Field Seed Program
The State Seed Department is the state’s official seed certification agency. The Field Seed Program is responsible for management of all processes involved in the production of certified seed including field inspection and final certification. The program is also responsible for development and administration of specialized programs such as quality assured field inspections or identity preservation of specialty crops. To help ensure certified seed is conditioned and handled properly, staff also inspect and approve certified seed conditioning plants, mobile conditioners, and bulk retail facilities. Program staff play an active role in promoting usage of high quality certified seed and educating the public about plant variety protection issues.