A permit is required to operate as a certified seed conditioner in North Dakota. Permits are issued on an annual basis following an inspection of the facility by a Seed Department inspector. Seed conditioning facility managers and designated samplers must meet minimum requirements for handling all seed, maintaining proper records and drawing representative samples of all seed lots for certification according to the certification rules and regulations.
Approved conditioners with multiple facilities or mobile units must have a separate permit for each facility or mobile unit.
Growers who condition their own seed using their own equipment on their own premises are not required to have a permit. However, they are not allowed to condition seed for other growers.