Workshop March 11th

CEO Report by Doug Miller

The 34th annual IL-IN Seed Conditioning Workshop will be March 11, 2020, in Urbana, Illinois. The day will kick off with Alan Gaul, Iowa State University, and A "Trip Through the Plant" - Air Screen, Sizing and Gravity. As always seed treatment topics are included along with plans for a panel discussion currently titled Seed Treatments - Current and Future Application Technology, PPE and Other Plant Considerations. The program will also have sessions on the future of seed conditioning, organic seed handling, safety and pride in the workplace. Mark your calendars – March 11, 2020 – IL-IN Seed Conditioning Workshop

Keep an eye out for registration and additional information on our workshop in the coming weeks. We hope you can attend and as always we appreciate your feedback, Your feedback is important to us because this is your workshop. The planning committee strives to make the workshop beneficial to all attendees and all participating companies. Below is our draft agenda.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020


7:30 am to 8:00 am

Registration Open

8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Exhibit Area Open

8:30 am to 8:35 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:35 am to 9:30 am

A Trip Through the Plant:  Air Screen, Sizing & Gravity  by Alan Gaul, IA State Seed Science Center 

9:30 am to 9:45 am

Exhibitor Introductions: Clipper Seed Technologies, El Dorado Packaging, Fumigation Services & Supply, O’Mara Ag Service, Sensient Colors LLC

9:45 am to 10:15 am

Refreshment Break – Networking Session

10:15 am to 11:15 am

Seed Treatments-Current & Future Application Technology, PPE & Other Plant Considerations    by BASF-Jason Geis, Bayer-Brad Eisenbath, and

Syngenta-John Wells

11:15 am to 12:00 pm

Panel Discussion-Q&A



12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Lunch (Slide show with Seed Quality Stats)

1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

How to be State of the Art by Bruce Cockram, O’Mara Ag Services

1:30 pm to 2:15 pm

Organic Seed Production & Handling  by Jeffery Evard ECOCERT

2:15 pm to 2:45 pm

Seed Quality and Issues Update 

by Steve Beals, Illinois Crop Improvement, Matt Raymond, Illinois Crop Improvement


3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Refreshment Break – Networking Session

3:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Safety    by Bill Field, Purdue Extension, Professor Agricultural & Biological Eng

4:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Pride in the Workplace    by Doug Hubner, Hubner Seed


4:30 pm

Conference Adjourned



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