2016 San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit: Regeneration!
February 13, 2016 | Friday Harbor, Washington
Join OSA's Brook Brouwer at this year's San Juan Islands Agircultural Summit on San Juan Island in Washington. Brook will join Ada Snyder of High Mowing Seeds and Ken Akopiantz of Horsedrawn Farm for a session on "Building a Local Seed Saving, Sharing & Producing Community" in San Juan County.
12th Annual Grain Growers Conference
March 17, 2016 | Essex, Vermont
Join OSA's Brook Brouwer at this year's Grain Growers Conference in Essex, Vermont. The event includes sessions on soil health, certified seed saving, milling, malting, grain disease, hands-on baking, and more!
Fundamentals of Commercial Organic Seed Production Workshop
April 10, 2016 | Redding, California
Join the Northeast Seed Hub for this one-day workshop to learn key skills for developing and adapting varieties to your organic farm. OSA’s Jared Zystro and Steve Peters will lead this workshop that includes instruction on: the biology of seed production, hands-on demonstrations of seed harvesting and cleaning, choosing appropriate seed crops for your system and climate, maintaining the genetics integrity of varieties with appropriate population sizes and isolation distances, conducting variety trials, basic on-farm breeding techniques, seed production economics, and finding markets for your seed.
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