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  • Home About AOSCA Programs Services Event Calendar News Seed Links Alfalfa Legumes Corn Cotton Grass Small Grains Soybean Sunflower Español Version The Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies is dedicated to assisting clients in the production identification distribution and promotion of certified classes of seed and other crop propagation materials Current News Current Information 2016 AOSCA Annual Meeting AOSCA ORGANIC SEED FINDER AOSCA Variety Review Boards Additional Certification Requirements Upcoming

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  • Foundation Seed Kansas State University 2200 Kimball Avenue Manhattan KS 66502 Telephone 785 532 6115 Fax 785 532 6094 KENTUCKY FOUNDATION SEED PROJECT Kenny Hunter Manager University of Kentucky 3250 Iron Works Pike Lexington KY 40511 8470 Telephone 859 281 1029 Fax 859 253 3119 E mail kenny hunter uky edu Web www kyseed org MAINE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE CONSERVATION AND FORESTRY Eric Hitchcock Seed Certification Program Manager Division of Animal Plant Health 28 State House Station Augusta ME 04333 0028 Telephone 207 287 7574 Fax 207 287 7548 E mail eric hitchcock maine gov MARYLAND CROP IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION PO Box 581 Preston MD 21658 0581 Telephone 410 841 5960 Fax 410 841 5969 MASSACHUSETTS STATE SEED CONTROL OFFICIAL Department of Food Agriculture 100 Cambridge Boston MA 02202 Telephone 617 727 3020 ext 141 Fax 617 727 7235 MICHIGAN CROP IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION C James Palmer Foundation Seed Operations Manager PO Box 21008 Lansing MI 48909 Telephone 517 332 3546 Fax 517 332 9301 E mail palmerj michcrop com MINNESOTA CROP IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION SEED SERVICES Roger Wippler Manager 1900 Hendon Avenue St Paul MN 55108 Telephone 612 625 7766 1 800 510 6242 Fax 612 625 3748 E mail wippl002 umn edu MISSISSIPPI FOUNDATION SEED STOCKS Randy Vaughan Manager Box 9811 Mississippi State University Mississippi State MS 39762 Telephone 662 325 2390 Fax 662 325 8118 E mail rvaughan pss msstate edu MISSOURI FOUNDATION SEED STOCKS Rick Hofen University of Missouri 3600 New Haven Road Columbia MO 65201 Telephone 573 884 7333 Fax 573 884 4880 E mail hofenrj missouri edu MONTANA FOUNDATION SEEDSTOCKS Doug Holen Manager Department of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology PO Box 173150 214 AgBiosciences Facility Montana State University Bozeman MT 59717 3150 Telephone 406 994 5687 Fax 406 994 7600 E mail douglas holen montana edu NEBRASKA FOUNDATION SEED DIVISION Jeff Noel Director 1071 County Road G Room C Ithaca NE 68033 2234 Telephone 402 624 8038 or 8012 Fax 402 624 8010 E mail jnoel2 unl edu NEVADA FOUNDATION SEEDSTOCKS PO Box 230 Lovelock NV 89419 Telephone 702 273 2923 Fax 702 273 7647 NEW HAMPSHIRE No Agency See Northeast Foundation Seed Alliance NEW JERSEY No Agency See Northeast Foundation Seed Alliance NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY SEED CERTIFICATION Tracey Carrillo Director PO Box 30003 MSC 3LEY Las Cruces NM 88003 8003 Telephone 575 646 3125 Fax 575 646 8137 E mail tcarrill nmsu edu Web http seedcertification nmsu edu NEW YORK SEED IMPROVEMENT PROJECT Philip Atkins Manager 103C Leland Lab Cornell University Ithaca NY 14853 Telephone 607 255 9869 Fax 607 255 9048 E mail pma3 cornell edu NORTH CAROLINA FOUNDATION SEED PRODUCERS INC Daryl Bowman Director 8220 Riley Hill Road Zebulon NC 27597 Telephone 919 269 5592 Fax 919 269 5593 E mail daryl bowman ncsu edu NORTH DAKOTA FOUNDATION SEEDSTOCKS Dale Williams Director 166 Loftsgard Hall Dept 7670 PO Box 6050 Fargo ND 58108 6050 Telephone 701 231 8140 Fax 701 231 8474 E mail dale williams ndsu edu Web www ag

