Seed Program Advisory Group
The Minnesota Seed Program Advisory Group was formed to provide advice to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture on how the Minnesota Seed Law is administered in the state. The group meets three times annually and the members include representatives from:
- Minnesota Corn Growers Association
- Minnesota Soybean Growers Association
- Minnesota Crop Production Retailers
- University of Minnesota College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
- Minnesota Crop Improvement Association
- Seed companies in Minnesota
- Native seed growers in Minnesota
Minnesota Crop Improvement Association
As the official seed certifying agency in Minnesota, the Minnesota Crop Improvement Association works closely with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture to ensure that all certified, registered, and foundation seed is labeled according to the Minnesota Seed Law.
Minnesota Association of County Agricultural Inspectors
The Minnesota Association of County Agricultural Inspectors (MACAI) is made up of individuals that were appointed County Agricultural Inspectors and Designated employees for each county in Minnesota. County Agricultural Inspectors help the seed program by conducting seed sampling inspections and helping with seed investigations.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture Seed Program works with local, state, and federal agencies, and other groups in order to achieve a well-distributed network with the goal of enforcing the Minnesota Seed Law.