Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Learn How to Grow Seed and Breed New Organic Varieties
August 10th | Davis, CA

When  | August 10, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where | University of California-Davis, 1200 Ext Center Dr.
Cost      | $25 includes training and catered lunch

Join Organic Seed Alliance for a one-day classroom and field based course on organic plant breeding and seed production. Nationally renowned plant breeders from University of Wisconsin-Madison and Organic Seed Alliance will lead this training at University of California-Davis on August 10, 2017

Participants will learn basic principles to evaluate, develop, improve, and maintain both cross-pollinated and self-pollinated plant varieties for their farm. The training will also include a brief overview of seed biology, how to manage population size and isolation distances and seed production, harvesting, cleaning, and storage best practices. 

This course is intended for farmers, researchers, and agricultural students. Prior experience in seed growing is recommended. Participants are encouraged to review OSA's publications and tutorials at www.seedalliance.org/all-publications before the course. Questions? Contact Cathleen McCluskey atcathleen@seedalliance.org.

Space is limited