Please join us for an important organic seed webinar on June 6, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. EDT, 10:00 a.m. CDT, 9:00 a.m. MDT, 8:00 a.m. PDT.
The webinar, titled, “Understanding the National Organic Program Seed Rule and Sourcing Organic Seed,” is designed for organic certifiers, inspectors, and operations. It is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required.
The webinar will cover the availability of organic seed, as well as the National Organic Program’s 2013 guidance that aimed to clarify the organic seed regulatory requirement. Presenters will share their perspectives on challenges in enforcing this requirement, and recommendations for encouraging increased sourcing of organic seed. Finally, participants will be introduced to tools and resources that support organic seed sourcing and production. This webinar is supported by a contract from the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service’s National Organic Program.
Kristina Hubbard, Organic Seed Alliance, Director of Advocacy and Communications
Emily Brown Rosen, USDA National Organic Program Standards Division, Agricultural Marketing Specialist
Zea Sonnabend, California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF), Organic Farm Inspector and Materials Policy Advisor; National Organic Standards Board (NOSB)
Cullen Carns-Hilliker, Midwest Organic Services Association, Certification Specialist