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AOSA MEMBER DIRECTORY

Name / Title / YearOrganizationEmailPhone
James Smith, President (2026)
Mississippi State Seed Testing Lab
705 Stone Blvd. R.H. McCarty Bldg.
Mississippi State Mississippi 39762
JamesS@mdac.ms.govTelephone: 662-325-3993
Johnny Zook, President (2024)
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
Bureau of Plant Industry
2301 North Cameron St.
Harrisburg Pennsylvania 17110
jzook@pa.govTelephone: 717-787-4894
Diandra Viner, Vice President (2026)
Minnesota Department of Agriculture
601 Robert Street North
St. Paul Minnesota 55155
diandra.viner@state.mn.usTelephone: 651-201-6450
Lynn Robinson, Secretary-Treasurer (2027)
Nebraska Crop Improvement Association
268 Plant Sciences Hall
Lincoln Nebraska 68583
lrobinson2@unl.eduTelephone: 402-472-8640
Gordon Baldridge, Board Member (2025)
Arkansas Department of Agriculture
#1 Natural Resources Drive
Little Rock Arkansas 72205
gordon.baldridge@agriculture.arkansas.govTelephone: +15012251598
Jeanna Mueller, Board Member (2025)
North Dakota State Seed Laboratory
P.O. Box 5257
Fargo North Dakota 58105
jmueller@ndseed.ndsu.eduTelephone: 701-231-5400
Victor Vankus, Board Member (2026)
USDA Forest Service
5675 Riggins Mill Rd.
Dry Branch Georgia 31020
victor.vankus@usda.govTelephone: 478-751-3551
Emily Lapinel, Board Member (2025)
New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets
6 Harriman Campus Road
Albany New York 12206
emily.lapinel@agriculture.ny.govTelephone: 
Nish Patel, Board Member (2027)
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
Bureau of Plant Industry 2301 North Cameron St.
Harrisburg Pennsylvania 177110
nishpatel@pa.govTelephone: 
Leanna Leach, Board Member (2027)
South Carolina Department of Agriculture
123 Ballard Court
West Columbia South Carolina 29172
lleach@scda.sc.govTelephone: 803-939-5758
Todd Erickson, Ex-Officio Board Member ()
USDA, AMS, S&T, Seed Regulatory & Testing Division
801 Summit Crossing Place Suite C
Gastonia North Carolina 28054
todd.erickson@ams.usda.govTelephone: 704-852-4189
Proficiency Testing is REQUIRED.
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Alabama State Seed Laboratory

Seed Division
Dept. of Agriculture & Industry

P.O. Box 336
1445 Federal Drive
Montgomery, AL 361090-0336

Telephone: (334) 240-7140
Fax: (334) 240-7193
https://www.agi.alabama.gov
Division Director Andy Tipton
Telephone: (334) 240-7182Email: andy.tipton@alabama.gov
Staff
Title
Accreditation
Andrae McMillian, CSA, RST
andrae.mcmillian@agi.alabama.gov
Lab Director
Purity & Germination, SCST RST
Germination Lab Supervisor
Purity & Germination
Purity Lab Supervisor
Purity & Germination
Seed Analyst
Seed Analyst
Administrative Support Assistant III
Seed Analyst
Seed Analyst
Administrative Support Assistant II
Tests Performed: Purity, Germination, Noxious Exam, Cool Germination Test, Accelerated Aging, Tall Fescue Endophyte Test, Herbicide Resistance, and TZ testing
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Alaska Plant Materials Center


Alaska State Seed Laboratory

5310 Bodenburg Spur Road
Palmer, AK 99645-9706

Telephone: (907) 74504469
Fax: (907) 746-1568
https://www.plants.alaska.gov/seedtest
Lab does not have any management.
Staff
Title
Accreditation
Lyubomir (Lubo) Mahlev
lyubomir.mahlev@alaska.gov
Seed Lab Manager / Seed Analyst
Purity & Germination
Seed Cleaning & Storage Programs
Tests Performed: Purity, Germination, Noxious Exam, TZ, Seed Count, Moisture Test
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Arizona State Agricultural Laboratory


Arizona State Agricultural Laboratory

1688 W. Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Telephone: (602) 744-4915
Fax: (602) 542-6109
https://agriculture.az.gov
Laboratory Manager Dave Mills
Biology Manager Joseph Alexander Carvajal
Staff
Title
Accreditation
Miso Miovcic
mmiovcic@azsal.gov
Seed Analyst
Purity & Germination
Angela Yau
ayau@azsal.gov
Seed Analyst
Tests Performed: Purity, Germination, Noxious Weed Exam, TZ, Cotton Cool Test, Vigor, and Fluorescence Testing on all Cereal, Legume, Cotton, Turf Grass, Vegetable, Flower, and Native Species of Seed
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Arkansas Department of Agriculture


Arkansas Department of Agriculture

#1 Natural Resources Drive
Little Rock, AR 72205

Telephone: (501) 225-1598
Fax: (501) 225-7213
https://www.agriculture.arkansas.gov
Seed Laboratory Supervisor Gordon Baldridge, CSA-G (Germination)
Staff
Title
Accreditation
Senior Seed Analyst
Purity & Germination
Seed Analyst
Seed Analyst
Tests Performed: Purity, Germination, Noxious Weed Exam, Moisture, Accelerated Aging, Tetrazolium, Hypocotyl, Peroxidase, Phenol, Cool Test, Coleoptile, Fluorescence Test, Herbicide Resistance Bio-assay
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California Dept. of Food and Agriculture

