Top of mind for the seed industry this fall and winter is Seed Synergy. The CSI board is fully behind the Seed Synergy work and recently endorsed the White Paper at its November 2018 board meeting. Seed establishments and seed laboratories should fee
Efficiency is key in just about every area of our lives, especially in these days of modern technology where we’re used to everything being accessible with the click of a button. I imagine it’s frustrating for people working in the seed industry
Back in November of 2017 I used this space to give some insights on the federal government’s Recognition of Export Grain Analysis by Authorized Laboratories (REGAL) program, which will provide Canadian exporters the option of having their grain sh
At the Canadian Seed Institute, we’ve always prided ourselves on our ability to branch out and seize new opportunities. This year, we did that with some major new initiatives that made headlines and will continue to do so as we move into 2018. The
Back in July I wrote about how the Canadian Seed Institute (CSI) is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017. Part of that celebration is a focus on the value our seed program has delivered to our Registered Seed Establishment (RSE) clients. The very
It’s a big year for the Canadian Seed Institute — our 20th anniversary. I’ve been executive director for almost seven of those years, and I’m very proud of the successes we’ve had over the past two decades and leading right up until today.
It wasn’t until Dec. 24, 1998, in a small office in Ottawa, Ont., that Jim McCullagh, who served as the Canadian Seed Institute’s (CSI) first executive director, signed the first authorization agreement with Mike Scheffel of the Canadian Food Ins