Kansas Crop Improvement Association is a not-for-profit, membership-based corporation designated as the official seed and plant part certification agency for the State of Kansas. In addition to seed certification services, KCIA offers networking and educational opportunities, auditing, farm/field inspection, and laboratory testing services for the seed industry and other crop production related businesses.
Effective immediately KCIA is restricting non-employee access to its office. This is to protect our staff, especially those whose presence on site is required in order to conduct their work, i.e. seed testing laboratory personnel.
KCIA is currently operating under CDC guidelines to prevent the contracting and spread of COVID-19. The CDC guidelines can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html . KCIA is utilizing sanitation and spatial distancing in the hopes of continuing to function as near normal as possible during the current pandemic.
Therefore, we ask members and clients to ship samples to us for testing or to place them in our drop-off box outside our door. You will find sample submittal forms here: https://www.kscrop.org/kcia-resources/KCIA%20Lab%20Form-New.pdf .
We are continuing to process field applications, which were due March 15 and at this time will adhere to our May 1st deadline for payment. Other than limiting building access, at this time we anticipate that all other activities, including field inspection will proceed as normal. We will update this notice as necessary to keep you informed.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. Our best wishes to all of you.
Steve F. Schuler
Congratulations to Ken Horton, Leoti, our 2019 KCIA Premiere Seed Grower!
Ken Horton(left) receives PSG award from KCIA President Mike Sieck at the 2020 Kansas Seed and Crops Conference, Manhattan. More about the conference.
Industrial Hemp: We have added an industrial hemp page to assist Kansas participants in the Kansas Industrial Hemp Research Program. You can access this page by clicking on the page link on the left side of the screen, or by clicking here.