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OSA offers an alternative future of food, one in which farmers, plant researchers and seed advocates work together to ensure that our organic food supply is healthy, resilient, and adaptable. Invest in a sustainable future of food by donating to OSA today.

 
New Reports Describe Plant Breeding Priorities for Organic Agriculture

OSA and Cornell University have each released a report that details regional plant breeding priorities for organic agriculture. Learn more here.

 
Now Available: State of Organic Seed, 2016  

State of Organic Seed is a project of Organic Seed Alliance that monitors the status of organic seed in the US and provides a roadmap for increasing the diversity, quality, and integrity of organic seed available. Learn more here. 

 
We Have a New Executive Director!

We're proud to announce Cara Loriz as our new executive director! Cara joins OSA with an impressive background in nonprofit development; small business management and public advocacy; and environmental education, consulting, and writing. Micaela Colley, our previous director, will remain on staff in a new role. Read more

 
Organicology 2017 Registration is Open

Registration for Organicology 2017 is now open! Join OSA and our co-hosts for this unique event that brings together all sectors of the organic community for three days of cross-pollination. Read more (opens to PDF) about the Business Management for Organic Vegetable, Seed, and Grain Producers intensive. Register for the full conference 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.

 
About Us

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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“We know system diversity is one of the foundation stones to successful organic production and we have seen a demonstrated commitment from OSA to build that component of diversity relating to seed. I want to ensure my dollars to on-the-ground projects, a place where an emphasis to make an enduring difference is part of the mandate and where my dollars can be leveraged to build a stronger, healthier food system around the world.”

 

Alec McErlich

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Seattle, Washington


Seed Broadcast
November 16, 2016
OSA to Present at NOSB Meeting this Week
OSA is in St. Louis this week for the fall meeting of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). The agenda includes a number of seed-related discussion documents and proposals, from strengthening the...

October 18, 2016
Save the Date for the California Organic Seed Summit
Mark your calendar for the 3rd annual California Organic Seed Summit, Friday, February 17, through Sunday, February 19, 2017, at the Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel in Montara, California. The retreat...