Seed Science Laboratory
Plant Pest Diagnostics Center

3294 Meadowview Road
Sacramento, CA 95832-1448

Telephone: (916) 262-1100
Fax: (916) 262-1190
https://www.cdfa.ca.gov
Lab Lead Dr. Riad Baalbaki, CSA-G (Germination)
Telephone: 916-738-6699Email: riad.baalbaki@cdfa.ca.gov
Staff
Title
Accreditation
Emi Kuroiwa, CSA
emi.kuroiwa@cdfa.ca.gov
Associate Seed Botanist
Purity & Germination
Environmental Scientist
Environmental Scientist
Seed Herbarium Volunteer
Purity & Germination
Dr. Robert (Bob) Price
robert.price@cdfa.ca.gov
Seed Herbarium Volunteer
Purity
Tests Performed: Purity Analysis, Germination, Noxious Exam, Bulk Exam, Disseminule Identification, Phytosanitary Exam, Other Species Exam (Complete, Reduced, Limited), Field Run Clean-out Assessment, Anthropological and Archaeological Identification, Cold Tests, TZ, Accelerated Aging, X-Ray, Seed Count, Moisture Test, Fluorescence Tests, Bi-Directional Thermo Gradient Germination/Vigor Assessment, Seedling Performance Tests
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Colorado Seed Laboratory


Colorado State University

4616 Frontage Road
Fort Collins, CO 80524

Telephone: (970) 491-6406
Fax: (970) 491-1173
https://www.seds.colostate.edu
Seed Program Director Laura Pottorff
Telephone: (970) 491-4366Email: laura.pottorff@colostate.edu
Staff
Title
Accreditation
Randy Crowl, CSA, RST
randy.crowl@colostate.edu
Laboratory Manager
Purity & Germination
Seed Analyst
Seed Analyst
Seed Analyst
Tests Performed: Purity, Germination, Sand Germination, Dormancy, Noxious Exam, TZ, Cut Test, Caryopsis/burr, Export Exam, Seeds/lb., Test (Bushel) Weight, Poa Annua Exam, Fluorescence Test, Moisture Exam, Clearfield Confirmed
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Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station




123 Huntington Street
P. O. Box 1106
New Haven, CT 06504-1106

Telephone: (203) 974-8601
Fax: (203) 974-8502
https://www.ct.gov/caes
Lab Supervisor/Plant Pathologist Dr. Yonghao Li
Staff
Title
Accreditation
Felicia Millett
Felicia.Millett@ct.gov
Plant Diagnostician
Tests Performed: Purity and Germination of vegetable, lawn and crop seeds, Fluorescence test, Noxious Exam
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Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services


Florida State Seed Laboratory

3125 Conner Boulevard
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1650

Telephone: (850) 617-7825
Fax: (850) 617-7844
https://www.fdacs.gov
Seed Section Manager Elizabeth Schneider
Staff
Title
Accreditation
Michael Kelley, RST, CSA
michael.kelley@fdacs.gov
Biological Scientist III
Purity & Germination
Holly Candler - Higgins, RST, CSA
holly.candler@fdacs.gov
Biological Scientist III
Purity & Germination
Assistant Bureau Chief
Biological Scientist I
Carlos Agosto-Alberti
carlos.agosto@fdacs.gov
Biological Scientist I
Biological Scientist I
Environmental Specialist I
Tests Performed: Purity, Germination, Noxious Exam, Corn Cold Test, Fluorescence Test-(oats & ryegrass), Herbicide Tolerance (Field Corn, Cotton, Soybeans, Tetrazolium
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Georgia Dept. of Agriculture Seed Division


Tifton Laboratory

P.O. Box 1507
3150 U.S. Hwy. 41 South
Tifton, GA 31793

Telephone: (229) 386-3557
Fax: (229) 386-7227
https://www.agr.state.ga.us
Seed Lab Director Todd Leeson
Staff
Title
Accreditation
Seed Analyst I
Shonda Sears, CSA-G
shonda.sears@agr.georgia.gov
Seed Analyst I
Germination
Jenny Hall, CSA
jenny.hall@agr.georgia.gov
Telephone: 229-386-3145
Seed Analyst I
Purity & Germination
Vanessa Richardson, CSA-G
vanessa.richardson@agr.georgia.gov
Seed Analyst I
Germination
Seed Analyst I
Seed Analyst I
Seed Analyst I
Seed Analyst I
Seed Analyst I
Seed Analyst I
Seed Analyst I
Seed Analyst I
Tests Performed: Purity, Germination, Noxious Exam, Seed Count, TZ, Vigor and Variety Tests
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Idaho State Seed Laboratory




2240 Kellogg Lane
Boise, ID 83712

Telephone: (208) 332-8630 (Admin), (208) 332-8635 (Purity), (208) 332-8633 (Germ)
Fax: (208) 334-3482
https://www.agri.state.id.us/AGRI/Categories/Laboratories/Seed/indexSeedLabHome.php
Agriculture Bureau Chief Daniel Salmi
Technical Records Specialist Nancy Bettencourt
Staff
Title
Accreditation
Stacy LaMastra, CSA
Stacy.Lamastra@isda.idaho.gov
Lab Supervisor/Principal Analyst
Purity & Germination
Seed Analyst
Snjezana Dacic, CSA-P
Snjezana.Dacic@isda.idaho.gov
Senior Seed Analyst
Purity
Seed Analyst
Seed Analyst
Seed Analyst
Seed Analyst
Tests Performed: Purity, Germination, Noxious Exams, Tetrazolium, Oven Moisture, Undesirable Grass Seed, All States Noxious, Cold Tests, Fluorescence, Sod Quality, Quarantines, Roundup ready trait testing
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Illinois Department of Agriculture

Seed Laboratory
Bureau of API

801 Sangamon Ave.
P.O. Box 19281
Springfield, IL 62794-9281

Bureau Chief Jeff Squibb
Telephone: 217-785-8212Email: Jeff.Squibb@Illinois.gov
Staff
Title
Accreditation

No staff members found for this lab.

