Author Archives: Jared Zystro

Building Organic Seed Systems in California

California has the largest agricultural economy in the U.S. This probably does not come as a surprise to anyone who can picture rolling hills of grape vineyards or vast fields of lettuce. Less well known is that over one-third of … Continue reading

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OSA’s California College Tour

Innovative programs at California colleges are training our next generation of farmers in organic, sustainable agricultural practices. These students will go on to be some of tomorrow’s farmer leaders. But while they may learn about topics like cover cropping and … Continue reading

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Be a Part of the Southeast Organic Seed Movement

With its long growing season and rich farming history, the Southeast region has great potential to strengthen its organic seed system. But what are the key actions we can take to help a burgeoning Southeastern network? As a first step, … Continue reading

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Organic Seed Stakeholders Meet in California

Did you know that California produces more vegetable seed than any other state? And that, according to a survey conducted as part of OSA’s State of Organic Seed report, the vast majority of California organic farmers surveyed agree that organic … Continue reading

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Dr. Bill Tracy to Keynote Organic Seed Growers Conference

Looking at the agricultural news of the day, I read about how some genetically engineered corn is failing, as corn rootworms evolve to overcome the insecticide contained in the corn. And weeds resistant to Roundup are springing up all over. … Continue reading

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