Illinois Crop Improvement Association Hosting Seed Conditioning Workshop

Illinois Crop Improvement Association is proud to host the 32nd Annual IL-IN Seed Conditioning Workshop on March 14th, 2018 at the I Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign, Illinois. Several speakers will talk about seed treatments, color sorters, and safety issues, in particular PPE for treater operators and staff. CCH and CEU credits have been approved. Make your reservations and visit Champaign-Urbana on March 14th, 2018, for the 32nd Annual IL-IN Seed Conditioning Workshop at the I Hotel just south of the University of Illinois’ main campus. Registration materials can be found at or by contacting Heather Stone at

Alan Galbreth Receives Indiana Seed Trade Association Award

Alan Galbreth ISTA Award

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!

Minnesota Crop Improvement Association (MCIA) Seeking Supervisor, Field Inspections


Position Description:

The Minnesota Crop Improvement Association (MCIA) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Supervisor, Field Inspections. The supervisor will conduct field inspections for certified and non-certified acres of crops, inspect seed conditioning facilities, and manage inspection crews in their assigned territory. In addition, the selected candidate will perform audits of various MCIA audit-based services. This is a home office-based position, preferably but not necessarily located in southern Minnesota. Position requirements are described in the job description. This full-time position offers a competitive salary and a full benefits package. College students graduating in spring 2018 are encouraged to apply. Applicants are asked to submit a letter of interest and resume by March 9, 2018 to:

Fawad Shah
Minnesota Crop Improvement Association
1900 Hendon Ave
Saint Paul MN 55108

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