New Reports Describe Plant Breeding Priorities for Organic Agriculture

OSA and Cornell University have each released a report that details regional plant breeding priorities for organic agriculture. Learn more here.

Now Available: State of Organic Seed, 2016  

State of Organic Seed is a project of Organic Seed Alliance that monitors the status of organic seed in the US and provides a roadmap for increasing the diversity, quality, and integrity of organic seed available. Learn more here.


We Have a New Executive Director!

We're proud to announce Cara Loriz as our new executive director! Cara joins OSA with an impressive background in nonprofit development; small business management and public advocacy; and environmental education, consulting, and writing. Micaela Colley, our previous director, will remain on staff in a new role. Read more

Organicology 2017 Registration is Open

Registration for Organicology 2017 is now open! Join OSA and our co-hosts for this unique event that brings together all sectors of the organic community for three days of cross-pollination. Read more (opens to PDF) about the Business Management for Organic Vegetable, Seed, and Grain Producers intensive. Register for the full conference here.

We Can Grow a Healthier Future Beginning With Organic Seed - But Not Without You

Make a tax-deductible donation today and help us advance organic seed through research, education, and advocacy. Every dollar helps!

New Seed Internship Program

OSA and the Multinational Exchange for Sustainable Agriculture (MESA) are proud to announce the launch of the Seed Internship Program, the first of its kind in the U.S. The program matches individuals who want to learn about seed production with experienced seed farmers. Read more and apply today.

You Can Still Register for Our Online Organic Seed Course

OSA and the Multinational Exchange for Sustainalbe Agriculture (MESA) are proud to announce a new online course on organic seed. Participants will have access to monthly webinars, reading lists, online discussion forums, multi-media curriculum, and other materials that collectively serve as a comprehensive resource for learning about and teaching organic seed production. Learn more and register for the October and November courses.

About Us

Organic Seed Alliance advances the ethical development and stewardship of the genetic resources of agricultural seed. We believe seed is part of our common cultural heritage – a living, natural resource that demands careful management to meet food needs now and into the future. We accomplish our mission through research, education, and advocacy. Learn more about OSA here.

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“OSA is a convener, partner, and leader in creating the alternative -- a regionally based seed system by us and for us. Collaboration in their spinach breeding work has given me hands-on experience through which I've gained both skills and confidence as a seed grower.”


Julie Puhich

Common Ground Farm

Olympia, Washington

Seed Broadcast
October 18, 2016
Save the Date for the California Organic Seed Summit
Mark your calendar for the 3rd annual California Organic Seed Summit, Friday, February 17, through Sunday, February 19, 2017, at the Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel in Montara, California. The retreat...

October 13, 2016
Getting Creative in the Kitchen with Chromatic Carrots
Plant breeders Phil Simon of USDA-ARS and Laurie McKenzie of Organic Seed Alliance pose with chef Karl Holl of LetUmEat at this month's Variety Showcase in Portland, Oregon. Earlier this month OSA’s...