Greg Lamka, PhD

STB Faculty
Iowa State University

BUSAD 509 – Seed Trade, Policies, & Regulation
STB 595 – Quality, Production & Research Management

Greg Lamka has over 40 years experience in the seed industry. During the first half of his career he was employed at several small seed companies and then spent 22 years at DuPont Pioneer before retirement. He acquired domestic and international experience through the multiple positions held: soybean seed production manager, director of soybean breeding, global quality assurance manager (germination & seed purity), global phytosanitary regulatory manager, and global seed treatment strategy manager.

Additionally he has served the seed industry at large through numerous committees and other roles: chair person, Board of Directors of the Iowa Seed Association; long time active member of the American Seed Trade Association Phytosanitary Committee and the Seed Treatment & Environment Committee; chairperson, International Seed Federation Seed Applied Technology Committee; active member of the ISF phytosanitary committee, and member of the International Seed Federation Board of Directors. Greg also served as a long time member of the Iowa State University College of Agriculture & Life Science Dean’s advisory committee. Greg has been recognized for his efforts through the DuPont Engineering Excellence Award, ASTA President’s Distinguished Service Award, Iowa Seed Association Distinguished Service Award, and the American Phytopathological Society’s Excellence in Industry Award. Greg was raised on a small grain and dairy farm in NE Iowa. He attended Iowa State University where he received a BS in agronomy and a MS & PhD in plant pathology for his studies on seed borne diseases.

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