Iverson joins NSHS Team as Program Coordinator

July 2020:

We are happy to announce that Kelly Iverson will be taking over the role of Program Coordinator within the NSHS Administrative Unit. Her responsibilities include coordinating the NSHS accreditation and auditing activities, acting as liaison with applicants and accreditees, and supporting our collaboration with USDA-APHIS on the development and implementation of the ReFreSH (Regulatory Framework for Seed Health) program, among other duties.

Kelly has an Agronomy degree from ISU and comes to us from the Iowa Crop Improvement Association, where she served as their Program Coordinator. Her prior experience includes seed production management for a small flower seed company in Iowa. She has a great love for agriculture and the seed industry and has done everything from walking soybeans, detasseling corn, cross-pollinating soybeans, prairie flower production, and seed certification.

Kelly is excited about learning a new facet of the seed industry, along with meeting and working with new people at the SSC. “I can’t wait to broaden my knowledge of seed health and laboratory seed health testing. I have experience performing phytosanitary field inspections and want to expand my knowledge further in that area as well. I bring ISO 9001 experience with me too, so if anyone ever wants to talk document control or quality management systems, I’m your person,” says Kelly.

Kelly has made her home in Ankeny, IA, since 2007 with her husband, 10-year-old daughter, and two dogs. In her spare time, she enjoys baking desserts and spending time outside with her family.

Kelly’s adventure at the ISU Seed Science Center begins on July 27; please join us in welcoming her to the NSHS team!