Tests Performed: Purity, Germination, Noxious Exams, TZ, Seed Count/LB, Moisture, Trait Testing, ELISA Lateral Flow and Bioassay
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Indiana State Seed Lab


Purdue University

175 S. University St.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-1154

Telephone: (765) 494-1557
Fax: (765) 496-3967
https://www.oisc.purdue.edu
Seed Administrator Jessica McVay, CSA (Purity & Germination)
Telephone: 765-494-9832 Email: jgray@purdue.edu
Staff
Title
Accreditation
Scottie Pouliot, CSA
sbrittsa@purdue.edu
Seed Analyst
Purity & Germination
Seed Analyst
Chase MacPherran
cmacpherran@purdue.edu
Seed Analyst
Tests Performed: Noxious, Purity, Germination, Complete test, Seed Count, Immunoassay Strip Test, Interstate Noxious Weed
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Iowa State University Seed Laboratory




109 Seed Science Center
2115 Osborn Drive
Ames, IA 50011-3228

Telephone: (515) 294-6826
Fax: (515) 294-8303
https://www.seedlab.iastate.edu
Interim Laboratory Manager Jessica Blake, RST, CSA (Purity & Germination)
Staff
Title
Accreditation
Tess Howard
Customer Care
Dayana Carrera
Customer Care
Brooklynn Aamodt
Customer Care
Drew Miller
Seed Analyst
Kim North, CSA-G
Seed Analyst
Germination
Will Zastrow, CSA-G
Seed Analyst
Germination
Daniela Avalos-Ochoa
Research Scientist - Trait Lab
Kaitlin Metzger
Seed Health - Lab Manager
Susan Souhrada
Seed Health
Dr. Charles Block
Seed Health - Seed Pathologist
Natalie Jacobson
Seed Analyst
Leeann Wilkins
Seed Analyst
Tests Performed: Standard Germ, Tray Cold , Saturated Cold, Accelerated Aging, Mechanical Purity, Noxious Weed Exam, Moisture, Herbicide Bioassay, Immunoassay, Fast Green, Hypochlorite Seed Soak, Pathogen testing on over 400 pathogen/species combinations, other lab tests
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Kentucky Ag. Experiment Station Seed Laboratory


Division of Regulatory Services

103 Regulatory Services Bldg.
University of KentuckyLexington, KY 40546-0275

Telephone: (859) 257-5656
Fax: (859) 257-7351
Seed Laboratory Supervisor Jonathan Collett
Staff
Title
Accreditation
Nining Sutardjo, CSA
nining.sutardjo@uky.edu
Research Analyst
Purity & Germination
Catherine O'Neal
cconeal@uky.edu
Research Analyst
Marilyn Smith
mm.smith@uky.edu
Staff Assistant
Catherine Perkins
cate.perkins@uky.edu
Administrative Research Assistant Principal
Research Analyst
Tests Performed: Purity, Germination, Noxious Exams, Fungal Endophyte, TZ, Accelerated Aging, Cold Test, Seed Count, Hypocotyl Color Test, Peroxidase Test, Fluorescence Test, Treated Seed Germination, Test Weight, Moisture Testing, Herbicide Bioassay
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Louisiana State Seed Testing Laboratory




5825 Florida Blvd. Suite 3004
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Director of Seed Programs Lester Cannon
Staff
Title
Accreditation
Janet Riggle
Germination Analyst
Valerie Spencer
Purity Analyst
Perphyria Douglas
Purity Analyst
Mark Spencer, CSA-G
Purity Analyst
Germination
Kacy Hewes
Germination Analyst
Pamela Martin
Germination Analyst
Tests Performed: Purity, Germination, Noxious Weed Seed Exam, Accelerated Aging, Tetrazolium, Seed Counts, Red Rice Exam, Cool Test, Bulk Exam, Fluroescence Test
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Maryland State Seed Laboratory


Maryland Dept. of Agriculture

50 Harry S. Truman Parkway
Annapolis, MD 21401

Telephone: (410) 841-5960
Fax: (410) 841-5969
https://mda.maryland.gov/plants-pests/Pages/turf_seed.aspx
Chief Dale Morris
Staff
Title
Accreditation
Program Manager
Secretary
Supervising Analyst
Purity & Germination
Kim MacFarland, CSA
kim.macfarland@maryland.gov
Seed Analyst Advanced
Purity & Germination
Madeline Rivard, CSA-G
madelinee.rivard@maryland.gov
Seed Analyst II
Germination
Seed Analyst II
Seed Analyst I
Seed Analyst I
Tests Performed: Purity, Germination, Noxious Exams, Cold Testing, Accelerated Aging, Seed Counts, TZ, Peroxidase Testing, and Round-up Ready Testing
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Minnesota Department of Agriculture

