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 https://seedalliance.org/conference/
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 http://java.com/en/download/testjava.jsp prior to joining the webinar, and if it isn't working, try Firefox or Chrome.