Last year marked the 15th anniversary of Organic Seed Alliance and our mission to advance organic seed systems. Much like the seed we champion, OSA has come a long way since 2003. A sampling of that progress is evident in the successful programs of 2018:
- Through grassroots advocacy and national coalition partnerships, we influenced a Farm Bill with big wins for organic research and helped preserve programs vital to farmers’ success.
- Our 9th Organic Seed Growers Conference welcomed new seed enthusiasts, familiar faces, and a high level of international engagement at an event that cultivated synergy between the many stewards of the good seed movement.
- We introduced a new Organic Seed Producers Directory that connects farmers to seed companies.
- Focusing on the dollars and cents of growing a diverse seed supply, we worked hand-in-hand with seed growers to develop prototype economic tools.
All of these efforts support a sustainable food future built on a foundation of organic seed. Read many more highlights from 2018 below, and then join our efforts by signing up for organic seed updates or donating today.