Laboratory Services Division
MDA/MDH Lab Building

601 Robert Street North
St. Paul, MN 55155-2531

Telephone: (651) 201-6450
Supervisor of Plant & Seed Analysis Diandra Viner, RST, CGT
Staff
Title
Accreditation
Regulatory Administrator
Adam Schrankler, CSA
Adam.Schrankler@state.mn.us
Telephone: 651-201-6150
Laboratory Scientist II
Purity & Germination
Sunita Young, RST
Sunita.Young@state.mn.us
Telephone: 651-201-6570
Laboratory Scientist II
Purity & Germination
Andrew Helm
andrew.helm@state.mn.us
Telephone: 651-201-6152
Seasonal Seed Analyst
Cassandra Ward
Cassandra.Ward@state.mn.us
Telephone: 651-201-6236
Laboratory Scientist I
Sara Bratsch, PhD
sara.bratsch@state.mn.us
Telephone: 651-201-6404
Research Scientist II
Tests Performed: Purity, Germination, Noxious Exam, TZ, Fluorescence-Ryegrass, Seed Count, Identification
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Mississippi State Seed Testing Laboratory


Mississippi Dept. of Agriculture

P O Box 5207
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Telephone: (662) 325-3992
Fax: (662) 325-3833
Director James Smith, CSA,RST (Germination & Purity)
Staff
Title
Accreditation
Candace Rushing
candace@mdac.ms.gov
Consumer Protection Specialist II
Renee Howell
renee@mdac.ms.gov
Consumer Protection Specialist II
Consumer Protection Specialist II
Sara Martin
sara@mdac.ms.gov
Consumer Protection Specialist I
Robert Outlaw
robert1@mdac.ms.gov
Consumer Protection Specialist I
Administrative Assistant IV
Tests Performed: Purity, Germination, Noxious Exam, TZ, Accelerated Aging, Cool Germination (Cotton), Tall Fescue Endophyte Testing
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Missouri State Seed Control Laboratory


Missouri Department of Agriculture

1616 Missouri Blvd, Box 630
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Telephone: (573) 751-4340
Fax: (573) 526-7777
Program Manager for Bureau of Feed, Seed and Treated Lumber Mary Koestner
Telephone: 573-751-8320Email: mary.koestner@mda.mo.gov
Laboratory Manager Melissa Nichols
Telephone: (573) 522-9245Email: melissa.nichols@mda.mo.gov
Staff
Title
Accreditation
Seed Analyst I
Germination
Seed Analyst III
Purity & Germination
Eileen Pierson
eileen.pierson@mda.mo.gov
Telephone: 573-522-6784
Administrative Support Professional
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Montana State Seed Laboratory


Montana State University

PO Box 173145
Bozeman, MT 59717-3145

Telephone: (406) 994-2141
Fax: (406) 994-3786
https://plantsciences.montana.edu/seedlab/
Seed Laboratory Manager Bridget Westfall, CSA-P, RST (Purity)
Telephone: (406) 994-2141Email: Bridget.westfall@montana.edu
Staff
Title
Accreditation
Faye Jorgensen, CSA
Senior Seed Analyst
Purity & Germination
Erik Hayes
Program Manager
Trey Johnson
Seed Analyst (in training)
Heather Musselman
Seed Analyst (in training
Tests Performed: Purity, Germination, Noxious Exam, TZ, BSMV (Barley Stripe Mosaic Virus), KOH (sodium hydroxide), Moisture, Ascochyta, Clearfield Confirmed, Utricle Fill, Seed Identification, Seed Count, Digital Imaging Services, Co-Axium, Electro-Conductivity
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Nebraska Crop Improvement Association




267 Plant Science Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583

Telephone: (402) 472-1444
Fax: (402) 472-8652
https://www.necrop.org
Manager Steve Pageler
Staff
Title
Accreditation
Lynn Robinson, RST
lrobinson2@unl.edu
Telephone: 402-472-8640
Lab Services Supervisor
Purity & Germination, Clearfield Confirmed
Diane Brestel
dbrestel1@unl.edu
Administrative Assistant
Seed Lab Technician
Tests Performed: Crop & Weed ID’s, Purity, Noxious, Germ, Sod Quality, UGS, TZ, Vigor, Roundup Tolerance, Seeds/lb. Moisture, KOH, Clearfield Confirmed
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New Jersey State Seed Laboratory

Division of Plant Industry
New Jersey Department of Agriculture

3 Schwarzkopf Drive
Ewing, NJ 08628

Telephone: (609)406-6950
Fax: (609) 406-6960
Seed Lab Supervisor Marcello Mangano
Staff
Title
Accreditation
Principal Seed Analyst
Germination
Tests Performed: Purity, Germination, Noxious Exam, Vigor Tests, TZ, Electrophoresis
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New Mexico State Seed Laboratory


New Mexico State University

973 Agricultural Way
NMSU
Las Cruces, NM 88003

Telephone: (575) 646-3407
Fax: (575) 646-1540
https://www.nmda.nmsu.edu
Laboratory Supervisor Kathleen Willey, CSA (Purity & Germination)
Staff
Title
Accreditation

No staff members found for this lab.

