Category Archives: Seed and Story

Fundamentals of On-Farm Plant Breeding Course

Last month, OSA, with support from Seed Matters, hosted our Fundamentals of On-Farm Plant Breeding Course to a group of 25 dedicated students. OSA Senior Scientist and Washington State University Seed Extension Specialist Dr. John Navazio taught the 2-day workshop which … Continue reading

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Summer Letter from OSA’s Director

Organic Seed Alliance believes that some of the best innovation happens in the field. Farmers and traditional plant breeders have historically played a crucial role in building our nation’s crop base for modern agriculture to thrive and expand. This is … Continue reading

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The Farm Bill and Seed

By now you have probably received more Farm Bill emails than you can count. With the Senate passing its Farm Bill last week and the House taking it up next month, here’s a quick update on how seed is fairing … Continue reading

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Heirlooms of Tomorrow: Abundant Bloomsdale Spinach

Recognizing that seed knowledge is being lost even more quickly than genetic diversity, OSA trains farmers in basic on-farm seed saving, crop improvement and plant breeding practices that are grounded in an ecological agricultural approach. The work of OSA goes … Continue reading

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Forging the Future of Seed in Montana

In Montana, a group of farmers are addressing their seed availability concerns head-on. Their goal: to build a reliable supply of open-pollinated varieties of various crops that are well-adapted to Montana’s climate. A seed cooperative is in the works. Jacob … Continue reading

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