Join OSA and our fellow Upper Midwest Collaborative Plant Breeding Network project partners for a series of six webinars on organic plant breeding for independent plant breeders, farmers interested in selection, regional seed companies, and plant breeding students.
January 31 – Getting to Variety Release
This fourth webinar in the series will focus on getting to variety release. We’ll provide participants with strategies for navigating the process of variety release and commercialization. It webinar will also include considerations about producing and selling seed in-house versus licensing to a larger seed company. We’ll cover how to make connections with seed companies, intellectual property options, and how to approach royalty agreement negotiations. Presenters will include representatives from company licensing offices as well as independent breeders with successful licensing agreements.
Although the content will be targeted to the Upper Midwest, much of the material will be relevant to other regions as well. Participants will benefit from online interaction with independent breeders, seed company breeders, and farmer breeders from around the U.S. Webinars will be interactive and accompanied by an online resources section.
This project was funded in 2014 by the Organic Research and Extension Initiative grant, part of the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Grant number 2020-51300-32176.