National Heirloom Exposition
September 9 - 11, 2014 | Santa Rosa, California
Join Organic Seed Alliance's Jared Zystro at the 3rd Annual National Heirloom Exposition. The event includes many keynote speakers, educational workshops, exhibits, and activities.
Wheat Harvest Field Day
September 12, 2014 | Shively, California
Join Organic Seed Alliance's Jared Zystro for this harvest field day from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the College of the Redwoods Farm in Shively, CA. Participants will tour our wheat nursery that includes plots of over 100 varieties of wheat, emmer, einkorn, spelt, and other grains. Contact Jared Zystro with any questions.
Jefferson County Farm Tour
September 14, 2014 | Jefferson County, Washington
Save the date to join OSA and other Olympic Peninsula agriculture organizations at this year's Jefferson County Farm Tour. Details TBD.
Organic Silage Variety Trial Tour
September 17, 2014 | Arcata, California
Join Organic Seed Alliance's Jared Zystro for a tour of our organic silage variety trials at Warren Creek Farms in Arcata, California from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Participants will learn about the goals and methods of the trial, see the varieties, and learn how to conduct their own variety trials.
Hoes Down Harvest Festival
October 4 - 5, 2014 | Yolo County, California
Join Organic Seed Alliance's Jared Zystro at this year's Hoes Down Harvest Festival to be held at Full Belly Farm in California. Weekend events include hands-on workshops, live music, food, crafts, silent auction, and a wellness tent.
Seed Harvest Techniques and Equipment Workshop
October 6, 2014 | Greenbank, Washington
Join Organic Seed Alliance's Micaela Colley and Laurie McKenzie at this workshop on bringing in your seed harvest from threshing to final cleaning. The workshop will be held at Greenbank Farm from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and cost $5 per person. Pre-registration is required.
Fundamentals of Seed Production and Variety Improvement
October 18, 2014 | Gilroy, California
Join OSA's Jared Zystro for this daylong course to be held near Gilroy, CA. Participants will learn fundamental skills for developing and adapting varieties to their organic farm and tour OSA pepper trials in the field. Topics of instruction include: the biology of seed production, seed harvesting and cleaning, choosing appropriate seed 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. Prior experience in basic seed growing is recommended.
Carolina Farm Stewardship Association
November 10 - 12, 2014 | Greenville, South Carolina
Join Organic Seed Alliance for a State of Organic Seed Listening Session and other organic seed workshops at this year's Carolina Farm Stewardship Association.
NOFA-NY Winter Conference
January 23 - 25, 2015 | Saratoga Springs, New York
Join Organic Seed Alliance for a State of Organic Seed Listening Session and other organic seed workshops at this year's NOFA-NY Winter Conference.
Georgia Organics Conference
February 20 - 21, 2015 | Athens, Georgia
Join Organic Seed Alliance for a State of Organic Seed Listening Session and other organic seed workshops at this year's Georgia Organics Conference.
February 5 - 7, 2015 | Portland, Oregon
Organic Seed Alliance is a proud co-sponsor of Organicology. While most sustainable ag events design content with specific audiences in mind and with an intent to provide those audiences with opportunities to broaden and deepen skills bases, Organicology seeks to bring all of the stakeholder groups to the table to not only develop skills in their own areas of activity but to gain exposure to the challenges and accomplishments of those in other areas of the trade and movement.
Organic Agriculture Research Symposium
February 25 - 26, 2015 | LaCrosse, Wisconsin
Join Organic Seed Alliance's research team at the innagural Organic Agriculture Research Symposium in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. The syposium aims to provide current information to farmers, ranchers, extension, and other agricultural professionals, educators, and others interested in organic agriculture.
8th Organic Seed Growers Conference
February 4 - 6, 2016 | Corvallis, Oregon
SAVE THE DATE for the 8th Organic Seed Growers Conference to be held February 4 - 6, 2016 in Corvallis, Oregon. 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. What is it all about? Here's what our participants' have to say about this one-of-a-kind gathering (video below or click here).
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“OSA is a convener, partner, and leader in creating the alternative -- a regionally based seed system by us and for us. Collaboration in their spinach breeding work has given me hands-on experience through which I've gained both skills and confidence as a seed grower.”
Common Ground Farm