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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.
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.
“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