Tests Performed: Purity, Germination, Noxious Exam, TZ
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New York State Seed Testing Laboratory


New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets

6 Harriman Campus Road
Albany, NY 12206

Telephone: (518) 457-4035
Seed Lab Director Kyle Arvin, CSA (Purity & Germination)
Staff
Title
Accreditation
Food Laboratory Specialist II (Seed)
Purity & Germination
Food Laboratory Specialist II (Seed)
Purity & Germination
Tests Performed: Purity, Germination, Noxious Exam, Rough Purity (for unclean chaffy seed lots), Seed Fill Checks (aids in harvest decisions), Accelerated Aging, Corn Cold Test, Seed Counts, Moisture, Test Weights, Tetrazolium test, Seed Identificationother specialized tests available by request Reports available through email, secure website download, fax, and always by US mail
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North Carolina Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Seed Section
NCDA and Consumer Services

PO Box 27647, 216 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC, 27603

Telephone: (919) 707-3730
Fax: (919) 733-1041
https://www.ncagr.gov
Seed Lab Supervisor Ronwood Harris, CSA (Purity and Germination)
Telephone: (919) 707-3737Email: Ronwood.Harris@ncagr.gov
Staff
Title
Accreditation
Andre J. Austin
Andre.Austin@ncagr.gov
Seed Analyst
Seed Analyst
Seed Analyst
William A. Thompson
William.A.Thompson@ncagr.gov
Seed Analyst
Seed Analyst
Seed Analyst
Nathan Wilder, CSA-G
Nathan.Wilder@ncagr.gov
Seed Analyst
Germination
Crystal Whitt, CSA
Crystal.Whitt@ncagr.gov
Seed Analyst
Purity & Germination
Seed Administrator
Tests Performed: Purity, Germination, Noxious Exam, Cold Test, Cool Test, TZ, Accelerated Aging, Phenol, Peroxidase, Sand Test, Seedling Vigor, Moisture, Roundup Ready Soybean, Tall Fescue Endophyte (seed and plant tissue), Fluorescence-Ryegrass
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North Dakota State Seed Laboratory




PO Box 5257
Fargo, ND 58105

Telephone: (701) 231-5400
Fax: (701) 231-5401
https://www.ndseed.com
Seed Laboratory Director Jeanna Mueller, CSA, RST (Purity & Germination)
Staff
Title
Accreditation
Danilo Martinez, CSA-P
dmartinez-rivera@ndseed.ndsu.edu
Seed Analyst II
Purity
Ashley Thomas, CSA-G
athomas@ndseed.ndsu.edu
Field Seed Specialist
Germination
Seed Analyst (in training)
Tests Performed: Purity, Germination, Noxious Weed Exam, Accelerated Aging, TZ, Seed Identification, Seed Count, Test Weight, Fluorescence Test, Commodity Grading of Mustard, Herbicide Tolerance- Soybeans, Clearfield Confirmed- Wheat and Lentil
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Oklahoma State Department of Agriculture

Seed Laboratory
Laboratory Services Division

2800 N. Lincoln Blvd.
PO Box 528804
Oklahoma City, OK 73105-4298

Telephone: (405) 522-5458
Fax: (405) 522-1855
Section Supervisor Wade Krivanek, CSA
State Seed Program Administrator Tori Gillispie
Telephone: (405) 522-5452Email: tori.gillispie@ag.ok.gov
Staff
Title
Accreditation
Seed Analyst III
Laboratory Technician III
Tests Performed: Purity, Germination, Noxious Exam, Cold Tests, AA, Phenol Testing of Wheat, TZ
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Oregon State University Seed Laboratory

OSU Seed Laboratory
Oregon State University

3291 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331-3801

Telephone: (541) 737-4464
Fax: (541) 737-2126
Email:  seedlab@oregonstate.edu
https://seedlab.oregonstate.edu/
Director of Seed Services Daniel Curry
Seed Laboratory Manager David Stimpson PhD
Special Testing Unit Supervisor Dr. Sabry Elias, PhD, CSA-G (Germination)
Germination Unit Supervisor Yea-ching WU, PhD
Quality Manager Katie Bewley
Office Manager Lorinda Hughes
Staff
Title
Accreditation
Intake & Requests Coordinator
Reporting Coordinator
Office Support Coordinator
Cindy House, CSA-G
cindy.house@oregonstate.edu
Seed Analyst 2-Germination Unit
Germination
Barbara Bennett, CSA-G
barbara.bennet@oregonstate.edu
Seed Analyst 2-Germination Unit
Germination
Seed Analyst 1-Germination Unit
Seed Analyst 1-Germination Unit
Microbiologist 1 - Special Testing Unit
BioTech2-Special Testing Unit
Seed Analyst 2-Purity Unit
Scott Weston, CSA-P
scott.weston@oregonstate.edu
Seed Analyst 2-Purity Unit
Purity
Seed Analyst 2-Purity Unit
Seed Analyst 2-Purity Unit
Seed Analyst 2-Purity Unit
Seed Analyst 1-Purity Unit
Seed Analyst 1-Purity Unit
Seed Analyst 1-Purity Unit
Seed Analyst Entry-Purity Unit
Seed Analyst Entry-Purity Unit
Seed Analyst Entry-Purity Unit
Tests Performed: Purity, All-States noxious weed seed exam, Oregon Sod Quality exam, UGS exam, Crop & Weed exam, Bentgrass species separation, seed identification, pest & disease exams, Orobanche Test, soil exam, ergot exam, germination, tetrazolium (TZ), excised embryo, cold test, fluorescence, varietal fluorescence level tests (VFL), ammonia test, vernalization and grow-out tests for ryegrass, endophyte test, x-ray test, chemical tests to detect seed injury/damage, chromosome count and ploidy by cytometry, phenol test, sodium hydroxide (NaOH) test for wheat, Clearfield Wheat Bioassay, seed moisture content, seed weight and number per pound, soil seed-bank test, digital imaging, individualized research projects, and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometry (NMR) to detect oil, protein, and moisture
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Pennsylvania State Seed Laboratory




