Who We Are
Tim Gutormson, Agronomist, RST
Thirty-five years in seed testing, understanding the seed from the inside out to the field, developing and designing testing programs to assist seed producers for advancements in their operations. Serves as a consultant to seed producers and seed associations for changes in conditioning processes or clarification of seed testing rules to improve the industry. Conducts workshops on soybean, wheat, corn and seed supply. Teaches webinars on seed production + seed biology. Email Tim at Tim.Gutormson@SoDakLabs.com.
Jared Baszler, Software Developer
Designs and develops software and technology solutions for seed testing labs. Enhances the customer experience by providing tools that offer quick and accurate information management for client operations. Background includes seven years of software development in the seed testing industry. Previous to his employment at SoDak Labs, Jared was the Head Golf Coach at South Dakota State University for eleven years. Jared and his wife Ashley are the proud parents of their two sons, Jack and Logan. Email Jared at Jared.Baszler@SoDakLabs.com.
Kalyn Brix, Genetics Lab Manager
Fifteen years of experience in biotechnology seed and crop evaluation. Implementing quality and lean systems to provide quick and accurate testing strategies. Ten years of experience in seed and crop research for laboratory and field aspects. Kalyn will be managing the Genetics Testing at SoDak Labs, as well as implementing a ISO quality system and managing seed research projects for seed safety and test development. Email Kalyn at Kalyn.Brix@SoDakLabs.com.
Joyce Kindvall, Customer Care
An expert in building strong business relationships. She brings over 25 years of customer service experience to SoDak Labs with 10 of those years in the seed testing industry. Joyce is an alumni of South Dakota State University, where she received BS degress in Ag Business and Commercial Economics. Joyce is the first point of contact for all clients at SoDak Labs. When she is not running to her kid’s events you will likely find her tinkering outside in her garden or at a campground somewhere. Email Joyce at Joyce.Kindvall@SoDakLabs.com.
SoDak Labs Receives ISO17025:2005 Accreditation
SCOPE OF ACCREDITATION:
- Herbicide Tolerance Bioassay or Sprayover
- Qualitative or Quantitative ELISA