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 Hilton Key Largo in Key Largo, FL.

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

Our venue will be the Hilton Key Largo Resortwith a room rate of $219/night.  This is a great deal for the location and time of year.  The hotel has agreed to honor that price for three days pre/post conference.  However, you’ll want to make your reservations early!!  The pre/post rooms are based on availability.  If you are interested in coming early or staying late, please make your reservations early.  You can always cancel prior to the conference.

You may book your rooms online by clicking here, or by calling 888-871-3437. (Note that although the computer system says there is a Resort Fee, the fee is waived for our group and you will not have to pay it).

If you have any trouble making your reservation, contact our sales consultant at the hotel.  Her name is Ines and her number is: 305-602-7982.


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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