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UC-Davis Seed Business 101 Completes Another Successful Session

The University of California, Davis Seed Biotechnology Center completed another successful session of the Seed Business 101 course (Field Crop curriculum) last week in Chicago, Illinois.  The course was organized in conjunction with the ASTA CSS conference.
The participants represented a wide range of companies with regional, national and international reach.  Congratulations on the completion of the course to the following seed industry professionals:

  • Neil Batchelor, Sevita International, Canada;
  • Leah Beattie, DL Seeds, Canada;
  • Eric Bertrand, Sevita International, Canada;
  • James Clements, CNI, USA;
  • Eugenio Cruz Balmaceda, Curimapu Seed Growers, Chile;
  • Adam DeRosier, Land O’Lakes, USA;
  • Davut Goktas, Agromar Marmara Tarim Urunleri, Turkey;
  • Matt Helgeson, Albert Lea Seed House, USA;
  • Cullen Hughes, US Agency for Inern’l Development, USA;
  • Jure Kolaric, Saatzucht Gleisdorf GmbH, Austria;
  • Hannah Oh, Monsanto, USA;
  • Robert Puhl, Bayer SAS, France;
  • Daniel Samphir, Monsanto Canada, Canada;
  • Laura Smarandescu, Iowa State University, USA;
  • Sherry Whitt, BASF, USA.

The team of instructors (Tom Francis, Dave Westphal and Rale Gjuric) was supported by several guest speakers that included well-respected industry experts such as Bruce Keitler, Becks Hybrids; Doug Griffith, Monsanto; and Dave Bauite, Maizex.