October 12, 2005 | By: Terri McLean
LEXINGTON, Ky.

Buyers and sellers of seed, crop consultants, educators and others interested in learning more about the seed trade in Kentucky are invited to attend the 2005 Seed School Oct. 25 at the Warren County Extension Office in Bowling Green.

The one-day event will focus on selling and buying seed of native species. It is offered by the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture’s Division of Regulatory Services, which administers the Kentucky Seed Law regulating movement of seed within the state.

“Our workshop will focus on requirements of state and federal law, the inspection, sampling and testing process, forage and nonforage uses of native species, seed quality issues in native species, and the certification process,” said David T. Buckingham, seed program regulatory coordinator for the college.

Although the focus will be on native species, Buckingham said information provided will relate to many seed kinds available in the marketplace. The program has been approved for Certified Crop Adviser continuing education credits. 

“This school will also provide purchasers with info related to seed quality that will assist them in making decisions about what to look for before making purchases and will also provide crop consultants with basic information about native species and assist them in making recommendations to their clientele,” Buckingham said.

The registration fee is paid for by the college’s Barnhart Fund for Excellence. Those planning to attend should contact Karen Nichol at (859) 257-2785 or kmnich4@uky.edu

Contact: 

Writer: Terri McLean 859-257-4736, ext. 276

Contact: David Buckingham, 859-257-2785