At the recent 2018 Corn Belt Seed Conference held in Indianapolis, Indiana, Indiana Crop Improvement Association CEO, Alan Galbreth, received the Indiana Seed Trade Association Distinguished Service Award. Alan has spent his entire 42-year career in the seed industry working for Indiana Crop Improvement. He started with ICIA in 1975 upon graduation from Purdue University, hiring in as a Seed Certification field inspector and laboratory technician. He assumed further responsibility in 1978 as lab supervisor, and then becoming the Associate Director in 1985. In 2011, Alan was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of ICIA where he continues to serve the industry today. Alan serves as an APHIS accredited auditor for the National Seed Health System program and is the ASTA representative to the OECD Seed Schemes. He serves on various AOSCA committees and serves as project leader for Procedures for OECD Accreditation Program for Seed Certification in the United States.
Congratulations to Alan for receiving this well-deserved recognition!