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Seed Certification Act of 1959

The Idaho Legislature, at its 35th Session, enacted Senate Bill No. 107, the "Seed and Plant Certification Act of 1959". This Act designated the Regents of the University of Idaho, through the College of Agriculture of the University of Idaho, as the seed certifying agency for the State. This Act further gives the Regents of the University of Idaho the authority to designate an agent to administer and conduct the certification program.

The Regents of the University of Idaho on April 27, 1959, appointed the Idaho Crop Improvement Association, Inc., as its duly authorized agent to administer and conduct seed certification in Idaho as provided by the Seed and Plant Certification Act of 1959.

Mick and Doug
Mick Goff & Doug Boze at the Idaho Crop Improvement Association headquarters in Meridian

The Early Roots

The Idaho Crop Improvement Association, Inc. was organized in 1940 by the certified seed growers of the State. The body was incorporated April 17, 1941. The Idaho Seed Potato Growers Association voted to join the Idaho Crop Improvement Association, Inc. in 1942.  

The Association is governed by a board of ten directors. Seven directors are elected by the membership and represent the various districts of the State.  The Director of the University of Idaho Agricultural Research Station serves as an ex-officio director.  An individual appointed by the board serves as an advisor to the board.  An individual appointed by the board, serves as the executive vice president/secretary of the association.   

Meeting the Standard

Certification regulations for Idaho meet at least the minimum standards of the Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies (AOSCA). Crops approved for certification in Idaho for which rules are not in effect may be certified under the latest minimum standards as published by AOSCA.

Board of Directors

Justin Mcleod

President, District 1

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Grower

Wyatt Penfold

Vice President, District 7

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Grower

Rick Kitamura

Treasurer, District 2

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Grower

Brad Chambers

District 3

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S & W Seed

Mike Kalisek

District 4

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Grower

Brent Dame

District 5

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Grower

Curtis Stoddard

District 6

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Grower

David Hoadley

Appointed Member

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University of Idaho

Mark McGuire

Ex-Officio

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University of Idaho

Doug Boze

Exec.VP/Secretary

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ICIA

Committee Members

Seed Potato Advisory

Blair Rindlisbaker

Chair

Jeremy Arnold

Vice Chair

Jason Stoddard

Nick Johnson

Mike Telford

Doug Parkinson

Mark Johnson

Doug Hess

Jason Howell

Laura Pickard

Wes Pahl

Kamren Koompin

Dan Owen

Brit White

Doug Hanks

Smokey Gould

Alternate

Travis Blacker

Jeff Bragg

Alternate

Drew Glascock

Grass/PVG Advisory

Brandon Randall

Chair

Seeds, Inc.

Scott Blake

Ex-Officio ICIA

Karen Krych

Clearwater Seed

Justin McLeod

Grower

David Mosman

Grower

Victor Rae

General Feed & Grain

Matt Hanson

Dye Seed Ranch, Inc.

Ray Mosman

Grower

Steve Bateman

Jacklin Seed

Grain Advisory

Rob Allison

Chair

WSI

Kyle Jacobs

Grower

Brett Wilken

Scoular Company

Conrad Ricks

Grower

Luke Adams

Grower

Doug Peck

Busch Ag

Juan Juarez

Miller Coors

Sam Rosti

Grower

Kyle Renton

Pacific NW Farmers Co-op

Robin English

Lansing Grain

Alfalfa Advisory

Brad Chambers

Chair

S & W Seed

Paul Rasgorshek

Vice Chair

Grower

Kirk Whittig

Forage Genetics

Jim Briggs

Grower

Terry Perryman

United Seed Services

Doug Gross

Alforex Seeds

Randy Hulet

Forage Genetics

Jeff Hartman

Grower

Rod Price

Grower

Carl Norton

Grower

Kevin Osborne

Allied Seed

Bean Advisory

Melanie Palmer

Chair

Treasure Valley Seed

Mike Courtnay

Vice Chair

Grower

Larry Gillette

Grower

Jon Wells

Grower

Will Johnson

ADM

Jeff Darrington

Grower

Don Tolmie

Treasure Valley Seed

Roy Sneddon

Kelley Bean