2301 N. Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110-9408

Seed Program Supervisor Johnny Zook, CSA (Purity & Germination)
Email: jzook@pa.gov
Staff
Title
Accreditation
Nish Patel, CSA
nishpatel@pa.gov
Seed Laboratory Supervisor
Purity & Germination
Bouchra El Gharib, CSA
belgharib@pa.gov
Seed Analyst
Purity & Germination
James Hoffman, CSA-G
jameshof@pa.gov
Seed Lab Technician
Germination
Jordan Vereb
jvereb@pa.gov
Seed Lab Technician
Tests Performed: Purity, Germination, Noxious Exam, Cold Tests, TZ, Roundup testing on corn and soybean, Seed Counts
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South Carolina Department of Agriculture

Seed Laboratory


123 Ballard Court
West Columbia, SC 29172

Lab Services Department 
Telephone: (803) 737-9714
Director Adam Leaphart, Ph.D., M(ASCP)CM
Staff
Title
Accreditation
Leanna Leach, CSA-G
lleach@scda.sc.gov
Seed Laboratory Supervisor
Germination
Seed Analyst
Seed Analyst
Seed Analyst
Tests Performed: Purity, Germination, Noxious Exam, Round-Up Ready Test, Count per Pound
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South Dakota State University Seed Laboratory

Seed Testing Laboratory


AHPS Department
Box 2100A
Brookings, SD 57007

Director Brent Turnipseed, PhD, CSA, RST (Purity & Germination)
Staff
Title
Accreditation
Kathy Mathiason, CSA, RST, CGT
katherine.mathiason@sdstate.edu
Assistant Manager
Purity & Germination, SCST RST & CGT
Hannah Gillen, CSA-G
hannah.gillen@sdstate.edu
Germination Supervisor
Germination
Brent Turnipseed, PhD, CSA, RST
brent.turnipseed@sdstate.edu
Variety ID/Verification
Purity & Germination, SCST RST
Neal R. Foster PhD, RST
Neal.Foster@sdstate.edu
Executive Director SDCIA
Purity & Germination, SCST RST
Senior Secretary
Tests Performed: Purity, Germination, Noxious, Rough Purity (for uncleaned chaffy seed lots), Seed Fill Checks (aids in harvest decisions), Accelerated Aging, Corn Cold Test, Soybean Roundup Ready Test, Axigen Seed Assay, Seed Counts, Protein, Moisture, Test Weights, Tetrazolium test, Varietal Identification/Verification (HPLC), Seed Identification, Barley Smut Test, other specialized tests available by request. Reports available through email, secure website download, and always by US mail
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Texas Department of Agriculture




PO Box 12847
Austin, TX 78711
Giddings Seed Laboratory
PO Box 629
Giddings, TX 78942

Director for Agriculture Commodity Programs Randy Rivera
Seed Quality Manager Jeff Claxton, CSA (Purity & Germination)
Staff
Title
Accreditation
Seed Analyst
Purity & Germination
Seed Analyst
Purity & Germination
Seed Analyst
Tests Performed: Germination, Cold Tests, Accelerated Aging, Cool-warm index on cotton, Red Rice Test
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Utah Department of Agriculture & Food

State Seed Laboratory


4315 South 2700 West
TSOB South Building, Floor 2
PO Box 146500
Taylorsville, UT 84129-2128

Telephone: 801-982-2309
https://www.ag.utah.gov
Seed Program Manager Mark Ashcroft
Telephone: 435-752-6263Email: mashcroft@utah.gov
Seed Lab Manger Terry S. Freeman, CSA ( Purity & Germination)
Telephone: 801-982-2309Email: terryfreeman@utah.gov
Staff
Title
Accreditation
Duane Smith, CSA
duanesmith@utah.gov
Seed Analyst
Purity & Germination
Sarah Schulthies, CSA
sschulthies@utah.gov
Seed Analyst
Purity & Germination
Seed Analyst
Tests Performed: Purity, Germination, Noxious Exam, TZ, Cut Test, Embryo Analysis (Loose Smut), Seed Counts, Moisture, Identification
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Virginia State Seed Laboratory


Virginia Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services

600 N. Fifth St. Rm. 232
Richmond, VA 23219

Telephone: (804) 786-8795
Fax: (804) 371-7790
Laboratory Manager Shanne Stapleton, CSA (Purity & Germination)
Telephone: (804) 786-3893Email: shanne.stapleton@vdacs.virginia.gov
Staff
Title
Accreditation
Senior Seed Analyst
Purity & Germination
Pamela S. Roberts, CSA
pamela.roberts@vdacs.virginia.gov
Senior Seed Analyst
Purity & Germination
Special Testing Coordinator
Seed Analyst
Seed Analyst
Seed Analyst
Seed Analyst
Seed Analyst
Tests Performed: Purity, Germination, Noxious Exam, TZ, Phenol for variety, Peroxidase testing, Electrophoresis, GMO testing, Seed Count, Visual variety testing
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Washington Seed Program


Washington Dept. of Ag.

