Kentucky Crop Variety Testing
Kentucky Crop Variety Testing



SCC-33 Meeting

SCC33 National Variety Testing Group

Multi-state project SCC33 (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.

2025 SCC33 National Variety Testing Meeting

February 2-4, 2025 @ Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront - Melbourne, Florida.

Dates:  February 2nd-4th, 2025

Location:  Melbourne, FL

Hotel:  Crowne Plaza Melbourne - Oceanfront ($189 Two Queens/$199 King per night)

Room Reservation Link:  SCC33 Variety Testing Group

(Use group code “SCC” when reserving by phone 1-877-701-9252 or online)

Event Registration: Available via PayPal on the SCC33 webpage soon!

The hotel offers a free airport shuttle to Melbourne Airport (MLB). The shuttle also will take you around the local area for free. As an alternative, Orlando is a 1-hour 15-minute drive and offers many more flight options.

Vendors, please contact Steve Sick ( or myself ( directly to confirm your place for this year’s meeting, we tremendously appreciate your continued support.

Attendee Registration (University and Seed Company only)

Name of Registrant(s)

Industry / Sponsor Registration

Sponsor Table/Presentation Registration:

Or use the PayPal QR code below to pay $150.00 Meeting Registration fee:

2023 SCC33 Meeting Registration QR


2024-25 Co-chairs

Ryan Budnik - Iowa State University

Steve Sick - Latham Hi-Tech Seeds


Richard Bond - University of Arkansas

Secretary/Webmaster/Administrative Coordinator

Bill Bruening - University of Kentucky

Administrative Advisor

Robert Gilbert - University of Florida

Contact Information

Seedhouse #10 Lexington, KY 40546-0091