This tutorial is brought to you by the Organic Seed Alliance (OSA). This tutorial was developed in 2016 – 2017 in partnership with Multinational Exchange for Sustainable Agriculture (MESA) and was designed to supplement an on-farm training in seed production. Organic seed production is a potentially lucrative opportunity for farmers, yet the specialized skill set required to grow high-quality organic seed serves as a barrier to entry for many farmers. At the same time, persistent gaps in the organic seed supply make seed farmers training opportunities all the more essential. This course offers a multimedia learning experience with readings, a series of six webinars and assignments.
Our goal is to cultivate a network of seed farmers committed to educating next generation farmers, and to support high-quality on-farm education to give beginning seed farmers real-world experience in production, business planning, marketing, and socio-political awareness.