Extension short course teaches seed technology

Event to hold equipment demonstrations. Workshops to focus on testing, labeling, intellectual property, legal issues and litigation.

The Mississippi State University Extension Service invites state row crop producers to a seed technology short course to be held Aug. 2-3 at MSU.

Seed Tech 2016: From Bin to Bag will cover techniques in seed cleaning, separating and sorting. There will also be equipment demonstrations and workshops focusing on testing, labeling, intellectual property, legal issues and litigation.

The workshop will offer professional development credit. Commercial applicator recertification courses will be available for seed treatment or demonstration research.

The event will be held at MSU’s Bost Extension Center. Lunch will be provided both days, along with a dinner on the first day.

Registration costs $100 and begins Aug. 2 at 9:30 a.m. Participants are encouraged to preregister at http://www.seedtech.extension.msstate.edu. Additional information is available by calling Rhonda Kinard at (662) 325-3103. The preregistration web page also includes more information about the program and lodging.

Twitter users can follow along with presentations and workshops at the short course by using the hashtag #MSUSeedTech.

This event is sponsored by the MSU Extension Service, Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, and MSU Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine.

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