Seed Central is a public-private
Its purpose is to energize
seed and agbiotech industry cluster surrounding UC Davis and to
contribute to the economic development in
the region and beyond.
Seed Central facilitates communication &
research collaboration between the seed and
industry and UC Davis in order to bring
science to market faster.
UC Davis is
a world leader in seed, plant and agricultural
sciences. Some 100 seed and seed-related companies are
located near UC Davis and benefit greatly
from its proximity, but the influence of UC
Davis extends throughout the USA and far beyond.
Established in 2010, Seed
Central is an initiative of
the Seed Biotechnology Center at UC Davis
and SeedQuest, joined by a growing number of companies and organizations in
the global seed and food industry.
article about Seed Central in CSA News,
official magazine for members of the
American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science
Society of America, and Soil Science Society
reinforce the collaboration between
university and industry in the region,
science to market faster to strengthen university and
research collaboration and IP
& technology transfer,
attract innovative companies
to the region,
get talented individuals to view UC Davis
as a great place for advanced degrees
the Seed Central region as a prime location for exciting careers,
strengthen for all participants the
benefits of operating within a dynamic and innovative
ensure that the region retains its
preeminence in the rapidly growing field of
competing seed and agbiotech hubs.
Attend the next Seed Central events......
1:30 - 4:00 - Science session on produce
quality & safety
President/CEO, Ag Association Management
Cooperative Extension Specialist and
Pomologist, UC Davis / Director,
Horticulture Innovation Lab
Cooperative Extension Specialist, UC Davis /
Director, Postharvest Technology Center
Assistant Professor, Department of Plant
Sciences, UC Davis
Produce Category Manager, Raley's Inc.
Professor, Kinsella Endowed Chair in Food,
Nutrition and Health, UC Davis
Bayer CropScience Vegetable Seeds
4:00 - 6:00 - Networking
6:00 - 7:00
- Panel discussion
Owner & CEO, Raley's, Inc.
President & CEO, Greater Sacramento Economic
Interim Director, World Food Center, UC
Retired, Director, Center for Consumer
Research / Specialist in Cooperative
Extension Emerita, Food Science & Technology
Center, UC Davis