Organic seed growers need more mentorship and courses that are comprehensive in scope and combine theoretical and practical instruction. To address this gap, OSA teamed up with the Multinational Exchange for Sustainable Agriculture (MESA) to help experienced farmers pass on their seed knowledge to beginning farmers through a national internship program. The Seed Internship Program was launched last year and is the first to focus on organic seed production.
The new online course announced today is part of this internship program but available to anyone interested in learning how to grow organic seed. Follow the registration directions below so you can get the most out of this FREE course and other resources.
The course runs through the end of the year with more trainings planned for 2017. Participants will have access to monthly webinars, reading lists, online discussion forums, multi-media curriculum, and other materials that collectively serve as a comprehensive resource for learning about and teaching organic seed production. The course supports farmers who are teaching interns how to grow organic seed by providing structured and professional instruction on everything from production practices to seed economics. The trainings also help experienced organic seed growers refine their skills and connect with other growers.