STB Graduate Outcomes

We recently conducted a student alumni survey to help us quantify the benefits and graduate outcomes of the Graduate Program in Seed Technology & Business. We were very pleased with the results and want to share them with you!

At the time the survey was conducted we had 90 graduates of our degree programs which includes our Master of Science degree in Seed Technology & Business, along with our graduate certificates in Seed Science & Technology and Seed Business Management. With a response rate of 48%, this is what our alumni had to say about the impact of our program:

STB Alumni Survey Responses:


Said the STB program benefitted them professionally


Either already have or will recommend the STB program to people working in the seed industry.


Felt they were considered more favorably for a promotion after graduating

“The connection between science and business is fascinating. One gets to understand the current innovations and concepts in the global seed industry and their current and future application to feed the growing world population.”

-STB Graduate

STB Student & Alumni Job Titles:

  • Agronomist
  • Agronomy Manager
  • Assistant Location Manager
  • CEO, President
  • Database Administrator and Quality Manager
  • Digital Technology Manager
  • Eastern Region Trialing Lead
  • Field Assistant
  • Field Operations Manager
  • Field Representative
  • Field Sales Agronomist
  • Field Testing Lead
  • Formulation Specialist 2
  • Foundation Seed Manager
  • Genetic Purity Lab Manager
  • Genotyping Production Lead
  • Harvest Equipment Engineer
  • Innovation Engineer Research Associate
  • Lab/Research & Milling Technician
  • Manager, Production Large Seed Vegetables
  • Operations Administrator
  • President
  • Product Manager- Wheat
  • Production & Supply Development Program Associate
  • Production Agronomist
  • Production Lead
  • Production Planning Manager
  • Production Research Scientist
  • Production Specialist
  • Project Manager
  • PSDP Associate
  • Quality Lead
  • Quality Specialist
  • Research Agronomist
  • Research Assistant
  • Research Associate
  • Risk Specialists- Technical Agronomist
  • Sales Agronomist
  • Sales Support Specialist
  • Scheduling Coordinator
  • Seed Agronomist
  • Seed Business Development Specialist
  • Seed Company President
  • Seed Physiology Coordinator
  • Seed Quality Supervisor
  • Seed Research Supervisor
  • Seed Sales and Operations
  • Seed Systems Specialist
  • Seed, Trait and Oil Market Development Specialist
  • Senior Operations Manager
  • Senior Project Analyst
  • Senior Quality Seed Analyst
  • Site Enablement Lead
  • Site Quality & Compliance Lead
  • Space Operator
  • Sr. Ag Operations Specialist
  • Technical Service Consultant – Seed Applied Technology
  • Vice President Agricultural Services
  • Vigor Testing Senior Coordinator

 STB Student & Alumni Employers:

  • Ag Reliant Genetics
  • Alforex
  • BASF
  • Bayer
  • Bayer Vegetable Seeds
  • Bejo Seeds
  • Berkley AgriBusiness
  • Biddick Inc.
  • Cargill Specialty Seeds & Oils
  • CHS
  • Corteva
  • DF Seed
  • Dow AgroSciences
  • Duda Fresh Farm Foods
  • DuPont Pioneer
  • Farmers Coop
  • Gro Alliance
  • Growmark FS, LLC
  • Heinzseed/Kraft Heinz
  • International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
  • Iowa State University Seed Lab
  • J.R. Simplot Co.
  • Keithly-Williams Seed
  • Key Coop
  • LG Seeds
  • Michigan Soybean Checkoff
  • Monsanto
  • Monsanto Vegetable Seeds
  • Mycogen Seed
  • PanAmerican Seed
  • Pioneer Hi-Bred
  • Rice Tec
  • RTI International
  • Sakata SeedSyngenta
  • U.S. Air Force
  • Winfield United


If you have any questions or comments regarding the STB alumni survey, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

“As a working professional in the seed industry, this program offers the opportunity to expand your knowledge of not only seed science but the also the seed business. The online format is ideal and all of the professors were great.”

-STB Grad