Key Account Manager
Amanda Patin is the Key Account Manager for Seed Quality Testing at SGS North America, Inc. Amanda holds a master’s degree in Agricultural Education and a thesis in Entomology from the University of Arizona (1996). In 2000, following her work in insecticide resistance and a publication in Nature, Amanda began working with seed testing at SGS North America, Inc. as the Contract Laboratory Research Director. During the following 17 years, she designed and conducted research studies to evaluate seed amendments, improve current seed testing methods, develop new testing methods, evaluate mechanical damage caused during seed harvest and conditioning and assess various seed amendments for both physiological and mechanical effects to the seed and seedling. Since 2017, Amanda has been the Key Account Manager for Seed at SGS North America, Inc. Over the last 20 years Amanda has been honored to participate on various American Seed Trade Association committees and has chaired the Seed Industry Relations Committee as well as the Seed Treatment and Environmental Committee. She has also had the opportunity to serve on the Seed Science Foundation subject matter panel and the SeedWORLD editorial board and has also acted as an associate editor for Seed Technology. Amanda is passionate about providing customer care and technical expertise in seed testing to help others grow their seed quality testing knowledge while providing seed assessment services for quality and newly developed products. In Brookings, SD, Amanda spends her spare time being outdoors with her family. She has spent many hours watching her son play baseball and daughter perform dance. She also enjoys traveling to new places and experimenting with cooking new recipes, sometimes to the delight of others and sometimes not.