Seed Sampler Training-DuPont Pioneer
Date: February 22, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Contact: Alex Mkandawire
Sponsor: California Crop Improvement Association
Location: DuPont Pioneer
The workshop content will include: Industry scope and role of seed sampling; Ethics of seed samplers; Professionalism and safety; Sampling equipment; Sampling seed in bags; Sampling seed in mini-bulk containers; Sampling seed in bulk containers; Special sampling situations; Samples, their division and nomenclature; and Quality assurance. The workshop will also include a hands-on practical component. A content examination will be administered. Spanish speaking candidates are especially encouraged to attend. Spanish language translation facilities will be available. And the Spanish version of the AASCO Handbook on Seed Sampling and content examination will also be available. The workshop will start at 8:00AM and end at 5:00PM. Qualifying candidates will be certified by AASCO and CCIA and the certification will be valid for 3 years.
The Workshop will be held at the DuPont Pioneer, 18285 County Road 96, Woodland CA 95695 [ https://binged.it/2iib2T9 ]. Free parking will be available.
A Registration Form is provided online at Seed Sampler Registration . Please note that the registration fee of $50 includes the cost of the AASCO Handbook on Seed Sampling and Lunch. Those who were certified in 2015 and 2016 need not register. If you already have the Handbook please bring it to the workshop for verification as it is AASCO’s requirement that all AASCO Certified Seed Samplers must have a copy. Registrants may wish to visit the CCIA Seed Sampler Certification Program web site athttp://ucanr.edu/sites/seedsampler/for more information about seed sampling. Please bring a small calculator, a pen and a notebook or pad for notes.Registration deadline is 8 February, 2017.