The November 2019 session included tours of the North Central Regional Plant Introduction Station, Ames, IA; Dupont Integrated Seed Science Center, Ankeny, IA; and the Bayer seed production facility, Boone, IA.
Guest speakers, Dr. Jeanne Serb and David Wright shared a brief look into biotechnology and the services that they provide at Iowa State University. Ursula Frei, from the Agronomy department at Iowa State, led a comprehensive session discussing Doubled Haploids.
Short course participants felt that the week of session topics were relevant and expressed that the course helped them to understand the processes necessary to deliver a higher quality of service & provide better seeds to their customers.
“A concise, yet jam-packed short course that gives you a better understanding and appreciation of seed science and technology in action”– Cameedra Ram, CARDI
The STB short courses are offered through the Graduate Program in Seed Technology and Business and are hosted at the Seed Science Center located on the ISU campus. The center houses the most comprehensive public seed testing laboratory in the world and is recognized globally as a leader in seed research, testing and education.
For more information, or to register for future Seed Science & Technology or Seed Business Management short courses, visit: www.seedgrad.iastate.edu/stbshortcourse or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, ph. 515-294-6947. Seating is limited.