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 10 – Goal Setting and Breeding Project Design
This first webinar in the series will focus on goal setting and breeding project design. We’ll explore the early stages of developing a breeding project, identifying the market need for certain traits, articulating clear goals, and designing the project to efficiently achieve the goals. Presenters will cover how to set up organizational systems and use tools such as SeedLinked to streamline data collection. Participants will also learn how to connect with on-farm trial sites and partners.
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.