SCC-33 National Crop Variety Testing Group

SCC-33 National Variety Testing Group

SCC-33 (formerly SRIEG-33) was formed in 1983 and provides a national forum for information exchange between state crop variety testing programs and the seed/agribusiness industry. The group is primarily composed of university variety testing specialists, breeders, & extension specialists, seed company and small plot research equipment & technology company representatives, but is open to anyone interested in this area of research.

Primary objectives are to improve state variety testing programs by: learning new techniques / technologies related to variety testing and to understand the goals, new seed technologies and future direction of seed company interests, and to provide an interface for discussion and resolution of problems common to public institutions and private organizations. Other goals are to expedite the transfer of information to crop producers and agribusiness clientele; maintain directory of variety testing personnel and web links to state programs and seed companies/agribusiness; recognize individuals who have made significant contributions in the area of variety testing.




2018 Meeting will be held February 4-6, 2018 at Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Our venue will be the Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach.  The hotel is on the beach and they’ve given us a room rate of $219.  For those who want to come early or stay late, the hotel will honor that rate for three days pre/post conference.

 The format will be like last year where we gather to watch the Super Bowl on Feb. 4th and begin our meeting the morning of Feb. 5th.  We’ll adjourn around noon on the 6th

The hotel does not have a suite large enough to host our Super Bowl party.  Rather than use a meeting room at the hotel, I’ve contacted Bubba Gump Shrimp Co and made arrangements for us to gather there and enjoy food, drink, and football together.  The restaurant is only a couple blocks from the hotel.



Pre-Registration for 2018 SCC-33 Variety Testing Information Exchange Group Meeting

Early Registration fee is $300, if received by January 8, 2018
(Fee covers meeting supplies, equipment rental, meeting room, three meals, refreshments and a social )
Registration fee at the meeting is $350.

Please make check payable to SCC-33

Mail check and completed Pre-Registration Form to:
Debra Ahrent
Rice Research & Extension Center
2900 Hwy. 130 East
Stuttgart, AR 72160 

New for this year, the pre-registration fee ($300) can be paid electronically using the PayPal link below. When paying electronically please e-mail the Pre-Registration Form to Debra Ahrent at .

Name of Registrant

The display table fee ($300) for companies can be paid electronically using the PayPal link below.

Company Name


2018 Meeting Co-Chairs:

Ryan Higginbotham - Washington State University -

Tamra Boucher - HALDRUP USA -

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