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...

Conserving Crop Diversity

With climate change looming over our crops, preserving crop diversity is the No. 1 priority for Cary Fowler. "The greatest service which can be rendered any country is to add...
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Cultivating Rapeseed and Early Careers

In his early career, Rob Duncan has been awarded for his efforts in developing a high-erucic acid rapeseed and helping students develop as plant breeders. Who has strong research foundations,...
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Meet Judy Seaborn of Botanical Interests: Her Labor of Love

With a lifetime love of gardening, this Colorado transplant and co-owner of a company that offers both organic and conventionally produced seed, is living the life she has always...
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Meet IPSA CEO Todd Martin

At the helm of this association since early 2015, this busy veteran agribusinessman continues to assure that its members not only survive, but thrive in the seed industry. Celebrating its...
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Meet IPSA President Christine Varner

This busy seed industry executive has attended many IPSA annual meetings, but it was just a few years ago that she became a board member and grew more involved...
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Seed Association of The Americas

An organization to fully represent the interests of the entire seed industry within the Americas. The main purposes of the Seed Association of the Americas (SAA) are to educate and...
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The Winner Will Always Be the Grower

Local Seed Co. opens in Memphis, Tennessee with a direct-to-grower platform under CEO Charles Michell. Good quality seed, crafted with care. That’s the motto for the new independent seed company...
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Finding Black Ink

Some former CEOs and EVPs who specialize in the seed industry came together to provide executive resources to accelerate the performance of startups, tuneups, turnarounds, mergers and growth businesses. Finding...

Q&A with Gene Kassmeyer: What you CAN Handle

After reflecting on great advice given from his grandmother, NuTech’s general manager Gene Kassmeyer ponders over the new marketing in the seed industry. Seed World: What’s your favorite book on...

Changing Minds One Conversation at a Time

Discover how one man’s innocent mistake led to a lifelong passion of communicating science and technology. “Back in 2000, when I was living in Wisconsin was this place called Willy...

Lessons Learned in the Pursuit of Success

From cornfields to boardrooms, Mark Herrmann reflects on his past and what’s led to his stellar career. From this, he shares three tips that help guide his business and...

Passion for Produce

Sean Knapp, Syngenta’s head of Vegetable Seeds for North America, lives and breathes the world of produce — but don’t ask him to play favorites. Seed World: What are you...

Breeding Corn Inbreds that Make an Impact

A retired DeKalb corn breeder reflects on his 37-plus year career with the company, the role of plant breeding and the seed industry in general.  Special recognition each year at...

ASTA Chair Passing the Torch

Risa Demasi looks back on her time as the first female chair of the American Seed Trade Association. Risa Demasi is wrapping up her term as chair of the American...

Q & A with the ISF Secretariat

Meet the many faces working behind the scenes at the International Seed Federation. They put their expertise to work to further the seed industry’s mission and bring people together...

Moving Toward Milestones

With a defined mission and work plans in play, the International Seed Federation is set to start making big moves. The past year has been one of action for the...

Out of One Seed Grows Many

Through the development of winter breeding programs, Alvaro Eyzaguirre builds local economies and helps in the fight to end food insecurity. As a young research manager for Pioneer Hi-Bred International...

Placing a Priority on People

From motivating employees to fostering new partnerships, Matthew Johnston leads HM.CLAUSE with a focus on people. A long way from his roots in the sunshine state, Matthew Johnston leads the...

Focused on Building Business

In preparing to lead the Independent Professional Seed Association, Randy Wilken hones in on strategies to grow the association and strengthen its members. Born and Raised in the seed industry,...