The COVID-19 pandemic increased demand for seeds in 2020 to an unprecedented degree. As seed companies assess their needs for replenishing seed stocks, farmers at all scales are considering producing seed for their own use or for sale to seed companies. This forum was designed to provide beginning or intermediate seed growers with a foundation in how to pursue, negotiate and deliver on seed contracts.
The conversation targets growers in the Midwest region, but is useful to growers in other regions as well. Featured speakers include: Mike Levine and Erica Kempter from Nature and Nurture Seeds, Ira Wallace from Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, and Koby Jeschkeit-Hagen from Seed Savers Exchange. This event was hosted by Organic Seed Alliance and North Circle Seeds, with funding from NCR- SARE.