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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.

 
Winter Newsletter: Here's what your support has made possible

The future of food needs all of us to come together and sow hope. And you know what? IT'S HAPPENING. THANK YOU to all who've answered the call and given a gift. We couldn't do this work without YOU! Read our winter newsletter to see the important work you're supporting.

 
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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“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.”

 

Julie Puhich

Common Ground Farm

Olympia, Washington


Seed Broadcast
February 16, 2017
Tell Montana Legislators to Vote NO on SB 155!
Senate Bill 155 is part of a national strategy to eliminate the authority of local government over one of our most valuable natural resources: seed. The bill restricts Montana farmers’ control over seed...

January 11, 2017
Symposium to Showcase Organic Food Projects from Seed to Plate
Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) and EcoFarm will host a one-day symposium in Pacific Grove, California, on January 25, 2017. The gathering will bring together farmers, chefs, grocers, wholesalers, plant breeders,...