Student Organic Seed Symposium

August 5-8, 2016 | Waterville, Maine

OSA's Kiki Hubbard will present at this year's Student Organic Seed Symposium in Waterville, Maine. OSA is a proud sponsor of this annual event organized by and for graduate students across the country who are interested in organic plant breeding and sustainable agricultural systems.

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Fundamentals of On-Farm Plant Breeding

September 13-14, 2016 | Pablo, Montana
Join the Northern Organic Vegetable Improvement Collaborative (NOVIC) at Salish Kootenai College in Pablo, Montana, for a two-day classroom and field-based course on plant breeding. Nationally renowned organic plant breeders from the University of Wisconsin, Cornell University, Oregon State University, and Organic Seed Alliance will lead this course. Participants will learn basic principles to evaluate, develop, improve, and maintain plant varieties for their farm. Details TBD.
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Montana Organic Association Conference
December 1-3, 2016 | Kalispell, Montana
Join OSA for Montana Organic Association's 14th annual conference at Flathead Valley Community College in Kalispell this December. 
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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.

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