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Organic Seed Growers Conference 2018 Live Broadcast

eOrganic is broadcasting live from the 2018 Organic Seed Growers Conference, organized by the Organic Seed Alliance. Registering just once allows you to attend the Feb. 14 Seed Economics Intensive and the workshops below on Feb. 16 and 17. Please note that there are long breaks between some of the sessions. You may attend whichever sessions you choose and can come and go as you wish.

Friday, February 16

Crop Planning for Organic Seed Growers: 9-10:30 Pacific Time

Speakers: Daniel Brisebois, Tourne-Sol Cooperative Farm; Sebastian Aguilar, Chickadee Farm, Jared Zystro, Organic Seed Alliance

Growing Strong Seed The Biodynamic Way: 2-3:30 Pacific Time

Speakers: Thea Maria Carlson, Biodynamic Farmer and Co-Director of the Biodynamic Association; Beth Corymb, Meadowlark Hearth; Jim Fullmer, Biodynamic Farmer and Co-Director of Demeter USA; Marjory House, Biodynamic Farmer and consultant with Sero Biodynamic Seed.

Seed Production in Cages – Challenging, Fun, and Rewarding: 4-5:30 Pacific Time

Speakers: Shaina Bronstein, Vitalis Organic Seeds; Jen Jody, Growing Opportunities Farm Community Coop, Laurie McKenzie,Organic Seed Alliance; Chris Thoreau, Farmfolk Cityfolk

Saturday February 17

Leveraging Variety Trials to Advance Organic Seed Systems: 9-10:30 Pacific Time

Speakers: Julie Dawson, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Alex Lyon, University of British Columbia; Jared Zystro, Organic Seed Alliance and University of Wisconsin-Madison

Microbial Hitchhikers on Seed: Friend or Foe? 1:30-3PM Pacific Time

Speakers: Dan Egel, Purdue University; Jim Myers, Oregon State University

Organic Hybrid Seed Production in the US: Methods and Case Studies: 3:30-5 Pacific Time

Speakers: Jeffrey Block, Gro Alliance; Jason Cavatorta, Earthwork Seeds; Tom Stearns, High Mowing Organic Seeds; Bill Waycott, Nipomo Native Seeds.

About the Organic Seed Growers Conference

The Organic Seed Growers Conference is the largest organic seed event in the US and is organized by the Organic Seed Alliance. It takes place in Corvallis, Oregon on February 14-17, 2018. To learn more about how to attend in person, please visit the conference website at

System Requirements

View detailed system requirements here. Please connect to the webinar 10 minutes in advance, as the webinar program will require you to download software. To test your connection in advance, go here. You can either listen via your computer speakers or call in by phone (toll call). Java needs to be installed and working on your computer to join the webinar. If you are running Mac OSU with Safari, please test your Java at prior to joining the webinar, and if it isn't working, try Firefox or Chrome.

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