Student Organic Seed Symposium

August 5-8, 2016 | Waterville, Maine

OSA's Kiki Hubbard will present at this year's Student Organic Seed Symposium in Waterville, Maine. OSA is a proud sponsor of this annual event organized by and for graduate students across the country who are interested in organic plant breeding and sustainable agricultural systems.

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Organic Seed Alliance Research Farm Field Day

August 14, 2016 | Gilroy, California

Join OSA's California research team for our annual Gilroy field day from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 10385 Watsonville Road. The field day will feature variety trials, seed production, and breeding projects at our Bay Area/Central Coast hub, as well as results of our statewide seed hub development work and breeding projects. This event is free and open to the public.

 

 

Organic Seed Production Webinar Series #3: Diseases and Pests, Case Study

August 16, 2016 | eOrganic Webinar

Join OSA, Multinational Exchange for Sustainable Agriculture (MESA), and other organic seed experts for the third 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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Fundamentals of On-Farm Plant Breeding

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. Details TBD.
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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.

 

 

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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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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The Earthwise Company

Chapel Hill, North Carolina