Seed Technology and Business
“Excellent course for professional on the go. Good, practical information that can be easily applied in the work environment, which in the long run can help our farmers to boost production and productivity. At the heart of any good agricultural production system is good quality seed. This course taught how to produce, treat and distribute good quality seed and so objectives achieved!” – Seed Science & Technology
“The intuitive coursework will strengthen your professional work inside the seed industry. It’s also a chance to grasp other parts of the seed business such as sales, supply chain management, seed production, and research.” – Seed Business Management
“If you are seeking a further understanding of the seed industry and how the various modules relate to and interact with one another, this is the course for you!” – Seed Science & Technology
“Outstanding professional development opportunity for anyone entering the seed industry or associated business.” – Seed Science & Technology
“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
“A well-designed course that gives great insight on the state of the industry and background on how our business runs.” – Seed Business Management
“Fantastic overview of the seed industry! Presenters were very knowledgeable and personable.” – Seed Science & Technology
“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
“Thanks to STB Short Course management for pouring their hearts into organizing the course.” – Seed Science & Technology
“This course exceeded my expectations, as scientific information was made very simple to understand based on the teaching strategies from the instructors. The practical sessions added in my understanding of the content. I would encourage anyone who has interest in the area to attend this short course.” – Seed Science & Technology
“This short course provides a great opportunity to develop one’s knowledge of the business side of the agriculture/seed industry.” – Seed Business Management
“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
“Great connection between academic concepts to how these concepts are used in industry.” – Seed Science & Technology
“This short course provided a good overall coverage of different areas of the seed industry and hopefully it will help encourage professionals to consider furthering their education in the STB program.” – Seed Science & Technology
“The instructors are extremely knowledgeable in the seed industry and were able to provide thought-provoking insights and discussions.” – Seed Business Management
“The short course was a great overview of management in the seed industry that is not found elsewhere.” – Seed Business Management
“A concise, yet jam-packed short course that gives you a better understanding and appreciation of seed science and technology in action.” – Seed Science & Technology
“Great Learning Environment!” – Seed Science & Technology
“A very quick overview of the key technical aspects of seed business any professional could use.”” – Seed Science & Technology
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, week-long, short courses designed for the seed industry professional. Hands-on demonstrations, case studies, discussion sessions, guest speakers, and local seed industry tours are all part of the educational experience. The STB Short Courses are 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.
Due to Covid-19, the Seed Technology & Business Short Courses have moved to a Free Webinar Series; please see details below.
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 Dates: TBD, and the Seed Business Management session Dates: TBD for a reduced fee. However, single session registration is also available.