About Us | Certifications/Proficiency

Testing Quality

Ward Laboratories, Inc. is committed to the continued enhancement of analytical result excellence and service through the dynamics of its quality assurance system, the integrity of its people, and the professionals engaged in the agricultural analytical testing we provide. We have an extensive system for maintaining the highest possible standards for quality control of your samples. Your analytical results are our highest priority and everything we do is managed with that in mind. We employ professionals in the fields of chemistry and biology, and we work with many proficiency programs to ensure the quality of each analytical result.


  • Nebraska Licensed Laboratory
  • Iowa certified
  • MAP certified
  • NFTA certified

Proficiency Programs

  • Agricultural Laboratory Proficiency (Soil, Water, Plant)
  • Association of American Feed Control Officials
  • Minnesota Department of Agriculture – Manure Testing Laboratory Certification
  • National Forage Testing Association
  • North American Proficiency Testing Program (Soil, Water, Plant)
  • Magruder Fertilizer Check Sample Program
  • Distillers Grain Technology Council Laboratory Proficiency Testing Program
    – Animal Feed Scheme
    – Mineral Scheme


  • Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Oil Chemists Society
  • American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists
    – Professional Animal Scientist
  • American Society of Agronomy
  • American Soybean Association
  • American Registry of Certified Professionals in Agronomy, Crops, and Soils (ARCPACS)
    – Certified Professional Agronomist
    – Certified Professional Soil Scientist
    – Certified Crop Advisor
  • Association of Official Analytical Chemists
  • Bio Nebraska Life Sciences Association
  • Colorado Cattlemen® Association
  • Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association
  • Council for Agricultural Science & Technology
  • Independent Agricultural Consultants of Colorado
  • Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association
  • Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Missouri Agribusiness Association
  • National Alliance of Independent Crop Consultants
  • National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
  • National Corn Growers Association
  • Nebraska Alfalfa Marketing Association
  • Nebraska Craft Brewers Guild
  • Nebraska Cattlemen
  • Nebraska Chamber of Commerce
  • Nebraska Diplomats Inc.
  • Nebraska Farm Bureau
  • Nebraska Independent Crop Consulting Association
  • Nebraska Poultry Industries
  • NIRS Feed and Forage Testing Consortium
  • Practical Farmers of Iowa
  • Rocky Mountain Agribusiness Association
  • Sigma Xi
  • Soil and Plant Analysis Council
  • Soil and Water Conservation Society of America
  • Soil Science Society of America
  • South Dakota Agribusiness Association
  • South Dakota Cattlemen Association
  • South Dakota Independent Crop Consultants Association
  • South Dakota Soil Health Coalition
  • Texas Ag Industries Association
  • Wyoming Livestock Association