International Crop Improvement Association

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The International Crop Improvement Association, now named the Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies, evolved from the Wisconsin Crop Improvement Association (WCIA), initially called the Wisconsin Experiment Association, organized in 1901 by Ransom Asa Moore at the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Agriculture, with the help from the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Agriculture Long and Short Course graduates and farmers as means to improve and disseminate seeds.[1] The Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies was established as the International Crop Improvement Association by Professor Ransom Asa Moore of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, when he presented a proposed constitution for the organization of a national crop improvement organization on December 2, 1919 in Chicago, Illinois.[2] It was proposed that the organization be international rather than national to allow Canada to be a member.[3] Professor Ransom Asa Moore was named the first president of the organization in 1920.[4]

The Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies (AOSCA), assists clients in the production, identification, distribution and promotion of certified classes of seed and other crop propagation materials and currently has a number of member Agencies across the US, plus Global member countries located in Canada, South America, Australia and New Zealand and their mission is "To promote and facilitate the movement of seed or plant products in local, national, and international markets through the coordinated efforts of official seed certification agencies acting to evaluate, document, and verify that a seed or plant product meets certain accepted standards."[5]

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  1. ^ University of Wisconsin Agronomy Department, the First 100 Years: A Brief History of Agronomy at the University of Wisconsin--Madison from 1903 to 2002, University of Wisconsin--Madison. Dept. of Agronomy, Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System, 2003, ISBN 0967958741, 9780967958743
  2. ^ University of Wisconsin Agronomy Department, the First 100 Years: A Brief History of Agronomy at the University of Wisconsin--Madison from 1903 to 2002, University of Wisconsin--Madison. Dept. of Agronomy, Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System, 2003, ISBN 0967958741, 9780967958743
  3. ^ University of Wisconsin Agronomy Department, the First 100 Years: A Brief History of Agronomy at the University of Wisconsin--Madison from 1903 to 2002, University of Wisconsin--Madison. Dept. of Agronomy, Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System, 2003, ISBN 0967958741, 9780967958743
  4. ^ University of Wisconsin Agronomy Department, the First 100 Years: A Brief History of Agronomy at the University of Wisconsin--Madison from 1903 to 2002, University of Wisconsin--Madison. Dept. of Agronomy, Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System, 2003, ISBN 0967958741, 9780967958743
  5. ^ http://www.aosca.org/about.html

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