Hoes Down Harvest Festival

October 4 - 5, 2014 | Yolo County, California

Join Organic Seed Alliance's Jared Zystro at this year's Hoes Down Harvest Festival to be held at Full Belly Farm in California. Weekend events include hands-on workshops, live music, food, crafts, silent auction, and a wellness tent.

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Seed Harvest Techniques and Equipment Workshop

October 6, 2014 | Greenbank, Washington

Join Organic Seed Alliance's Micaela Colley and Laurie McKenzie at this workshop on bringing in your seed harvest from threshing to final cleaning. The workshop will be held at Greenbank Farm from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and cost $5 per person. Pre-registration is required.

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Fundamentals of Seed Production and Variety Improvement

October 18, 2014 | Gilroy, California

Join OSA's Jared Zystro for this daylong course to be held near Gilroy, CA. Participants will learn fundamental skills for developing and adapting varieties to their organic farm and tour OSA pepper trials in the field. Topics of instruction include: the biology of seed production, seed harvesting and cleaning, choosing appropriate seed crops for your system and climate, maintaining the genetic integrity of varieties with appropriate population sizes and isolation distances, conducting variety trials, and basic on-farm breeding techniques. Prior experience in basic seed growing is recommended.

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Carolina Farm Stewardship Association

November 10 - 12, 2014 | Greenville, South Carolina

Join Organic Seed Alliance for a State of Organic Seed Listening Session and other organic seed workshops at this year's Carolina Farm Stewardship Association.

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NOFA-NY Winter Conference

January 23 - 25, 2015 | Saratoga Springs, New York

Join Organic Seed Alliance for a State of Organic Seed Listening Session and other organic seed workshops at this year's NOFA-NY Winter Conference.

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Georgia Organics Conference

February 20 - 21, 2015 | Athens, Georgia

Join Organic Seed Alliance for a State of Organic Seed Listening Session and other organic seed workshops at this year's Georgia Organics Conference.

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Organicology

February 5 - 7, 2015 | Portland, Oregon

Organic Seed Alliance is a proud co-sponsor of Organicology. While most sustainable ag events design content with specific audiences in mind and with an intent to provide those audiences with opportunities to broaden and deepen skills bases, Organicology seeks to bring all of the stakeholder groups to the table to not only develop skills in their own areas of activity but to gain exposure to the challenges and accomplishments of those in other areas of the trade and movement.

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Organic Agriculture Research Symposium

February 25 - 26, 2015 | LaCrosse, Wisconsin

Join Organic Seed Alliance's research team at the innagural Organic Agriculture Research Symposium in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. The syposium aims to provide current information to farmers, ranchers, extension, and other agricultural professionals, educators, and others interested in organic agriculture.

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8th Organic Seed Growers Conference

February 4 - 6, 2016 | Corvallis, Oregon

SAVE THE DATE for 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. What is it all about? Here's what our participants' have to say about this one-of-a-kind gathering (video below or click here).

 

 

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“OSA is a convener, partner, and leader in creating the alternative -- a regionally based seed system by us and for us. Collaboration in their spinach breeding work has given me hands-on experience through which I've gained both skills and confidence as a seed grower.”

 

Julie Puhich

Common Ground Farm

Olympia, Washington