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  • resources necessary to provide these important services to the seed industry and related businesses AOSCA member Agencies are allowed to issue certificates and seed tags that assure customers they are receiving quality seed and crop products that have met AOSCA s exacting production and documentation requirements AOSCA member Agencies are evaluated to verify that they are conforming to the Association s standards and this provides a consistent system of participating

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  • AOSCA Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies 1601 52nd Ave Ste 1 Moline IL 61265 Phone 309 736 0120 Fax 309 736 0115 Chet Boruff Chief Executive Officer cboruff aosca org Peggy Gromoll Administrative Assistant pgromoll aosca org Lynn Reeh Office Assistant lreeh aosca org Contact Form Name Organization Phone Number Email Email updates SELECT Yes I would like to receive email updates from AOSCA No I do not want

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  • Home About AOSCA Programs Services Event Calendar News Seed Links Alfalfa Legumes Corn Cotton Grass Small Grains Soybean Sunflower Español Version The Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies is dedicated to assisting clients in the production identification distribution and promotion of certified classes of seed and other crop propagation materials Current News Current Information 2016 AOSCA Annual Meeting AOSCA ORGANIC SEED FINDER AOSCA Variety Review Boards Additional Certification Requirements Upcoming

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  • materials Established in 1919 as the International Crop Improvement Association AOSCA s membership includes Seed Certifying Agencies across the US and Global membership including Canada Argentina Brazil Chile Australia New Zealand and South Africa Mission Statement To promote and facilitate the movement of seed or plant products in local national and international markets through the coordinated efforts of official seed certification agencies acting to evaluate document and verify that a seed or plant product meets certain accepted standards The major purposes of AOSCA are To establish minimum standards for genetic purity and identity and recommend minimum standards for seed quality for the classes of certified seed To standardize seed certification regulations and procedures and operational procedures in inter agency seed certification To periodically review agency genetic standards and procedures to assure compliance with the Federal Seed Act To cooperate with seed regulatory agencies in the determination of policy regulations definitions or any procedures relating to the labeling and distribution of seed moving in intra state inter state or international commerce To cooperate with the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development OECD and international organizations involved in the development of standards regulations procedures and policies to expedite movement of seed and

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  • plant breeders and the seed industry Variety Review Boards started well over 50 years ago when AOSCA was known as the International Crop Improvement Association The Association developed the first eligibility requirements for varieties entering certification programs focusing on genetic purity novelty and sufficient data to support claims made by plant breeders for these new varieties The aim of review boards was to provide uniformity among certifying agencies as new varieties were developed and grown for certified seed Read on Additional Certification Requirements AOSCA has responded to advancements being made in the development of new traits by adopting the AOSCA Additional Certification Requirements ACR program Variety owners and developers now have the option of requiring additional testing to confirm the presence of non visual traits as part of the certification eligibility determination Read on Quality Assurance The purpose of AOSCA s Quality Assurance QA program is to provide a complete service for seed merchandised as varieties hybrids brands or blends that are generally not marketed as certified seed System guidelines are very similar to certification guidelines and enable the seed producer to market seed with the assurance to each customer that the seed is of known purity and quality as verified by an unbiased third party agency The program provides coordinated professional and unbiased field inspections and laboratory testing for quality control in seed in addition to an unbiased record system for use in meeting state and federal seed law requirements Seed buyers have confidence that the designated seed has met purity standards related to a known description across seed lots and years of production Identity Preserved Identity Preserved IP refers to the maintenance of a product s specific traits or characteristics through growing production and marketing channels The purpose of AOSCA s IP certification program is to assist in

    Original URL path: http://aosca.org/Page/programs_services.aspx?nt=95 (2016-04-25)
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  • News Seed Links Alfalfa Legumes Corn Cotton Grass Small Grains Soybean Sunflower Español Version Calendar of Events Deadlines CALENDAR 2016 AOSCA Annual Meeting Jun 26 29 2016 Park City Utah 2017 AOSCA Annual Meeting Jun 11 14 2017 Cleveland Ohio DEADLINES Small Grains Variety Review Board Applications midnight July 5 2016 Soybean Variety Review Board Applications midnight July 6 2016 Grass VFL Variety Review Board Applications midnight August 1 2016

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