EcoFarm Conference

January 25 - 28, 2017 | Pacific Grove, California

Join OSA for the annual EcoFarm Conference in Pacific Grove, California, this winter. This is the oldest and largest organic farming event in the West featuring over 70 workshops, keynote speakers, discussion groups, an exhibitor marketplace, seed swap, live entertainment, mixers, and delicious organic meals.
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Seed to Eaters EcoFarm Preconference Symposium

January 25, 2017 | Pacific Grove, California
Join OSA for this special EcoFarm Preconference Symposium on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Hear from wholesalers, plant breeders and seed growers, who have partnered to create new varieties to fill seasonal gaps, and from grocers and chefs, who have joined forces with local farmers to find and promote exciting new varieties that thrive in the field and shine on the produce shelf and the dinner plate. Then, enjoy an interactive showcase where you can taste and hear stories about a diverse range of unique, delicious, vegetable and grain varieties.
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Accredited Certifiers Association Professional Development Training

February 1 - 2, 2017 | Portland, Oregon

Join OSA's Kiki Hubbard for a special presentation on findings from our State of Organic Seed report at this organic certifier training hosted by Accredited Certifiers Association.
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Organicology

February 2 - 4, 2017 | Portland, Oregon

Join OSA and our co-hosts for the biennial Organicology conference in Portland, Oregon. Organicology brings together stakeholder groups from all corners of the organic community to develop skills in their own areas of activity and gain exposure to the challenges and accomplishments of those in other areas of the trade and movement. Read more about the special Business Management for Organic Vegetable, Seed, and Grain Producers intensive here (opens to PDF).

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San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit
February 10 - 12, 2017 | Orcas Island, Washington
Join OSA's Laurie McKenzie for the 5th annual San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit. The three-day summit features hands-on workshops, keynotes, roundtable discussions, a seed swap, and the Taste of the San Juans. 
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Small Grains Field Day

February 11, 2017 | Petaluma, California
Join OSA's Jared Zystro at Open Field Farm for this small-scale grain interactive field day from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The field day will cover four areas: seed selection, field cultivation, planting, and monitoring.
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California Organic Seed Summit

February 17 - 19, 2017 | Montara, California
Join OSA for the 3rd annual California Organic Seed Summit, February 17, through the 19th, 2017, in Montara, California. The invitation only retreat is a unique opportunity to network, exchange knowledge, and develop collective actions to build sustainable, profitable, and resilient seed systems in California. The program is tailored to the needs and interests of participating California seed stakeholders. If you are interested in learning more and participating in the summit, please contact Jared Zystro.

 

 

MOSES Organic Farming Conference 

February 23 - 25, 2017 | La Crosse, Wisconsin
Join OSA for the annual MOSES Organic Farming Conference February 23rd through the 25th, 2017, in La Crosse, Wisconsin. This is the largest event in the U.S. about organic and sustainable farming, offering 65 workshops over 6 sessions, inspiring keynotes, engaging Roundtables, and a resource-packed Exhibit Hall with over 170 vendors.
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Mountain West Seed Summit

March 3 - 4, 2017 | Santa Fe, New Mexico
Join OSA for this two-day summit focused on training and inspiring seed producers across the Rocky Mountain region. The Mountain West Seed Summit will include presentations, demonstrations, hands-on activities, lively discussions, seed exchanges, art, music, and more.
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Seed and Start Fair
March 4, 2017 | Kalispell, Montana
Come out to "Free the Seeds!" at the 2nd Annual Seed and Start Fair from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on March 4, 2017. OSA is a proud sponsor of this one-day gathering that includes workshops, booths, discussions, and a seed swap.

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Tomato Varietal Improvement Webinar

March 7, 2017 | eOrganic Webinar
Join the Tomato Organic Management and Improvement (TOMI) project and eOrganic for this webinar about organic tomato breeding and variety improvement by some of the leading experts in this field! This webinar takes place on March 7, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern (1:00 p.m. Central, 12:00p.m. Mountain, 11:00 a.m. Pacific). It's free and open to the public and advance registration is required. 
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Using Biofungicides, Biostimulants and Biofertilizers to Boost Crop Productivity and help Manage Vegetable Diseases

March 30, 2017 | eOrganic Webinar
Join the Tomato Organic Management and Improvement (TOMI) project  eOrganic for this webinar on biofungicides, biostimulants, and biofertilizers! This webinar takes place on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern (1:00 p.m. Central, 12:00p.m. Mountain, 11:00 a.m. Pacific). It's free and open to the public and advance registration is required. 
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“As we enter our future world of depleting natural resources, having a diversity of seed adapted to local ecologies will be essential to food security."

 

Frederick Kirschenmann

Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture

Ames, Iowa