Washington State Crop Improvement Association, Inc., is a non-profit organization working with Washington State University, Washington State Department of Agriculture and Washington seed growers and conditioners to develop, produce and distribute certified seed in order to improve crop yields in Washington.
Working through education, instruction and promotion, Washington State Crop Improvement Association, Inc., is the official Washington State agency for foundation seed and for seed certification of Buckwheat, Chick Pea, Field Pea, Lentil, Sorghum, Small Grain and Forest Reproductive Material. Certification of seed of Grass, Dry Edible Bean and Soybean is conducted by the Washington State Department of Agriculture.
Foundation Seed Services provides high quality seed production for private and public breeding programs.
Certification Seed Services provides field inspection services required to produce certified seed and final certification of the seed applying the FSA and WAC standards.
WSCIA was established in 1946 and Articles of Incorporation signed in 1951. It was deliberately structured to be run by its members. It is governed by a Board of Directors and an Executive Committee. Directors are elected by county crop improvement association.
The officers of WSCIA (Executive Committee): President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer are selected by the Board of Directors. The officers as well as the directors act without compensation. Directors employ a manager and a full time staff to oversee the day-to-day affairs.
View our directors and executive committee.