Author Archives: Kristina Hubbard

Year in Review: A Voice for Organic Seed

OSA continued to support organic priorities in the farm bill this year, in addition to educating members of Congress, and leadership within USDA, on the importance of classical plant breeding and public cultivar development. We again collected more than 100 … Continue reading

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Year in Review: Education Services Nearly Double

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 … Continue reading

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UPDATE: USDA Extends ‘Coexistence’ Comment Period

USDA published a request for public comments in November (FR Vol.78, No. 213, Nov. 4, 2013)¬†on how agricultural coexistence in the United States can be strengthened. The agency just granted a 60-day extension on this comment period. The new deadline … Continue reading

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Fundamentals of Organic Seed Production in Eureka, CA

OSA will host its Fundamentals of Organic Seed Production course at Humboldt Agricultural Center in Eureka, CA, on December 8 – 9, 2013. Prior experience in basic seed growing is recommended. Participants will learn the fundamental skills for producing seed … Continue reading

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Variety Trial Training at Riverdog Farm in Guinda, California

OSA will host a field day and training for farmers at Riverdog Farm on December 7, 2013, to share progress in our Northern California organic variety trials, which include over 30 varieties of red beets, Savoy spinach, and Nantes carrots. … Continue reading

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