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 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.




2016 National Variety Testing Meeting - Feb. 8-10, 2016 - Tampa/St. Pete Beach, FL

The 2016 meeting will be held February 8-10, 2016 at the SIRATA Beach Resort in St. Pete Beach, FL. This resort was used by SCC-33 for the 2010 meeting and has exellent meeting facilities, ammenities and a great beach.

Sirata Beach Resort Site 500 Gulf Blvd. St. Pete Beach, FL 33706 800-344-5999

Pre-Registration for 2016 SCC-33 Variety Testing Information Exchange Group Meeting

Early Registration fee is $125, if received by January 16, 2016
(Fee covers meeting supplies, meeting room, and equipment rental)
Registration fee at the meeting is $200.

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 registration fee 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 for companies can be paid electronically using the PayPal link below.

Company Name

Meeting Details:

We will begin Monday night the 8th with a reception and on-site registration.  The meetings will be Tuesday and Wednesday.  During the conference sessions, break refreshments are included in our registration fee but all meals are on your own.  We will send out an agenda closer to the meeting date and post it on the SCC33 website.

When contacting the Hotel by phone to make your room reservations, reference “SCC-33 Variety Testing Meeting”.  If you are making online reservations, use the Group Code ”SCC” to access the discount and to make sure our group gets credit against our reserved block of rooms.  Only King single rooms and Queen double rooms are available ($164) from the website with our Group code.  If you would like to upgrade to a different style room, you need to call the front desk at the number below and give them our Group code. The deadline for the group rate is January 9th so do not delay!

Sirata Beach / Group Reservations
5300 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
Group Reservations: (800) 344-5999
Fax: (727) 363-5165

Sirata will honor the discount rate for our conference from the Sat. before through Friday after, for anyone wanting to take advantage of an extended stay before or after the meeting. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

2016 Meeting Co-Chairs:

John Gassett, University of Georgia -

Todd Vincent - Almaco -

Darin Joos -University of Illinois -



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