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Pollinator Health and Stewardship Resources and Activities

  A healthy and vibrant level of biodiversity is essential for agriculture.  Most crops depend on various natural resources to thrive,
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Pollinator Health and Stewardship Resources and Activities

Palle Pedersen Named 2018 Honorary Member

During the annual Seed Forum hosted by the Iowa Seed Association (ISA), the ISA board of directors recognized Palle Pedersen as
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Palle Pedersen Named 2018 Honorary Member

ISA Scholarship Recipients Recognized

This year, six Iowa Seed Association (ISA) Scholarships of $1,000 each were awarded. One of these students, Skyler Brazel, was
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ISA Scholarship Recipients Recognized

Setting up for Success with Cover Crops – Two August Learning to Get Behind

The Iowa Seed Corn Cover Crops Initiative will be hosting two educational, air-conditioned meetings on August 21, 2017. “Setting up for Success with Cover Crops” will be an informative, peer-sharing event, with time set aside for an open discussion revolving around cover crops, soil health, & conservation. Both events are free and include a complimentary meal.
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Setting up for Success with Cover Crops – Two August Learning to Get Behind

 

Annual Golf Tournament June 27

The annual ISA Golf Tournament is right around the corner! Join us at the Veenker Memorial Golf Course in Ames, IA on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Our four-person “best ball” tournaments usually mean low scores and a lot of fun. You can register as an individual and we will place you in a foursome, OR you can make your own and register as a team. Golfer registration is $90 per player. Registrations must be received by Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For open sponsor slots please contact the ISA office for details.

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Honorary Member Recognized

During the annual Seed Forum hosted by the Iowa Seed Association (ISA), the ISA board of directors recognized Palle Pedersen, Syngenta as the 2018 ISA Honorary Member. The association annually partners with the Agribusiness Showcase & Conference (ASC) in Des Moines to provide attending members a wider range of learning and networking opportunities. The ASC is a two-day conference and trade show that encompasses many facets of the ag industry, including seed. The ISA board encourages the membership to attend the forum each year as it gives a unique learning opportunity that is focused on the seed industry.

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2017-18 ISA Scholarship Recipients

This year, six Iowa Seed Association (ISA) Scholarships of $1,000 each were awarded. One of these students, Skyler Brazel, was also selected as our “Manjit Misra Outstanding Senior Scholar,” and he received $500 in addition to the $1,000 ISA scholarship. For the third year, the ISA will also award the $1,000 “Bill Latham” Memorial Scholarship in his honor. Bill was a former president of the Iowa Seed Association, the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA), the Independent Professional Seed Association (IPSA), and was a former President of his family company, Latham Seed.  Bill passed away on July 31, 2015.

For the second time, the “Lisa Shepherd Jenkins” Memorial Scholarship has been awarded by the ISU Seed Science Center to an undergraduate student engaged in seed science and seed technology. The $1,000 scholarship honors Shepherd Jenkins who served as Seed Health Testing Coordinator for the Seed Science Center and as Director of the Administrative Unit of the National Seed Health System. Lisa headed one of the most active phytosanitary seed testing programs in the country and served as a chair on committees for both the American Seed Trade Association and the American Phytopathological Society.  Lisa passed away on July 1, 2015.

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