Deadline Extended! Apply Now for Student Seed Symposium

Student Organic Seed Symposium

 Applications Accepted Through March 15

CONTACT Kathleen Wood, Student Organic Seed Symposium, (719) 671-3509,

Mt. Vernon, WA – The Student Organic Seed Symposium organizing committee is proud to announce the dates for the second annual symposium, to be held August 4 – 7, 2013, at Washington State University’s Research Center in Mt. Vernon, Washington. The committee is now accepting applications from graduate students.

The Student Organic Seed Symposium provides a unique opportunity for graduate students interested in organic seed systems to share resources with one another and learn from leaders in the field.

Twenty-five graduate students will be selected by a committee to participate in the 2013 symposium. The committee welcomes applications from graduate students in diverse fields of study who demonstrate a strong personal interest in, or conduct research related to, organic or alternative agricultural systems. Activities during the symposium will include academic presentations, group discussions and field trips to local farms and organic businesses.

Applicants are evaluated and chosen by a review committee with representing faculty and students from diverse disciplines involved in organic plant breeding and seed system research.

The cost of the four-day event will be $125 dollars, which includes food, lodging and transportation during the symposium. Selected participants are responsible for travel to and from Mt. Vernon, Washington. Limited scholarships are available to cover the symposium fee.

To download an application, please visit or email to request one. Applications must be submitted to by March 15, 2013.

Clif Bar Family Foundation is sponsoring the event, with donations from Washington State University (WSU) and support from Organic Seed Alliance. This year’s symposium is being organized by graduate students from Washington State University, University of Wisconsin and Penn State.


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