Organic Seed Production Workshop

September 11, 2016 | Whitefish, Montana

Join OSA and Terrapin Farm at this workshop designed for vegetable farmers with a strong interest in producing seed using organic farming methods. We'll provide hands-on instruction to help farmers build their skills in organic seed production, handling, and storage. The workshop will provide a brief overview of seed biology but will mostly focus on seed harvesting and cleaning techniques. 

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Fundamentals of On-Farm Plant Breeding Workshop

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. 
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Jefferson County Farm Tour

September 17-18, 2016 | Chimacum, Washington

Join OSA's research team for this year's Jefferson County Farm Tour. Come on out for a tour of our Washington research farm in Chimacum and our research site at the Washingont State University Twin Vista Farm on Marrowstone Island.

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Organic Seed Production Webinar Series #4: Seed Quality, Harvesting Techniques, and Equipment

September 20, 2016 | eOrganic Webinar

Join OSA, Multinational Exchange for Sustainable Agriculture (MESA), and other organic seed experts for the fourth 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).

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Organic Seed Alliance Research Farm Field Day

September 26, 2016 | Chimacum, Washington
Join OSA's Washington research team for our annual field day in Chimacum, Washington. The event will kick off with a field tour to showcase our projects and research, followed by a vegetable variety tasting accompanied by a no-host bar of Finnriver’s delicious cider. Join us to celebrate and enjoy the bounty of the season and learn more about our work. Details TBD.

 

 

Fundamentals of Commercial Organic Seed Production Workshop

October 2, 2016 | Escondido, California
Join the Southern California Seed Hub to learn how to incorporate seed production in your diversified farm plan. OSA's Jared Zystro and Steve Peters will present this one-day workshop and field day from 10:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. Registration is $30.00 and include the one-day training, coffee, tea, and lunch.

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Organic Seed Production Webinar Series #5: Cleaning and Record Keeping, Case Study

October 18, 2016 | eOrganic Webinar

Join OSA, Multinational Exchange for Sustainable Agriculture (MESA), and other organic seed experts for the fifth 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).

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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.

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Organic Seed Production Webinar Series #6: Seed Contracting, Economics, and Policy

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).

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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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Organicology

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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“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.”

 

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