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.
As the economy opens up and COVID-19 cases increase, it is more imperative than ever that everyone does their part to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 to the susceptible ones in our community and keep our economy growing. KCIA will continue to restrict access to it's office for the foreseeable future. We anticipate operating at normal capacity as long as we can maintain a healthy work environment and we will continue to heed the advice of the medical experts toward that end.
KCIA will continue to operate 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 .
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: https://www.kscrop.org/kcia-resources/KCIA%20Lab%20Form-New.pdf .
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. Our best wishes to all of you. Steve F. Schuler