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Several industry awards were presented during the General Session. The annual corn, Soybean and Sorghum Conference and Seed Expo is America’s largest seed industry conference. Held in early December at the...
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AOSCA Certifications Have Global Influence

Uniform seed certification standards maintain varietal purity. In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Land Grant Acts, which gave 17.4 million acres of federal land to states to establish...

New Study Might Shed Light on Public Perception of GM Technology

More than three-quarters of Americans would accept release of genetically modified mosquitoes to decrease risk of the Zika virus, but fewer than half accept genetic modification (GM) of animals,...

Built on Trust

A successful alliance requires intention, strategy and trust, and one expert says the rewards are well worth the effort. It’s important to have allies in both personal and professional life,...

Three Tips for Success with Farmers

Planting season is here for some farmers and just around the corner for others. When it comes to seed selection and planting season, Jay Hill and Ray Gaesser —...
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Open Innovation Drives Progress in Plant Breeding

Developing solutions for big issues — like delivering on the 21st century food production challenge — requires innovation and new ways of thinking. Take, for example, soybean breeding. The industry’s...

Seeding Experiences for Teachers, Making an Impact on STEM Education

Syngenta bolsters its support of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in North Carolina and at the national level by enhancing its summer fellowship program and partnering with...

Farmers Less Pessimistic

Each month, Purdue University’s Center for Commercial Agriculture surveys farmers about their expectations for the agricultural economy over the next five years and this is reflected in the Ag...

Recognize a Future Giant

Employee recognition might be more important than you think. Great people make a great company, and it’s important to recognize those contributions throughout the industry. Too often, industry and businesses...

How to Power Ahead in a Competitive World

Business and management advisers give their top four tips to help small- to medium-sized seed companies advance. Do you ever feel like you’re in a maze and racing to advance...

The Emotion of an Acquisition

Syngenta’s acquisition by ChemChina has been an emotional process marked by regulatory hurdles, but company insiders say Syngenta will be better and stronger as a result. For Paul Minehart, April...

Performance Management for the Modern World

Learning to effectively manage and motivate employees is one way agribusinesses are looking to gain a competitive edge. There’s definitely room for improvement. At least that’s what many in agribusiness...

Conference to Focus on Talent Management for Ag

Purdue University will host it's annual National Conference for Agribusiness Nov. 10-11 in Lafayette, Ind. This year's conference will focus on people, performance and productivity. The conference is designed to...

Three Tips for Creating the Best Internship

Great internship programs provide students with skills they can take into the workforce and companies with new ideas and fresh perspectives. Seed World sits down with two interns to...
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Beginners Guide to Importing and Exporting Seed

If your company is thinking about entering the export market for the first time, there are several pieces of the puzzle that should be well planned out. The U.S. seed...
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Plowing Ahead

Dow AgroSciences President and CEO Tim Hassinger shares his perspective on risk. Named president and chief executive officer of Dow AgroSciences May 1, 2014, Tim Hassinger has been plowing ahead....
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Polished & Professional

This seed industry has become a global force, with more technological advances and a higher level of professionalism than ever before. The continued globalization of the industry means the...
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Tips to Talk About Work

How to Have the GMO Talk — the Right Way Sometimes, talking to friends and family can be a challenge for employees in the seed industry. Here are some tips...
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World Status

An in-depth overview on the global seed industry. From a newly developed tomato variety in Argentina to progressive workshops on safety assessment of genetically modified crops in India. Status Argentina Argentine...
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Breaking Through Growing Consumer Skepticism

New Research Offers Roadmap for Trust-Building Transparency Now more than ever, consumers are asking questions about farming and food. What is the role of technology and innovation? How do I...