The Idaho Foundation Seed Program is based at the Kimberly Research and Extension Center and is responsible for transfer of crop varieties from breeding programs to producers.
The program maintains approximately 120 varieties of wheat, barley, oats, beans, potatoes, peas, chickpeas, lentils, rapeseed, grasses, forbs and forage legumes. The majority of seed production is done on University of Idaho owned farms by research and extension center staff across the state. All breeder and foundation class seed fields are inspected by the Idaho Crop Improvement Association. Each center has become somewhat specialized, though many crops may be produced at multiple locations.