Imperial Valley Seed Sampler Training
Date: March 23, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Contact: Alex Mkandawire
Sponsor: California Crop Improvement Association
Location: The Desert Research and Extension Center
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 Desert Research and Extension Center at 1050 East Holton Road in Holtville.