Author Archives: Guest Contributor

Partnering with Greenbank Farm’s Organic Seed Project

Greenbank Farm, an OSA partner and non-profit educational farm on Whidbey Island, has started the second year of its Organic Seed Project. This project, which is funded through a Washington State Department of Agriculture Specialty Crops Block Grant, aims to encourage new and … Continue reading

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Farm Bill Update: What’s at Stake for Organic Farmers

The following article is cross-posted from the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition’s (NSAC) blog series, “What’s at Stake in the Farm Bill, ” which highlights expired farm bill programs and what this means for farmers and communities throughout the U.S. One of the … Continue reading

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Help Protect Oregon’s Organic Seed and Vegetable Farmers

Half of the Willamette Valley is in danger of being opened up to canola production. Canola is a serious threat to several thriving agricultural industries in this region of Oregon, including vegetable and clover seed producers, fresh vegetable producers, and … Continue reading

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OSA and Sierra Seed Cooperative Teach On-Farm Breeding

Sierra Seed Cooperative had the pleasure of hosting Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) to teach a Fundamentals of On-Farm Plant Breeding Workshop this past weekend. We had a full classroom of seed-savers and farmers from all over Northern California come out … Continue reading

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Faces of Public Plant Breeding: Brook Brouwer

Brook Brouwer grew up on a small sheep farm on Lopez Island, WA. He graduated with a B.A. in Biology from Colorado College in 2008. In January 2012 he began working toward a PhD in Crop Science, in Dr. Stephen … Continue reading

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