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 stay-at-home restrictions are slowly lifted, KCIA will continue to restrict non-employee access to its office. We will watch with fingers crossed to see if there is a surge in covid-19 cases in the state, which we certainly hope we don't see. I think we all want to get back to as normal as possible, and continuing to be mindful of reasonable precautions and consideration for others is the quickest way to achieve this.
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 .
Field applications were due March 15 and payment for field inspection was due May 1st. Other than limiting building access, at this time we anticipate that all other activities, including field inspection will proceed as normal with due consideration to safety. 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.
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