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Thomas Hardiman

State Certification Program Manager
Thomas Hardiman
SPES/VA Tech/VCIA
9225 Atlee Branch Lane
Mechanicsville, VA 23116

Overview

I am A/P Faculty in the School of Plant and Environmental Sciences.   My position is the Seed Certification Program Administrator, Virginia Tech, Mechanicsville, VA.  Responsibilities: Manage the Virginia Certification Program in a manner that carries out the policies of the State Certified Seed Board and adhere to sound financial management practices. Plan annual statewide Educational Seed Conference and offer  Commercial & Private Pesticide Training for seed growers, seedsmen, and extension agents. Provide leadership in the distribution of new VAES public crop varieties and the collection of royalties to support VA  Tech's Crop Breeding Teaching and Research Programs. Address seed quality issues that arise.

Expertise

  • Seed Certification

Education

  • B.S., Animal Science. 1984. Virginia Tech

Guest Lecturer at Virginia Tech

  • CSES 4144: Plant Breeding and Genetics, Spring 2015, Spring 2017, Spring 2018
  • CSES 4864: Capstone Experience, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016

Seed Certification Program Administrator | 2010 - Present
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Mechanicsville, Va.

Agricultural Inspector | 1999 - 2010
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Mechanicsville, Va.

Senior Field Technician/Assistant Station Manager | 1992 - 1999
FFR Cooperative, Providence Forge, Va.

Research Technician | 1985 - 1992 
FFR Cooperative, Providence Forge, Va.

Secretary/Treasurer Virginia Crop Improvement Association, 2010 - Present

Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies (AOSCA)

  • Vice-Chair for Certification Requirements & Standards Council, 2016 - Present AOSCA Advisory Committee 2016 - Present AOSCA Board of Directors, 2012 - 2016
  • Vice-Chair for Certification Requirements & Standards Council, 2008 - 2012
  • AOSCA Advisory Committee, 2008 - 2012

AOSCA Commodity and General Committee Member of:

  • Organic Certification,  2003 - Present
  • Grass, 2003 - Present
  • Soybean, Dry Beans, and Other Large Seeded Legumes, 2003 - Present
  • Chair, 2014 - 2015
  • Chair Soybean Variety Review Board, 2017 - 2018
  • Vice-chair Soybean Variety Review Board, 2015 - 2016
  • Education and Promotion, 2014 - Present
  • Industrial Hemp, 2016 - Present
  • Small Grains and Rice, 2016 - Present

Virginia Grain Producers Association

  • Ex-Officio Director/Advisor, 2010 - Present
  1. T. Hardiman, B. McCauley, J. Rogers.  2016 - 2017 Report to the VA State Certified Seed Board.
  2. T. Hardiman, B. McCauley, J. Rogers.  2015 Report to the VA State Certified Seed Board.
  3. T. Hardiman, B. McCauley, J. Rogers.  2013 - 2014 Report to the VA State Certified Seed Board.
  4. T. Hardiman, B. McCauley, J. Rogers.  2012 Report to the VA State Certified Seed Board.
  5. T. Hardiman, B. McCauley, J. Rogers.  2011 Report to the VA State Certified Seed Board.
  6. T. Hardiman, B. McCauley, J. Rogers.  2010 Report to the VA State Certified Seed Board
  7. D. Whitt, T. Hardiman, B. McCauley.  2009 Report to the VA State Certified Seed Board.
  8. D. Whitt, T. Hardiman, B. McCauley.  2008 Report to the VA State Certified Seed Board.
  9. D. Whitt, T. Hardiman, B. McCauley.  2007 Report to the VA State Certified Seed Board.
  10. D. Whitt, T. Hardiman, B. McCauley.  2006 Report to the VA State Certified Seed Board.
  11. D. Whitt, T. Hardiman, B. McCauley.  2005 Report to the VA State Certified Seed Board.
  12. D. Whitt, T. Hardiman, B. McCauley.  2004 Report to the VA State Certified Seed Board.
  13. D. Whitt, T. Hardiman, B. McCauley.  2002 - 2003 Report to the VA State Certified Seed Board.
  14. D. Whitt, T. Hardiman, B. McCauley.  2001 Report to the VA State Certified Seed Board.
  15. D. Whitt, T. Hardiman.  2000 Report to the VA State Certified Seed Board
  16. M. Goatley, W. Askew, T. Hardiman.  2017-2018 Virginia Turfgrass Variety Recommendations.  VCE Publication CSES-17NP (CSES-195NP).
  17. M. Goatley, W. Askew, T. Hardiman.  2016-2017 Virginia Turfgrass Variety Recommendations.  VCE Publication CSES-17NP (CSES-170).
  18. M. Goatley, W. Askew, T. Hardiman.  2015-2016 Virginia Turfgrass Variety Recommendations.  VCE Publication CSES-17NP (CSES-147NP).
  19. M. Goatley, W. Askew, T. Hardiman.  2014-2015 Virginia Turfgrass Variety Recommendations.  VCE Publication CSES-93NP.
  20. M. Goatley, W. Askew, T. Hardiman.  2013-2014 Virginia Turfgrass Variety Recommendations.  VCE Publication CSES-63NP.

