Using biofungicides, Biostimulants and Biofertilizers to Boost Crop Productivity and Help Manage Vegetable Diseases

March 30, 2017 | eOrganic Webinar
Join the Tomato Organic Management and Improvement (TOMI) project  eOrganic for this webinar on biofungicides, biostimulants, and biofertilizers! This webinar takes place on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern (1:00 p.m. Central, 12:00p.m. Mountain, 11:00 a.m. Pacific). It's free and open to the public and advance registration is required. 



National Organic Standards Board Spring Meeting
April 19-21, 2017 | Denver, Colorado
Join OSA's Kiki Hubbard for the spring National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meeting. NOSB meetings are open to the public and include public comments, discussions of agenda items, and voting on agenda items in a public forum. Read OSA's previous NOSB public comments regarding orgnaic seed here.



Organic Seed Intensive

August 10, 2017 | Davis, California
Join OSA's Jared Zystro and other experts in organic breeding and seed production to learn how to develop new varieties and produce commercial quality seed. This one day class will include instruction on planning for successful seed production, harvesting and cleaning seed, managing population size and isolation distance, conducting variety trials, and understanding on-farm breeding techniques.



Student Organic Seed Symposium

August 11-14, 2017 | Davis, California
OSA is a proud fiscal sponsor of the 2017 Student Organic Seed Symposium (SOSS). The symposium aims to strengthen and grow the future of organic and sustainable agriculture by supporting a new generation of plant breeders and seed professionals. SOSS is an annual event organized by and for graduate students across the country who are interested in organic plant breeding and sustainable agriculture. 



Organic Seed Alliance Washington Field Day

September 25, 2017 | Chimacum, Washington
Join OSA's Washington research team for our annual field day. Come on out and tour our Washington research farm, taste new varieties we're working on, and celebrate seed with our team. Details TBD.



9th Organic Seed Growers Conference

February 14-17, 2018 | Corvallis, Oregon
Mark your calendar to join us for our 9th Organic Seed Growers Conference from February 14-18, 2018, in Corvallis, Oregon. The biennial Organic Seed Growers Conference is a unique opportunity to trade knowledge, techniques, and ideas that strengthen the larger organic seed community. Join hundreds of farmers, plant breeders, researchers, certifiers, food companies, seed companies, and other stakeholders for a full agenda focused solely on organic seed. 



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