FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 24, 2017
Cathleen McCluskey, Organic Seed Alliance, (360) 472-0247, email@example.com
Registration Now Open for Organic Seed Training in California
Course will teach specialty crop farmers how to produce organic seed commercially
Humboldt, CA – Organic Seed Alliance’s (OSA) Northeastern California Seed Hub and the Chico State University Farm will host a one-day training in Chico, California, on May 13, 2017. The workshop, which will run from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., will teach farmers how to incorporate seed production into their diversified farm plan. Space is limited so interested participants are encouraged to register by May 10, 2017 at www.seedalliance.org/events.
Steve Peters of OSA and Lee Altier of the Organic Vegetable Project at Chico State University will provide hands-on instruction to help farmers build their knowledge and skills in seed production biology, on-farm breeding, variety trials, seed harvesting and cleaning, choosing seed crops for their farm and climate, managing population size and isolation distances, and understanding seed economics and identifying markets.
The training is intended for farmers, researchers, and agricultural students. Prior experience in seed growing is recommended. Participants are encouraged to review OSA’s publications and tutorials before the course at www.seedalliance.org/publications.
Registration for the one-day training is $37.00 with a catered lunch or $25.00 without lunch. The course will be held at the Chico State University Farm located at 311 Nicholas C. Schouten Lane in Chico, California.
To register and learn more, visit www.seedalliance.org/events.
This event is made possible thanks to support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service through Grant 15-SCBGP-CA-0046.
Organic Seed Alliance advances ethical seed solutions to meet food and farming needs in a changing world
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