21 N 1st Avenue, #203
Yakima, WA 98902

Telephone: (509) 249-6950, (866) 865-6137 (Toll Free)
Fax: (509) 454-4395
https://agr.wa.gov/inspection/seedinspection
Program Manager Paula Moore, M.Sc. in Ag
Telephone: (509) 249-6950Email: pmoore@agr.wa.gov
Seed Laboratory Supervisor Nancy Jones, CSA, RST (Purity & Germination)
Telephone: (509) 249-6950Email: njones@agr.wa.gov
Staff
Title
Accreditation
Amy Benfiet, CSA, RST
abenfiet@agr.wa.gov
Laboratory Technician II
Purity & Germination, SCST RST
Terri Cox, CSA, RST
tcox@agr.wa.gov
Laboratory Technician II
Purity & Germination, SCST RST
Cindy Davis, CSA, RST
cdavis@agr.wa.gov
Laboratory Technician III
Purity & Germination, SCST RST
Maryanne Tegen, CSA, RST
mtegen@agr.wa.gov
Laboratory Technician II
Purity & Germination, SCST RST
Elissa Romero
eromero@agr.wa.gov
Laboratory Assistant II
Carmela Martinez, CSA-G, CVT
cmartinez@agr.wa.gov
Laboratory Assistant II
Germination, SCST CVT
Juan Ballesteros, CSA-P, CPT
jballesteros@agr.wa.gov
Laboratory Technician I
Purity, SCST CPT
Jolie Robinson, CSA-P
jrobinson@agr.wa.gov
Laboratory Technician I
Purity
Alene Clement
aclement@agr.wa.gov
Laboratory Assistant II
Laboratory Assistant II
Laboratory Assistant II
Laboratory Assistant II
Tests Performed: Purity, Germination, TZ, Noxious Exam, ASN, UGS, Western States, Phytosanitary Exams, Fluorescence Test, Ammonia Tests, Sod Quality, Quarantines, Quality Timothy and Quality Orchardgrass Seed Certification, Seed Counts, Cold Test, Moisture Testing, Electrical Conductivity Testing, Canadian Test and Canadian Grading, Rush and Super Rush Service on request
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Wyoming Seed Analysis Lab




749 Road 9
Powell, WY 82435

Telephone: (307) 754-4750
https://www.uwyo.edu/seedlab
Manager Rachel Geary
Telephone: 307-754-4750Email: rgeary4@uwyo.edu
Staff
Title
Accreditation
Pam Bridgeman, CSA
pbridgem@wyo.edu
Seed Analyst
Purity & Germination
Tonya Espinosa
tespinos@uwyo.edu
Seed Analyst
Crystal May
cmay1@uwyo.edu
Seed Analyst
Tests Performed: Purity, Germination, Noxious Exam, Tetrazolium, Seed Count, Test Weight, Seed Fill Check (aids in harvesting/milling), Seed Identification, Moisture Testing, Clearfield Confirm
Proficiency Testing is REQUIRED.
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USDA, AMS, S&T, Seed Regulatory and Testing Division

LPS Program, AMS-USDA, Testing Section
801 Summit Crossing Place, Suite C Gastonia, North Carolina 28054

Telephone: (704) 810-8870
Fax: (704) 852-4189
http://www.ams.usda.gov/seed
Director Ernest Allen
Staff
Title
Accreditation
Todd Erickson, CSA
Todd.Erickson@usda.gov
Laboratory Supervisor
Purity & Germination
Elizabeth Stewart, CSA
Elizabeth.Stewart1@usda.gov
Botanist
Purity & Germination
Anitra Walker, CSA
Anitra.Walker@usda.gov
Botanist
Purity & Germination
Plant Physiologist
Lan Chi Trinh, CSA
Lan-Chin.Trinh@usda.gov
Seed Marketing Specialist
Purity & Germination
Botanist
Laboratory Technician
Tests Performed: Purity, Germination, Noxious Weed Seed Exam, Pathological Tests, Cold Test, TZ, Accelerated Aging, Conductivity & Moisture Testing, Seed Grading, Electrophoresis, and other variety tests including field and greenhouse grow-out tests by Federal Seed Act regulations, AOSA and ISTA Rules
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USDA-ARS-National Laboratory for Genetic Resources Preservation (NLGRP)




1111 South Mason Street
Fort Collins, CO 80521-4500

Acting Laboratory Supervisor Amy Gurza, CSA-G
Telephone: 970-492-7554Email: amy.gurza@usda.gov
Plant Genetics Resources Preservation Program
Staff
Title
Accreditation
Amy Gurza, CSA-G
Amy.Gurza@usda.gov
Bio Science Lab Technician
Germination
Safety Officer
Plant Physiologist
Bio Science Lab Technician
Samantha Leach, CSA-G
Samantha.leach@usda.gov
Bio Science Lab Technician
Germination
Bio Science Lab Technician
Bioscience Lab Tech
Bio Science Lab Technician
Bio Science Lab Technician
Bio Science Lab Technician
Bio Science Lab Technician
Christopher Richards
chris.richards@usda.gov
Population Geneticist
Plant Physiologist
Christina W. Walters
christina.walters@usda.gov
Research Leader/Plant Physiologist
Bio Science Lab Technician
Torie Kloppenborg, CSA-G
torie.kloppenborg@usda.gov
Biological Science Technician
Germination
Biological Science Technician
Biological Science Technician
Biological Science Technician
Biological Science Technician
Research Biologist
Tests Performed: Tests Performed: Seed Longevity, Deterioration, Rescue, including orthodox and recalcitrant seeds; Seed Image Analysis; Non-Seed Preservation Research
Plant Germplasm Preservation Research Unit
Staff
Title
Accreditation
Bio Science Lab Technician
Bio Science Lab Technician
Bio Science Lab Technician
Christopher Richards
chris.richards@usda.gov
Population Geneticist
Plant Physiologist
Christina W. Walters
christina.walters@usda.gov
Research Leader/Plant Physiologist
Bio Science Lab Technician
Tests Performed: Seed Longevity, Deterioration, Rescue, including orthodox and recalcitrant seeds; Seed Image Analysis; Non-Seed Preservation Research
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USDA-ARS North Central Regional Plant Introduction Station


