F. J. "Chip"
California Crop Improvement Association
Current Chairmain of the Ad Hoc Working Group - Organic Seed
of the American Seed Trade Association.
Sundstrom began his career as a faculty member in the
Department of Horticulture at Louisiana State University (LSU).
directed teaching and research programs focused on stand
seed dormancy issues of vegetable crops.
After 10 years at LSU,
hired as Research and Development and Quality Assurance Director
INCOTEC, a seed technology division of the Royal Sluis Seed
Following his tenure there, he was employed as
of the California Crop Improvement Association (CCIA). In the
years, CCIA has developed a number of new quality assurance
the agricultural industry. One of CCIA's newest services is
certification and CCIA is now a USDA accredited organic