Events calendar

Sunday. 09 February, 2020 - Saturday. 15 February, 2020
WEEK 07
Wednesday. 12 February, 2020
12:00 am ET

10th Organic Seed Growers Conference

Register today for the 10th Organic Seed Growers Conference. The conference is the largest event focused solely on organic seed in North America, bringing together hundreds of farmers, plant breeders, researchers, certifiers, food companies, seed companies, and others from across the U.S. and around the world. The biennial conference has been convening the organic seed community for nearly two decades and includes a packed agenda of presentations, panel discussions, networking events, and celebration. Farm tours and short courses are held prior to the full two-day conference.

REGISTRATION CLOSES FEBRUARY 5TH

Some highlights include:

The Main Conference – Friday and Saturday includes two dozen in-depth sessions with over 70 speakers, a keynote address from Ricardo Salvador of Union of Concerned Scientists, networking opportunities, celebrations, and an epic seed swap. Session subjects range from hands-on seed production and participatory breeding, to finding a path forward on seed licenses, to see ownership and seed commons. Find details here.

Willamette Valley Seed Tour – A pre-conference tour through the Willamette Valley featuring seed production and cleaning on a number of different scales. The Willamette Valley is home to some of the world’s most sought after seed production and we’re going to tour a few of the seed growers who call the valley “home.” 

Organic Plant Breeding Pre-Conference Intensive – Take your on-farm breeding skills and variety development projects to the next level! This crash course in organic plant breeding will provide the basic skills to initiate or advance your organic breeding projects.

Organic Variety Trial and Culinary Evaluation Pre-Conference Intensive – Learn the basics of designing and implementing a variety trial, and setting up a related culinary evaluation. You’ll gain hands-on skills in trials and culinary evaluation in this interactive intensive that will include farmers, researchers, and chefs.