Atwater Meyr

Aleta Antonia Doreen Emily Gil Maribel Michael Sue

As director of the lab since 1978, Aleta, has been actively involved in seed testing, lab management, training and teaching, and several related committees since 1968. After graduating from U.C.S.B. in 1970, Aleta went on to receive her Registered Seed Technologist, R.S.T, certificate in 1971. Work for the Society includes Active Co-Chairperson for the Joint SCST, AOSA Flower Seed Committee from 1983 to 2003, being a member of the ISTA Flower Seed Committee, and accepting the Director at Large position for the SCST from 2002 until 2005. She was awarded the SCST Meritorious Service Award in 1994.
"I enjoy my days at the lab, always full of challenges and invigorating projects. The lab tests a wide variety of species, and we try to keep up with new technologies, ever-changing workloads, in-house quality control and employee training and relationships. Each day adds to my knowledge and enjoyment of the plant kingdom and to my sense of personal fulfillment. Many thanks to the seed Industry for continual support and for giving me the opportunity to maintain an independent seed testing laboratory. It has been an adventure to carry on the business that my mother, Betty Ransom Atwater, started in 1933."

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