Organic Seed Production Intensive ***REGISTRATION CLOSED***

February 3, 2016 | Corvallis, Oregon

Join OSA's Jared Zystro and Steve Peters, and farmer Sebastian Aguilar for this pre-Organic Seed Growers Conference daylong intensive on basic seed production for new farmers. Instructors will provide an in-depth look at the fundamental techniques of seed production, including seed crop spacing and timing, fertility and irrigation needs, managing selfers versus crossers, and organic disease management. 

 

 

Tour of Organic Seed in the Willamette Valley **SOLD OUT**

February 4, 2016 | Corvallis, Oregon

Hop on the bus to expand your seed education in the field with Organic Seed Alliance and tour Co-host Oregon Tilth. This year's pre-conference tour will showcase the diversity of organic plant breeding projects in the region and partnerships at Oregon State University, including the Northern Organic Vegetable Improvement Collaborative (NOVIC), the Tomato Organic Management and Improvement project (TOMI), Squash Party, and the Oregon State University barley breeding program, among others. 

 

 

8th Organic Seed Growers Conference ***REGISTRATION CLOSED***

February 4-6, 2016 | Corvallis, Oregon
The 8th Organic Seed Growers Conference to be held February 4 - 6, 2016, in Corvallis, Oregon. The biennial Organic Seed Growers Conference brings together hundreds of farmers, plant breeders, researchers, university extension, certifiers, food companies, seed production and distribution companies, and other organic stakeholders in two days of presentations, panel discussions, and networking events. 

 

 

Live Webinars from 8th Organic Seed Growers Conference

February 5-6, 2016 | Online

Can't make it to Oregon for our 8th Oragnic Seed Growers Conference (registration now closed) on February 4-6, 2016? OSA and co-hosts eOrganic are offering a selection of sessions as live webinars. 

Learn more and register today.



12th Annual Grain Growers Conference

March 17, 2016 | Essex, Vermont

Join OSA's Brook Brouwer at this year's Grain Growers Conference in Essex, Vermont. The event includes sessions on soil health, certified seed saving, milling, malting,  grain  disease, hands-on baking, and  more!

Register today

 

 

Fundamentals of Commercial Organic Seed Production Workshop

April 10, 2016 | Redding, California

Join the Northeast Seed Hub for this one-day workshop to learn key skills for developing and adapting varieties to your organic farm. OSA’s Jared Zystro and Steve Peters will lead this workshop that includes instruction on: the biology of seed production, hands-on demonstrations of seed harvesting and cleaning, choosing appropriate seed crops for your system and climate, maintaining the genetics integrity of varieties with appropriate population sizes and isolation distances, conducting variety trials, basic on-farm breeding techniques, seed production economics, and finding markets for your seed.

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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