Can’t join us in person at the 7th Organic Seed Growers Conference next week? Organic Seed Alliance and eOrganic will be live streaming a selection of sessions directly from the event. Please see below for the live webinar schedule.
The webinar series is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required.
Register today at http://www.extension.org/pages/70186.
Why Organic Seed Matters and How to Meet Demand
Friday January 31, 2014, 9:00a – 10:30a
Organic seed that meets the diverse agronomic challenges and market needs of organic farmers is fundamental to their success and the food system they supply. The organic community has seen tremendous progress in the expansion of organic seed availability. Still, most organic farmers are planting non-organic seed. This session will focus on improving access to, and the use of, organic seed. Topics will include the importance of organic seed in the context of organic integrity and the principle of continual improvement, the 2013 NOP guidance document on organic seed, and demonstrations of new tools and resources.
Speakers: Theresa Podoll, Prairie Road Organic Seed; Erica Renaud, Vitalis Organic Seeds; Zea Sonnabed, CCOF and National Organic Standards Board; Chet Boruff, Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies (AOSCA)
Research Update: Small Grains and Corn
Friday January 31, 2014, 1:00p – 3:30p
The scientific field of organic plant breeding continues to expand. This session will give an overview of innovative organic research being conducting today in small grains and sweet corn. Hear reports from six researchers and participate in the question and answer.
Speakers: Hannah Walters, Seed Matters Graduate Student, Washington State University; Brook Brouwer, Seed Matters Graduate Student, Washington State University; Jonathan Spero, Lupine Knoll Farm; Amadeus Zschunke, Sativa Rheinau; Lisa Kissing Kucek, Cornell University; Adrienne Shelton, Graduate Student, University of Wisconsin – Madison