Seed Central is a public-private
Its purpose is to energize
seed and agbiotech industry cluster surrounding UC Davis and to
contribute to the economic development in
the region and beyond.
Seed Central facilitates communication &
research collaboration between the seed and
industry and UC Davis in order to bring
science to market faster.
UC Davis is
a world leader in seed, plant and agricultural
sciences. Some 100 seed and seed-related companies are
located near UC Davis and benefit greatly
from its proximity, but the influence of UC
Davis extends throughout the USA and far beyond.
Established in 2010, Seed
Central is an initiative of
the Seed Biotechnology Center at UC Davis
and SeedQuest, joined by a growing number of companies and organizations in
the global seed and food industry.
article about Seed Central in CSA News,
official magazine for members of the
American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science
Society of America, and Soil Science Society
reinforce the collaboration between
university and industry in the region,
science to market faster to strengthen university and
research collaboration and IP
& technology transfer,
attract innovative companies
to the region,
get talented individuals to view UC Davis
as a great place for advanced degrees
the Seed Central region as a prime location for exciting careers,
strengthen for all participants the
benefits of operating within a dynamic and innovative
ensure that the region retains its
preeminence in the rapidly growing field of
competing seed and agbiotech hubs.
Attend the next Seed Central events......
Thursday, October 27
Special Seed Central
& Food Central
to get to know each other better and to
meet the Seed Central members and all
others who attend our networking events.
USDA ARS researchers based in
UC Cooperative Extension specialists
and Farm Advisors based in Salinas,
UC Davis scientists based in Salinas,
members of the Grower-Shipper
Association of Central California,
Hartnell College professors,
administrators and students, and
University Monterey Bay professors,
administrators and students
UC Davis CA&ES Aggie
Each entity will get 5 minutes to
present itself. Then, 90 minutes of
networking with buffet lunch, in a
setting conducive to mixing and meeting
as many people as possible.
Dean of UC Davis College of Agricultural &
Environmental Resources, will attend the event.