This year OSA nearly doubled its educational services, providing lectures or trainings at 45 events representing 10 states. More than 3,100 participants attended these events (one-third were farmers). OSA is seen as the prominent leader in delivering education on farm-based organic plant breeding, seed production, variety trials, and advocacy.
In 2013 more than 2,840 farmers and other agricultural professionals downloaded our publications. We added two new publications to our website this year: The 2012 California Organic Variety Trials Report and Climatic Considerations for Seed Crops: Guidelines and Field Trainings for Organic and Specialty Vegetable Seed Producers. OSA staff also provided consulting services to farmers representing 30 on-farm breeding projects across the U.S.
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