Organic Seed Alliance (OSA), with co-hosts Washington State University, Oregon State University, and eOrganic, will hold its 7th Organic Seed Growers Conference in Corvallis, OR, from January 30 – February 1, 2014.
The two-day conference features presentations, panel discussions, and networking events around the theme: Innovation in the Field.
The event is the largest in North America to focus solely on organic seed. Session topics range from organic plant breeding, seed production, and distribution, to enhancing policies that support the expansion and integrity of the organic seed sector.
The conference offers more than two-dozen sessions ranging from agronomic issues on the farm (seed production and disease management); breeding topics (university projects and participatory models); economic matters (organic seed markets and marketing); and policy discussions (strategies and tools for growing the organic seed sector).
Presenters are leaders in their field and represent diverse regions, crop types, and farming scales. More than 300 farmers, plant breeders, organic certifiers, policy advocates, and seed and food companies, among others, are expected to attend.