my role in the seed industry. It has a lot of great information that was presented in a relevant way.” – Seed Science & Technology

Sarah Schalm, DuPont Pioneer

“Great course, especially for those just entering the seed industry. Gives a detailed overview of product conception to bag.” – Seed Science & Technology

“Wealth of information to help understand the different aspects of the seed industry.” – Seed Science & Technology

Mark Streenz, DuPont Pioneer

“The instructors are extremely knowledgeable in the seed industry and were able to provide thought-provoking insights and discussions.” – Seed Business Management

Katelyn Lichte, DuPont Pioneer

Hands-on Learning. Outstanding Seed Technology and Business (STB) faculty from Iowa State University along with seed industry experts are ready to share their knowledge and experience with you by developing two short courses designed for the seed industry professional. Hands-on demonstrations, case studies, discussion sessions, guest speakers, and a local seed industry tour are all part of the educational experience. The STB Short Courses will be held in the Seed Science Center (SSC) on the beautiful Iowa State University campus. The SSC houses the most comprehensive public seed testing laboratory in the world and is recognized globally as a leader in seed research and education.

The Seed Science & Technology short course and the Seed Business Management short course are designed to work together to provide a comprehensive picture of the seed industry. Participants are encouraged to register for both the Seed Science & Technology session in November 2018 and the Seed Business Management session in February 2019 for a reduced fee. However, single session registration is available.

Meet Your Instructors

Gary Munkvold, PhD
Iowa State University
Professor, Plant Pathology
STB Short Course & Grad Program Director

Dave Langer, MS
Research Management

Jim Summers, PhD
Iowa State University
Associate Professor, Management

Jose Rosa, PhD
Iowa State University
Professor, Marketing

Bobby Martens, PhD
Iowa State University
Associate Professor
Supply Chain Management

Greg Lamka, PhD
Iowa State University
Dupont - Pioneer

Stephen Smith, PhD
Iowa State University
Affiliate Professor, Agronomy

Travis Sapp, PhD
Iowa State University
Associate Professor, Finance

Sam DeMarie, PhD
Iowa State University
Associate Professor, Management

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Susana Goggi, PhD
Iowa State University
Professor, Seed Physiology

Alan Gaul, MS
Iowa State University
Seed Conditioning Specialist

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Seed Science & Technology
Seed Business Management
Short Course Instructors
Registration Fees & Policies
Participant Information

Short Course Dates

Seed Science & Technology
November 05 – 09, 2018

Seed Business Management
February 04 – 08, 2019

Registration Fee

$3,850/person – both courses
$2,550/person – either course
Cancellation & Minimum Attendance Policy


Seed Science Center
Iowa State University
2115 Osborn Drive
Ames, Iowa 50011


Please contact:
Cindy Robertson
STB Short Course Coordinator

Educational Credit

You can earn CEU and CCA credit at this program.


Previous Short Courses

February 2018
November 2017