Cultivar Releases

  1. Brooks**, W. S., M. E. Vaughn**, G. L. Berger*, C. A. Griffey, W. E. Thomason, R. M. Pitman, S. Malla**, J. E. Seago**, D. W. Dunaway, E. G. Rucker, H. D. Behl, B. R. Beahm, P. W. Browning, Jr., D. G. Schmale III, N. McMaster, T. Hardiman, J. T. Custis, D. E. Starner, S. A. Gulick, S. R. Ashburn, E. H. Jones Jr., D. S. Marshall, M. O. Fountain, T. D. Tuong, M. J. Kurantz, R. A. Moreau, and K. B. Hicks. 2016. Registration of ‘Secretariat’ Winter Barley. J. of Plant Registrations 10:217-222. doi:10.3198/jpr2016.03.0017crc.
  2. L. Liu, M.D. Barnett, C.A. Griffey, S. Malla, W.S. Brooks, J.E. Seago, H. Butler, W.E. Thomason, E.G. Rucker, H.D. Behl, R.M. Pitman, D.W. Dunaway, M.E. Vaughn, J.T. Custis, B. Seabourn, R. Chen, M. Fountain, D. Marshall, R.A. Graybosch, L.A. Divis, L.E. Hansen, C. Cowger, S. Cambron, Y. Jin, B.R. Beahm, T.H. Hardiman, C.J. Lin, D.F. Mennel, and D.L. Mennel. 2015. Registration of ‘LCS Wizard’ wheat. J. of Plant Registration doi:10.3198/jpr2015.06.0034crc.
  3. Liu, L., M. D. Barnett, C. A. Griffey, S. Malla, W. S. Brooks, J. E. Seago, W. E. Thomason, E. Rucher, H. D. Behl, R. M. Pitman, D. W. Dunaway, M. E. Vaughn, J. T. Custis, B. Seabourn, R. Chen, M. Fountain, D. Marshall, C. Cowger, S. Cambron, Y. Jin, B. R. Beahm, T.H. Hardiman, C. J. Lin, D. F. Mennel, and D. L. Mennel. 2015. Registration of ‘Vision 45’ wheat. J. of Plant Registration 9:338-344. doi:10.3198/jpr2015.03.0019crc.
  4. Brooks**, W. S., M. E. Vaughn**, G. L. Berger*, C. A. Griffey, W. E. Thomason, R. M. Pitman, S. Malla**, J. E. Seago**, D. W. Dunaway, E. G. Hokanson, H. D. Behl, B. R. Beahm, D. G. Schmale, N. McMaster, T. Hardiman, J. T. Custis, D. E. Starner, S. A. Gulick, S. R. Ashburn, E. H. Jones Jr., D. S. Marshall, M. O. Fountain, T. D. Tuong, M. J. Kurantz, R. A. Moreau, and K. B. Hicks. 2014. Registration of ‘Atlantic’ Winter Barley. J. of Plant Registrations 8:236-241. doi:10.3198/jpr2014.04.0019crc.

*Graduate student, **Research associate or scientist.

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