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ISU seed tech program offers webinars

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GOING VIRTUAL: This year, the weeklong Seed Business Management short course won't be held on-campus due to COVID-19. However, the Graduate Program in Seed Technology and Business at ISU is organizing a free week of webinars addressing current topics in seed business management.
Topics for the free, weeklong webinar series include national policy, market outlook and supply chain management.

The Graduate Program in Seed Technology and Business at the Iowa State University Seed Science Center is organizing a free week of webinars addressing current topics in seed business management at 11 a.m. daily April 5-9.

Due to the pandemic, the decision was made to cancel the annual Seed Business Management on-campus short course. While this means the popular weeklong short course won't be held in person, the program leaders decided to create these live, interactive webinars for seed industry professionals. The webinars are free, and you don't have to be an enrolled ISU student to participate.

"We offered a Seed Science and Technology webinar series in November 2020 with great attendance and very positive feedback. We wanted to create something equally appealing and insightful for our Seed Business Management series," says Gary Munkvold, ISU professor and STB program director. "I'm very pleased with the creativity and enthusiasm of our staff and webinar presenters that made this series come together very quickly."

The webinar sessions are facilitated by some of the most respected seed business experts in the industry. The webinar sessions topics are:

  • Achieving Differentiation in the Seed Industry
  • Perspectives From Washington: Federal Policies and Potential Impacts on the Seed Industry
  • Market Outlook for 2022: Planning for the Seed We Need
  • Seed Industry Awareness, Increasing Your Odds of Success
  • Seed Supply Chains: Managing Disruptions, Uncertainty and Customer Service

"We have a nice mixture of seed industry professionals and ISU faculty; all with extensive experience in one or more aspects of the seed industry," Munkvold said. "The sessions differ in their focus, so each one might appeal to a different segment of seed professionals, depending on their current job and goals."

For information on the schedule and to register, visit ISU's Seed Business Management.

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