Variety Distribution and Allotments

Agronomic crop varieties released by the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station are distributed through the MCIA Foundation seed program. The Minnesota plan of seed distribution for new varieties was developed to facilitate the allotment of limited seedstocks as equitably as possible. It gives eligible growers an opportunity to participate in producing seed of the variety as soon as possible after it is released.


The seed distribution and allotment of new varieties is determined on the basis of previous certified seed production of the crop in the county. Eligible members are notified of varieties being released and area of distribution.


For more information contact:

Roger Wippler
Manager, Foundation Seed Services