Puyallup, Washington | Mother Earth News Fair | June 1-2, 2013
Join OSA's John Navazio at this year's Mother Earth News Fair in Washington state. Navazio will be leading a workshop titled "Breeding Resilient Crops for Low Input Agriculture." The weekend includes hundreds of family-oriented workshops and hands-on demonstrations.
For more information, please visit the Mother Earth News Fair website.
Mount Vernon, Washington | 2013 Student Organic Seed Symposium | August 4-7, 2013
Join OSA's Micaela Colley and Kristina Hubbard for the 2nd Annual Student Organic Seed Symposium. This year's symposium, "Breeding and Advocating for Resilient Organic Seed Systems", will be held at the Washington State University's Research Station in Mount Vernon, Washington. More details to come.
To learn about the 2012 Student Organic Seed Symposium, please visit their website.
Madison, Wisconsin | 36th International Carrot Conference | August 15-16, 2013
Join OSA's Micaela Colley, John Navazio, and Jared Zystro at the 36th International Carrot Conference in Madison, Wisconsin. The International Carrot Conference is held every 18 to 24 months and its purpose is to bring together everyone and anyone interested in carrots: growers, packers, shippers, seed producers, breeders, pathologists, sellers, marketers, University and government researchers, extension specialists, students, and anyone else interested in the carrot industry.
For more information and to register, please visit the 36th International Carrot Conference website.
Pocantico Hills, New York | Plant Variety Improvement for Organic Agriculture Workshop | August 20-21, 2013
Join John Navazio of Organic Seed Alliance, Michael Glos and Michael Mazourek of Cornell University Department of Plant Breeding, the Northern Organic Vegetable Improvement Collaborative project, and Jack Algiere of Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture at this two-day workshop on the fundamentals of organic vegetable breeding for on-farm practices. Participants can expect to learn fundamental skills to develop and adapt vegetable varieties for their organic farm conditions.
Subjects will be presented both in the classroom and in the field through hands-on activities. These include: biology of seed production, seed harvesting and cleaning, choosing appropriate see crops for your system and climate, maintaining the genetic integrity of varieties with appropriate population sizes and isolation distances, conducting variety trials, and basic on-farm breeding techniques such as mass selection and progeny testing. Prior experience in basic seed growing is recommended.
Registration cost for the two-day event is $75.00 and includes breakfast, lunch, and beverages for both days. Workshop times are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days. Register online. For additional information contact Michael Glos via email or 607-227-7793.
Corvallis, Oregon | 7th Organic Seed Growers Conference | January 30-February 1, 2014
Please join OSA for the 7th Organic Seed Growers Conference. The biennial Organic Seed Growers Conference brings together hundreds of farmers, plant breeders, researchers, university extension, certifiers, food companies, seed production and distribution companies, and other organic stakeholders in two days of presentations, panel discussions, and networking events. There are also farm visits and short courses prior to the two-day conference. More details are coming soon.
To learn more, please visit the 7th Organic Seed Growers webpage.
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