1305 State Avenue, Ames, IA 50011

Lab Manager Lisa Pfiffner, CSA
Telephone: 515-294-2250Email: Lisa.pfiffner@usda.gov
Staff
Title
Accreditation
Lisa Pfiffner, CSA
lisa.pfiffner@usda.gov
Biological Science Lab Technician
Purity & Germination
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USDA Forest Service - National Seed Laboratory


5675 Riggins Mill Rd. Dry Branch, GA 31020-9696

Telephone: (478) 751-3551
Fax: (478) 751-4135
https://www.fs.usda.gov/nsl/
Laboratory Director Victor Vankus, CSA-G (Germination)
Telephone: 478-751-6656Email: victor.vankus@usda.gov
Staff
Title
Accreditation
Data Management Specialist
Tia Tyler, PhD.
tia.tyler@usda.gov
Laboratory Supervisor
Biological Science Technician
Tests Performed: Germination, Purity, Seed Weight, Moisture Content, TZ, Excised Embryo, and X-ray
Proficiency Testing is REQUIRED.
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CFIA Saskatoon Laboratory, Seed Science & Technology Section

Seed Laboratory
301-421 Downey Rd. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada S7N 4L8

301-421 Downey Rd.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada S7N 4L8

Telephone: (306) 385-4858
Fax: (306) 385-4944
Email:  ssts@inspection.gc.ca
SSTS Section Head Dr. Ruojing Wang
SSTS Unit Head 
Staff
Title
Accreditation
Leanne Duncan, CSA
Science Laboratory Evaluator
Purity & Germination
Nicole Wurm, CSA
Laboratory Analyst
Purity & Germination
Lei Ren
Science Laboratory Evaluator
Saliha Raman, CSA
Laboratory Technician
Purity & Germination
Qiuju (Julie) Lu, CSA-P
Laboratory Analyst
Purity
Janet Holick, CSA
Laboratory Technician
Purity & Germination
Chelsea Hayden, CSA
Laboratory Technician
Purity & Germination
Lirong Hao
Laboratory Support Technician
Maria Cumming, CSA
Laboratory Support Technician
Purity & Germination
Asanka Godakanda
Laboratory Technician
Yimeng Wang
Science Laboratory Evaluator
Angela Salzl
Laboratory Analyst
Jennifer Neudorf, CSA-P
Laboratory Analyst
Purity
Taran Meyer
Laboratory Analyst
Tanya Neudorf
Laboratory Technician
Sharon Leung, CSA
Laboratory Technician
Purity & Germination
Jo Ann Hornseth, CSA
Laboratory Technician
Purity & Germination
Janessa Emersonk, CSA
Laboratory Analyst
Purity & Germination
Nancy Denysiuk, CSA
Laboratory Technician
Purity & Germination
Yusuf Abuke
Laboratory Technician
Lisa Kirkham, CSA-G
Laboratory Technician
Germination
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Hawaii Seed Laboratory


Hawaii Department of Agriculture

1428 South King Street
Honolulu, HI 96814

Telephone: (808) 973-9524
Fax: (808) 973-9533
Acting Manager, Plant Pest Control Branch Darcy Oishi
Staff
Title
Accreditation

No staff members found for this lab.

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West Virginia Department of Agriculture

Regulatory and Environmental Affairs Division


217 Gus R. Douglass Lane
Charleston, WV 25312

Director Carrie Summers
Staff
Title
Accreditation
Josh Arbaugh
jarbaugh@wvda.us
Deputy Director of Laboratories
Zachary Kuhl
Assistant Director of Guthrie Laboratory Services
Chessie Shamblin
Registration & Compliance Supervisor
Kyra Porter
kporter@wvda.u
Seed Analyst
Tests Performed: Purity, Germination, Noxious Weed
Ben Blackburn
Canadian Grain Commission
800-303 Main Street
Winnipeg, MB CA R3C 3G8
Phone: 202-984-6540
Krista Erickson

59 Balmoral Bay
Brandon, MB CA R7A 6C4
Phone: 204-720-0052
Eric Fabrizius
Kansas Crop Improvement Association
2000 Kimball Avenue
Manhattan, KS US 66502
Phone: 785-532-6118
David Johnston

1660 Robertson Rd.
Salisbury, NC US 28146
Phone: 517-331-0564
Doug Miller
Illinois Crop Improvement Association
3105 Research Road
Champaign, IL US 61822
Phone: 217-359-4053
Fax: 217-359-4075
Dana Sutherland
Canadian Grain Commission
303 Main Street
Winnipeg, MB CA R3C 3G8
Phone: 204-805-6587
Russell Wilhelm
Nevada Department of Agriculture, Plant Industry Division
405 South 21st Street
Sparks, NV US 89431
Phone: 775-353-3711
Fax: 775-353-3661
Doris Baxter
California
Jennie Bloodgood
New Jersey
Ellen Chirco
New York
Dr. Larry Copeland
Michigan
Haniford Day
Maryland
Wendell Ditmer
West Virginia
Gail Fenderson
Oklahoma
Dwight Forsyth
Wisconsin
Dr. Wayne Guerke
Georgia
Ralph Hoffman
Pennsylvania
Louise Jensen
Oregon
James Lair
Illinois
Dr. Arnold Larsen
Colorado
Milton Meadows
Florida
William Rice
Massachusetts
Malcolm Sarna
Maryland
Jane Skinner
Louisiana
Wayne Still
Kentucky
George Spain
North Carolina
E.W. Sundermeyer
Missouri
Dr. Dennis TeKrony
Kentucky
Vivian Toole
North Carolina
Thomas Umstattd
Missouri
Loren E. Wiesner
Colorado
Don Grabe
Oregon
Annette Miller
Colorado
Deborah Meyer
California
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