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 and seed 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 expidite 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.
2014 National Variety Testing Meeting - February 10-12, 2014 - San Antonio, TX
The conference will be held February 10-12 at the Holiday Inn Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas. The hotel has been very accommodating and good to work with. The meeting itself will be held on Tuesday, February 11 th from 8am – 5 pm CST. Below is a list of details for our meeting:
There are 25 rooms (we can get more if needed at our group rate) reserved for Monday and Tuesday nights at a rate of $129 (plus taxes) per night.
The rate is good for single, double and triple occupancy.
Extra nights can be reserved at the same rate if anyone would like to extend their stay or come in early.
Our room block will be held until January 10th .
Self-parking is available at the hotel for a discounted rate of $15 per day.
People will need to reference “SCC-33 Variety Testing Group” when making reservations.
Breakfast and lunch are included in the registration fee for Tuesday only. All other meals will be at the attendees expense.
Breakfast: All American
Scrambled Eggs; Choice of Bacon or Sausage; Breakfast Potatoes; Baskets of Biscuits and Pastries
Honey Infused Whipped Butter and Assorted Fruit Preserves.
Breakfast Served with Freshly Brewed Rainforest Alliance Regular and Decaffeinated Coffee, Orange Juice and Hot Tea
Two lunch options:
Option 1: Chicken Poblano
Grilled Boneless Chicken Breast served on a Bed of Sautéed Spinach, Garlic and Roma Tomatoes topped with a Poblano Cream Sauce
Option 2: Flat Iron Steak 33
Seared Flat Iron Steak Topped with Crimini Mushroom Demi Glaze and served with Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
All plated lunch entrees include Chef Selected Vegetable, Warm Rolls and Butter, Freshly Brewed
Regular and Decaffeinated Rainforest Alliance Coffee, Assortment of Hot Teas and Iced Tea
Lunch option needs to selected on the registration form so we can notify the hotel with the exact number of each.
Holiday Inn Riverwalk
217 N. St. Mary's St.
San Antonio, Texas 78205
Phone 210-224-2500 Fax 210-226-0154
2014 SCC-33 Co-chairs: Ronnie Schnell, Texas A&M & Steve Sick, NuTech Seed
Soybean Product Manager
NuTech Seed LLC
Photo from last years meeting at Ponce, Puerto Rico.