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Having ‘The Talk’

Having ‘The Talk’ Proponents aim to transform monologues on the role of plant breeding in modern agriculture into healthy, accurate dialogues. Being left out of a conversation, especially when the subject...

Lessons in Leadership

Taking on more responsibility and moving into a management role can bring new challenges. We asked three national leaders in the industry to share their philosophy and lessons learned...
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Tracy Tally, Risa DeMasi Talk Leadership

Lessons Learned in Leadership: As a continuation to the article that appeared in the June issue of Seed World, we sat down with Grassland Oregon’s Risa DeMasi and Justin...
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Giant Views Archive 2008 Bill Wyffels

Wyffels Hybrids Bill Wyffles, President of Wyffels Hybrids Succession Planning Bill Wyffles, president of Wyffels Hybrids talks about...

NAPB Grows to Meet the Future

The National Association of Plant Breeders holds its biggest-ever meeting as its growing membership works to tackle the challenges posed by regulatory and climate changes.

Giant Views of the Industry: Part Two

Back to part one... Giant Views of the Industry continued.... Independents Face New ChallengesThe increase in the use of new technologies and resulting evolution of the seed...

Finding Common Ground

Manjit Misra, director of Iowa State University’s Seed Science Center, talks to us about his love for the industry he works in and having important conversations. Seed World: What are...
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Giant Views Archive 2008 Sam Cable

Barenbrug USA Sam Cable, Export/Seed Position Manager for Barenbrug USA Capitalizing on High Prices “They're going to go...
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Giant Views Videos 2011: Independent Professional Seed Association – Greg Ruehle

Independent Professional Seed Association Greg Ruehle, Chief Executive Officer, Independent Professional Seed Association Greg Ruehle, Chief Executive Officer,...

Mike Hofer, Seed Solutions Functional Crop Care, BASF – ISF World Seed Congress 2015 –...

Mike Hofer sits down with Julie Deering at the 2015 ISF World Seed Congress in Kraków, Poland from May 25-27, 2015.
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Corn Conundrum

Corn owes much of its success to plant breeding advances that have increased yields and produced more and better stress-tolerant varieties. But with corn prices lower than they’ve been...
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Giant Views Archive 2007 Bill Romp

Becker Underwood Bill Romp, Strategic Accounts Lead for Becker Underwood A Rainbow of Colors “We're just over half-way...
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Looking at Things Differently: Q&A with Dan Hogstad

Dan Hogstad, CEO of NorthStar Genetics, looks at the past of NorthStar and the future of trait licensing. Seed World: What are you currently reading? Dan Hogstad: Currently reading the O’Reilly...

From Hogs to Vegetables

Jenny Schmidt talks about diversifying into vegetable production, which takes an entirely different skill set. A third generation farm in Sudlersville, Maryland, Schmidt Farms, Inc.’s Jenny Schmidt shares her perspective...

Extending His Passion and Knowledge Globally

Alan Walters holds deep passion for helping U.S. farmers produce vegetable crops more efficiently while achieving greater quality and higher yields. His cucurbit production oriented research has increasingly attracted...

The Next Crop of Giants

Whose Giant Views Would You Like to Hear? In today’s world of technology and globalization, communication and cooperation are more important than ever as we face new challenges. Seed...

Four Steps to Minimize Trade Risks

The increasingly protectionist trade environment threatens the seed industry. Governments are imposing tariffs on seed and seed equipment. Planted acreage is declining as export demand plummets. Non-tariff trade barriers...
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Starting from the Ground Up

An ‘accidental’ first generation Kansas farmer talks about starting from scratch. Scott Thellman is a first generation Lawrence, Kansas, farmer, who started his operation as a business-savvy high school student...

Know a Super Worker? Nominate Them as a Future Giant of the Seed Industry!

It’s that time of the year again — yes, it's planting season again, but along with planting comes with the time to recognize early-career individuals who are...

Communicate. Engage. Change.

As an industry, ISF looks to create a better world for all the players on the field. Certainty is hard to come...