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 January 4, 2021 Manhattan has extended its mask mandate to April 1, 2021.
A mask is required to enter the KCIA building and only authorized personnel is allowed past the area immediately inside the front door. We can provide a mask if needed.
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 . Since 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
December 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