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...

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...
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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 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...

Run for Cover: Cropping Up Better Soil

There’s a revolution growing below us. A group of passionate farmers have been experimenting with complex combinations of cover crop seed species which may significantly influence the future of...

Science Communications Core to Career Path: Q&A with Kent Schescke

Dedicated to helping the public understand more about science, technology and the innovation of food, Kent Schescke, Council for Agriculture Science and Technology (CAST) executive vice president, talks about...
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David Hollinrake On Becoming a Formidable Competitor in Seeds

At the Syngenta Media Summit in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Alex Martin sat down with David Hollinrake to discuss his start in seeds and where Syngenta Seeds has gone in the...

Advocating for Our Land: Q&A with Mark Mustoe

Mark Mustoe, co-owner and manager of Clearwater Seed, shares the importance of good land stewardship and the possible ramifications if stewardship is forgotten. Seed World: What are you reading? Mark Mustoe:...

You’re Not Welcome Here

WE ARE LIVING in a new Dark Age in Europe where innovation and technology are being rejected at an alarming rate. While reactionary pressure is being seen from chemicals...

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...

Telling Our Story: Q&A with Amanda Zaluckyi

Amanda Zaluckyi, creator of the blog The Farmer’s Daughter, worries about the misinformation facing agriculture and how to fight it. Seed World: Favorite genre of music? Amanda Zaluckyi: Jason Aldean. Wait.......

Branding Irons for Wheat

Branding has been a staple of agriculture in the American West for generations. Just as branding and branding irons are still an important part of the American West to...

Homegrown Food and Non-GMO Seed: Q&A with Joe Budreau

With a love for homegrown food, Joe Budreau, a Certified Crop Advisor for Spectrum Seed Technologies, discusses exciting new research and the benefits of working with Non-GMO corn seed. Seed...

Cows and Gene-Editing: Q&A with Alison Van Eenennaam

Alison Van Eenennaam, an Extension specialist in animal genomics and biotechnology at the University of California, Davis, shares her excitement for gene-editing and her research on cattle. Seed World: Favorite...

SIPA Celebrates 4 Years of Success, Best is Yet to Come

Four years ago, 11 founding member companies met at the American Seed Trade Association’s office in Alexandria, Virginia, to lay the foundation of a new industry organization, the Seed...

Law and Biotech: Q&A with Drew Kershen

Drew Kershen, a retired professor of agriculture biotechnology and policy law at the University of Oklahoma (OU), highlights the importance of biotechnology. Seed World: What are you currently reading? Drew Kershen:...
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Apps that Drive Change: Q&A with Vilas Rao

Creating cohesive teams and digital tools that impact the seed industry is at the heart of what Vilas Rao, The Climate Corporation vice president of strategy, focuses on daily. Seed...

From Regulatory to Service: Q&A with Ric Dunkle

Ric Dunkle, Senior Director of Seed Health and Trade for ASTA, discusses transitioning from working with the federal government to ASTA and some of the difficulties while moving seed...

Good Business Partners: Q&A with Bryan and Denise Gentsch

Bryan Gentsch, executive vice president of the Texas Seed Trade Association (TSTA), and Denise Gentsch, legislative director of TSTA, discuss being business partners together and legislature that seed businesses...