AOSCA News

Jim Bostick – Seedsman of the Year Award

The Southern Seed Association presented its “Seedsman of the Year Award” to Dr. Jim Bostick, executive vice president of Alabama Crop Improvement, during SSA’s 100th Annual Convention held Jan. 18-21, 2019 in Scottsdale, AZ.

On behalf of the Board of Directors and members of AOSCA, we congratulate Jim on receiving this
well-deserved recognition for his work in the seed industry.

Alan Galbreth – Life Time Achievement Award

The Indiana Crop Improvement Association awarded its first-ever “Seed Industry Life Time Achievement Award” to Alan Galbreth at the 2019 Corn Belt Seed Conference held in Indianapolis last week.

This link will connect you to a video containing well wishes to Alan that was shown at the awards ceremony.

Congratulations to Alan for a well-deserved recognition of his contributions to the seed industry.

NDSU Foundation Seed Names New Assistant Director

NDSU Foundation Seed Names New Assistant Director

From Steve Sebesta,  Director / Foundation Seedstocks at North Dakota State University:

Joyana Baumann has been named assistant director of the NDSU Foundation Seed Program, effective January 28.  Joyana has an excellent academic record including a BS from the University of Minnesota – Crookston and an MBA from NDSU in 2017. She has research experience with two multinational seed companies before beginning her career with NDSU Foundation Seed as a research specialist in 2011.  Joyana has made excellent contributions to the production and maintenance of pure seed stocks and managed purification responsibilities for several new lines this past summer, working cooperatively with REC staff and breeders.  She has adapted computer technology to improve the efficiency of our program; managed the distribution USDA sunflower germplasm; coordinated Wheat Quality Council regional testing; created promotional and educational materials including new variety brochures and fact sheets. We look forward to working with Joyana in her new role at Foundation Seed.