Spring 2016 Newsletter

Read about what we've been up to the past few months including highlights from the conference, as well as the latest in OSA's research, education, and advocacy work. Read the spring 2016 newsletter here.



New Seed Internship Program

OSA and the Multinational Exchange for Sustainable Agriculture (MESA) are proud to announce the launch of the Seed Internship Program, the first of its kind in the U.S. The program matches individuals who want to learn about seed production with experienced seed farmers. Read more and apply today.



Webinar Archive from 8th Organic Seed Growers Conference Available

Watch archived webinar sessions broadcasted live from the 8th Organic Seed Growers Conference held February 4 - 6, 2016, in Corvallis, Oregon. The webinar series includes the following sessions: State of Organic Seed; What Indigenous Farmers Taught Me About Building Seed and Food Sovereignty; Seed Economics; Vegetable Breeding Research Updates; Organic Cover Crop Seed Production; Vegetable Seed Production: Scaling Up; Managing Seed Borne Pathogens; Seed Production Intensive. Watch webinars here.



2015 Annual Report

Read about our tremendous work last year, including successes that are only possible thanks to a number of collaborations with farmers, universities, and seed advocates like you. Read the 2015 annual report here.



Proceedings from the 8th Organic Seed Growers Conference

Proceedings from the 8th Organic Seed Growers Conference that took place February 4-6, 2016, in Corvallis, Oregon, are available for free download. Download a copy here.



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New Western Washington Trial Report

The Greenbank Farm Organic Seed Project: 2015 Western Washington Trial Report is the result of on-farm variety trials conducted in 2014 and 2015 by organic farmers in Western Washington with technical advising support from both OSA and Greenbank Farm. The report includes descriptions of trial goals, trial methods, and trial result data of six on-farm variety trials conducted on four participating farms in Western Washington in 2015. Trials included varieties of tomatoes, dry pole beans, popcorn, radicchio, chicory, snap peas, and bush yellow snap beans. Download the report here



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Organic Seed Alliance advances the ethical development and stewardship of the genetic resources of agricultural seed. We believe seed is part of our common cultural heritage – a living, natural resource that demands careful management to meet food needs now and into the future. We accomplish our mission through research, education, and advocacy. Learn more about OSA here.


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Nampa, Idaho

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OSA's Brook Brouwer to Join WSU Extension
Organic Seed Alliance is pleased to announce that Research and Education Associate Brook Brouwer will soon join Washington State University as its Director of San Juan County Extension. In his new position,...