Author Archives: Micaela Colley

Autumn Newsletter: Cultivating Resilience

Registration for the 8th Organic Seed Growers Conference is now open. We hope you’ll join us for the largest organic seed event in the nation where you’ll learn from more than 60 experts in the fields of organic plant breeding, … Continue reading

Posted in Agricultural Policy, Events, Organic Plant Breeding, Organic Seed Alliance, Seed Industry | Comments Off on Autumn Newsletter: Cultivating Resilience

Summer Newsletter: Is Purple the New Green?

It’s hard to believe that summer is upon us. As you watch the growing season unfold, do me a favor and ask yourself a question: What do I wish I knew right now about seed production, plant breeding, or the … Continue reading

Posted in Agricultural Policy, Events, GMO, Organic Plant Breeding, Organic Seed Alliance, Seed and Story, Seed Industry | Comments Off on Summer Newsletter: Is Purple the New Green?

Expanding Spring Palates through Participatory Breeding

Local food can be scarce in early spring in the Northwest, but thanks to support from two specialty crop block grants administered by the Washington State Department of Agriculture and Oregon Department of Agriculture, OSA is increasing the diversity of our spring palate. In partnership … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Organic Plant Breeding, Organic Seed Alliance, Seed Industry | Comments Off on Expanding Spring Palates through Participatory Breeding

Spring Newsletter: Breaking New Ground

Spring has arrived, and our staff is busy breaking new ground at a research farm in Chimacum, Washington. This operation centralizes much of our research, education, and seed production in the region. We’ll be hosting volunteer work parties every Friday beginning … Continue reading

Posted in Agricultural Policy, Events, GMO, Organic Plant Breeding, Organic Seed Alliance | Comments Off on Spring Newsletter: Breaking New Ground

Looking Back on OSA’s Successes in 2014

I’m excited to share our annual report with you today, which includes some of our most important successes in 2014. We are making tremendous progress in building regional seed systems, monitoring the state of organic seed at a national level, … Continue reading

Posted in Agricultural Policy, Events, GMO, Organic Plant Breeding, Organic Seed Alliance, Seed and Story, Seed Industry | Comments Off on Looking Back on OSA’s Successes in 2014