Author Archives: Guest Contributor

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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Faces of Public Plant Breeding: Michael Mazourek

Michael Mazourek is the Calvin Noyes Keeney assistant professor of Plant Breeding in the Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics at Cornell University. Dr Mazourek works on the genetic improvement of peppers, cucurbits and snap peas for disease resistance, organic … Continue reading

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Faces of Public Plant Breeding: Adrienne Shelton

Adrienne Shelton is a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, earning a Master’s and PhD with Dr. Bill Tracy. Her research includes analyzing the inheritance of genetic traits that confer high planting density tolerance in sweet corn … Continue reading

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An Organic Farmer Responds to AC21’s Proposal

The Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture’s draft recommendations add to the burden already carried by organic and non-GE producers struggling to deal with the aftermath of releasing an uncontrollable, patented agricultural technology into the environment. The report … Continue reading

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