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...
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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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Abroad and Adaptable: Q&A with Ioana Tudor

Ioana Tudor, global head of Seedcare at Syngenta Crop Protection, discusses living abroad and being adaptable to everything a country has to offer. Seed World: What’s your favorite movie? Ioana Tudor:...

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...

Competition Means More Choices in India: Q&A with Usha Barwale Zehr

From table tennis to the seed industry, Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company’s (MAHYCO) Director and Chief Technology Officer Usha Barwale Zehr shares why plant breeding innovation is important. Seed World: What...

Look Over the Hill and Around the Corner: Q&A with RB Halaby

RB Halaby, chairman and founder of AgriCapital, discusses the never-ending concept of change and how the seed industry should react. Seed World: What’s your favorite book on your bookshelf? RB Halaby:...

Unless Corrected, The Erosion of Science Will Mean More Empty Plates

As agriculture and farming have relied more heavily on scientific breakthroughs to make improvements to animal care, land and water management and the environment, society has become increasingly illiterate...
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Conversing With the Consumer: Q&A with Charlie Arnot

Charlie Arnot, CEO of the Center for Food Integrity, shares the fears of consumers and how the seed industry can better converse with consumers about their food. Seed World: What...

SIPA, As a Dealer, What Can I Do? I Sell Other Peoples’ Seed...

Okay, it’s true the Seed Innovation Protection Alliance (SIPA) has made the rounds and has gotten the word out about best management practices and internal education for its members....
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How to Achieve Trust

In an era where people primarily communicate by email and text, trust can be harder to come by. What’s the most important thing needed to bring comfort to your employees?...

Women in Ag to Tell Their Stories at Upcoming Conference

Canada’s Cami Ryan finds herself in an interesting place these days — Missouri, where she works as social sciences lead with Monsanto’s Regulatory Policy and Scientific Affairs department. It would...
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What, How And Why Seed Businesses Should Use Copyrights

Note: This is the second part in a series. The first article is "It's Not Just Patents and PVPs." In this age of the internet, copyrights are an important and...
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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...
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Finding the Right Fit

Growing vegetables is a way to grow a more highly managed, higher value crop for Schafer Farms Matt Schafer raises corn, soybeans, seed corn, pickling cucumbers, green beans and some...
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Hooked on Agriculture

Looking at the challenges and regulations facing potato seed production. For our annual flower and vegetable issue, Seed World talks to four vegetable farmers about the challenges the face and...

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...
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Getting in the Fight: Q&A with Todd Martin

Todd Martin, CEO of Independent Professional Seed Association, shares about challenges for 2018 and fighting for his members. Seed World: What's your favorite book on your shelf? Todd Martin: John Adams...