Seed Health Testing Workshop to be Held October 4-7, 2022

The National Seed Health System (NSHS) and the Online ISU Graduate Program in Seed Technology and Business (STB) at Iowa State University are excited to offer a three-and-a-half-day hands-on seed health testing workshop in October.
“After conversing with our NSHS and ASTA stakeholders, we recognized a need for additional hands-on learning in seed health testing,” says Gary Munkvold, Co-Director of NSHS and Director of the STB program. “Our STB graduate program already offers in-person short courses, so it seemed like a natural fit to partner our programs together to bring a new training opportunity to the industry.”
This workshop is designed for seed laboratory technicians, particularly those who work for companies looking to be, or already are, NSHS-accredited.
Workshops will emphasize hands-on laboratory practices, combined with lectures and classroom discussions.
Save the dates for this inaugural workshop held October 4-October 7 in Ames, Iowa. Friday, October 7 will conclude around noon, CDT to give attendees an opportunity to travel home before the weekend. Registration will be $1,895 for non-accredited NSHS companies, and $1,795 for NSHS accredited companies. Space is limited.
More details and registration will be announced at a later date and will be posted at and

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 Online 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.

About the National Seed Health System

The National Seed Health System is a program authorized by USDA-APHIS and administered by the Iowa State University Seed Science Center to accredit both private and public entities to perform certain activities needed to support the issuance of Federal phytosanitary certificates for the international movement of seed.