I have worked in the Seed Industry since 1988 and have a wide range of experience in seeds—Research, Seed Production, Quality Assurance, Quality Control and Seed Analysis, and Regulatory and Compliance.
Sampling and analysis has been the primary focus of my career. I have worked on the complex issues surrounding detection of biotech traits in seeds, including sampling frequency, limits of detection, limits of quantitation, and applying analytical technology to ensuring compliance with law and regulations as well as customer expectations.
I was trained at Mississippi State University in Seed Technology and have worked in Seed Certification. I spent 22 years in the mid-West working in wheat and small grains, corn, soybeans and sunflowers.
Currently I am the Seed Laboratory Manager at Oregon State University and recently finished my term as President of the Society of Commercial Seed Technologists.