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.
HeadlinesCOVID-19 NOTICE September 22, 2020 Manhattan requires a mask in public enclosed spaces and outdoors when spatial distances of at least six feet can't be maintained. The ordnance is in effect and extends through December, 2020. If you find yourself in Manhattan without a mask, check with us and if we have one available, we'll give you one of our disposable paper masks.
KCIA follows the advice of medical experts and 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 building access remains restricted. We ask members and clients to continue 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: Submittal Forms Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. Our best wishes to all of you. Steve F. Schuler
2020 Approved Bulk Sites for Certified Seed - an additional resource for purchasing certified seed
September-October 2020 Newsletter - previous newsletters and electronic newsletters may be viewed on the News page.
The electronic Seed Source - supplemental KCIA newsletter distributed via email only.
KSU Extension Agronomy eUpdate - view the latest weekly newsletter from K-State Extension