FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 11, 2016
 
CONTACT
Cathleen McCluskey, Organic Seed Alliance, (360) 472-0247, cathleen@seedalliance.org
 
Registration Now Open for Organic Seed Training in California
November course will teach specialty crop farmers how to produce organic seed commercially
 
Humboldt, CA – Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) and the Bay Area Seed Hub will host a one-day training in Pescadero, California, on November 6, 2016. The workshop will teach farmers how to incorporate seed production into their diversified farm plan. Space is limited so interested participants are encouraged to register early. Register at www.seedalliance.org/events by November 3, 2016.
 
OSA will provide hands-on instruction to help farmers build their skills in seed production biology, on-farm breeding, variety trials, seed harvesting and cleaning, choosing seed crops for their system and climate, managing population size and isolation distance, and economics and identifying markets. 
 
Registration costs for the one-day training are $25.00, training only, and $35.00 for the training and catered lunch.
 
Fundamentals of Commercial Organic Seed Production Workshop
 
When: November 6, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: The Mushroom Farm in Pescadero, California
Cost: $25.00 for the workshop only or $35.00 for the workshop and catered lunch
Register: Click here or visit www.seedalliance.org/events 
 
The training is intended for farmers, researchers, and agricultural students. Prior experience in seed growing is recommended. Participants are encouraged to review OSA’s publications and tutorials at www.seedalliance.org/publications before the course.
 
This event is made possible thanks to support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service through Grant 15-SCBGP-CA-0046.
 
Organic Seed Alliance advances the ethical development and stewardship of the genetic resources of agricultural seed
 
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