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Innovation Seeds Our Future

In a global economy where everything is accessible at the click of a mouse, it’s easy to take for granted the basic essentials of life: food, clothing, shelter, clean...

Passing the Baton

For more than a decade, Martin Gruss has carried the Bayer SeedGrowth baton as head. Now, he’s passing the baton to Boualem Saidi, and Seed World finds out what’s...

Kassidy Kimpling Is Following Her Passion for Sales

At the 30th Annual Independent Professional Seed Association Conference in Indian Wells, California, Alex Martin sat down with Kassidy Kimpling, a senior at the University of Illinois who's majoring...

Leticia Gonçalves Talks Culture for the New Bayer

https://youtu.be/oIXz1lMf2Xc Leticia Gonçalves, Bayer senior vice president and U.S. Country Division head, talks with Julie Deering at the American Seed Trade Association’s CSS 2018 & Seed Expo in Chicago, Illinois,...

Cheyenne Harle Is Pursuing Her Passion for Communicating With Others

At the 30th Annual Independent Professional Seed Association Conference in Indian Wells, California, Alex Martin sat down with IPSA Scholar Cheyenne Harle, a freshman at Iowa State University with...

Canola’s Success Lies in Evolving as a Global Player

Globally, Canada is the largest canola producer. My experience in the North American canola market has shown me how quickly the seed industry is evolving and that there are...

Katelyn Tabit Helps to Develop Rural Communities

At the 30th Annual Independent Professional Seed Association Conference in Indian Wells, California, Alex Martin sat down with Katelyn Tabit, an undergraduate at Illinois College majoring in agribusiness with...

Tough People Last: Q&A With Joe Merschman

Joe Merschman, president and CEO of Merschman Seeds, shares that while tough times don’t last forever, tough people will always last. Seed World: What's your favorite TV show? Joe Merschman:...

Bob Foley Thinks That Testing Is the Most Important Thing You Can Do

At the 30th Annual Independent Professional Seed Association Conference in Indian Wells, California, Alex Martin sat down with Bob Foley, owner of RFS Global. They discussed how IPSA has...
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Todd Martin Believes Independent Seed Companies Contain the Best People

At the Independent Professional Seed Association (IPSA)'s 30th annual conference in Indian Wells, California, Alex Martin sat down with Todd Martin, the CEO of IPSA. Todd discussed how the...

Building Trust and Mutual Growth: Q&A with Jeff Skemp

Jeff Skemp, client operations manager at Gro Alliance, shares the secret to working with new clients and how to uncover opportunities with existing clients. Seed World: No.1 music genre? Jeff Skemp:...
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That’s My Proprietary Seed!

With my position as executive director of the Seed Innovation and Protection Alliance (SIPA), I have the privilege to attend a wide range of seed industry meetings. It never...

Seed Morphology Gets a Boost

A new international association aims to strengthen a crucial area of expertise. For years, there has been a shrinking level of expertise in the area of seed morphology. According to...

Soybean Helps Rebuild Nigeria Post Conflict

Since 2012, violence inflicted by Boko Haram and other extremists has uprooted tens of thousands of Nigerians from their communities. Entire villages abandoned. Bridges bombed. Churches burned. Crops and...

A Fixer at the DNA Level: Q&A with Mark Massoudi

Mark Massoudi, president of Ag Biotech, Inc., shares his excitement for fixing things at the DNA level and for Ag Biotech's new Seed Health Lab. Seed World: What's your favorite...

Bridge the Head and Heart

Seed industry leaders speak out about the importance of trust and relationships. Many seed industry leaders consider agriculture a relationships business. And as such, foremost on the minds of those...
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Can I Save That Seed?

Saving seed is a concept that has been around for thousands of years. We usually think of saving seed as a farmer setting aside seed from a prior year’s...

A Field of Innovations

Technology, has been transforming our lives for hundreds of years. Long before smartphones; technological progress brought us the press, the locomotive, the first car, the radio, and other countless...

A Legacy to Carry Out: Q&A with Ashley Harlow

Coming into the seed industry in 2012, Ashley Harlow, LG Seeds business manager, shares what drives her and what she enjoys about FuSE. Seed World: Favorite book? Ashley Harlow: I am...

Jerry Flint: Diversity Paves the Way for Progress

He didn’t realize it at the time, but the rural Ohio farm Jerry Flint grew up on provided experience and perspective that still serves him today.  Farms in the 1970s...