"Seed: The Untold Story" Screening and Discussion with Director Taggart Siegel
October 25, 2016 | Seattle, Washington
Join OSA for this special screening and discussion with the film maker of "Seed: The Untold Story" at the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) Cinema Uptown in Seattle, Washington, on October 25th at 7:00 p.m. This feature-length documentary features Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbell, and Winona LaDuke, and follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000-year old food legacy. The accompanying discussion will include OSA experts as well as the film's director Taggart Siegel.
"Seed: The Untold Story" Film Screening and Community Discussion
November 3, 2016 | Kingston, WashingtonJoin OSA for this special screening of "Seed: The Untold Story" and community discussion at the Firehouse Theater in Kingston, Washington, on November 3rd at 7:00 p.m. This feature-length documentary features Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbell, and Winona LaDuke, and follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000-year old food legacy.
Carolina Farm Stewardship Association's Sustainable Agriculture Conference
November 4 - 6, 2016 | Durham, North Carolina
Join OSA's Kiki Hubbard and Jared Zystro for Carolina Farm Stewardship Association's annual Sustainable Agriculture Conference in Durham, North Carolina, this November.
Fundamentals of Commercial Organic Seed Production WorkshopNovember 6, 2016 | Pescadero, California
Join OSA and the Bay Area Seed Hub to learn how to incorporate seed production in your diversified farm plan! OSA's Steve Peters and Aaron Dinwoodie of Feral Heart Farm will present this one-day workshop and field day that will include: seed biology fundamentals; managing population size and isolation distances; seed production, harvesting, and cleaning practices for several vegetable crops; basic on-farm varietal improvement and breeding techniques; and economics of seed production.
Farm to Market Conference
November 11 - 12, 2016 | Cheyenne, Wyoming
Join OSA's Laurie McKenzie for a daylong intensive training on organic plant breeding and seed saving at this year's Farm to Market Conference hosted by the Wyoming Department of Agriculture and the University of Wyoming Laramie County Extension.
Organic Seed Production Webinar Series #6: Seed Contracting and Economics
November 15, 2016 | eOrganic Webinar
Join OSA, Multinational Exchange for Sustainable Agriculture (MESA), and other organic seed experts for the last of this six-webinar series on organic seed production providing training for seed growers and seed production interns throughout the 2016 growing season. The free webinars are open to the public and appropriate for farmers, interns, students, and other agricultural professionals. All webinars take place at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (12:00 p.m. Mountain, 1:00 p.m. Central, 2:00 p.m. Eastern).
National Organic Coalition Pre-NOSB Meeting
November 15, 2016 | St. Louis, Missouri
Join OSA's Kiki Hubbard and Cathleen McCluskey for the National Organic Coalition's Pre-National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Meeting on November 15th, in St. Louis, Missouri.
National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Fall MeetingNovember 16 - 18, 2016 | St. Louis, Missouri
Join OSA's Kiki Hubbard and Cathleen McCluskey in St. Louis, Missouri, from November 16 – 18, 2016, for timely discussions and public comment opportunities on a number of organic policy proposals. The NOSB will host it's fall meeting with a packed agenda and OSA will be giving a formal presentation on State of Organic Seed, 2016.
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.
NOFA-NY Winter Conference
January 20 - 22, 2017 | Saratoga Springs, New York
Join OSA's Micaela Colley for NOFA-NY's winter conference in Saratoga Springs, New York, from January 20th to 22nd. This year's conference will feature 16 tracks, a seed conference, a seed swap, and fun and learning for all!
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.
Seed to Eaters Roundtable at EcoFarm
January 26, 2017 | Pacific Grove, California
Join OSA for this special EcoFarm Preconference Symposium on Wednesday, January 26, 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.
REGISTRATION COMING SOON
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).
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, 2016 | 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.
Mountain West Seed SummitMarch 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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