Southeast Region Seed System
Regional engagement since 2011. In 2012, OSA conducted a Southeast seed needs assessment that represented more than 2,000 agricultural community members. Following the publication of these results, OSA convened a Southern Seed Working Group made up of farmers, university research, extension, seed companies, and other stakeholders to move recommendations forward. The working group has identified organic research and education initiatives for building a robust seed system that responds to the needs of organic agriculture in the Southeast. To learn more about our work in this region, and to become a major investor in this project, please contact Micaela Colley.
“We know system diversity is one of the foundation stones to successful organic production and we have seen a demonstrated commitment from OSA to build that component of diversity relating to seed. I want to ensure my dollars to on-the-ground projects, a place where an emphasis to make an enduring difference is part of the mandate and where my dollars can be leveraged to build a stronger, healthier food system around the world.”