Mar 7, 2023
Seed production course applications due tomorrow
Applications for the Organic Seed Alliance’s 2023 Organic Seed Production online course are due by the end of the day tomorrow.
The interactive, cohort-based course includes six modules over six months. Designed to supplement an on-farm seed production training experience, the course is open to any beginning producer working on a seed farm.
The course, which will run from March through August, focuses on the biological, technical and economic aspects of organic seed production. Its goals are to cultivate a network of seed growers committed to educating the next generation of seed farmers and advocates, to provide seed farmers with real-world experience in seed production and to help alleviate the ongoing shortage of organic seed.
Each course module features pre-recorded videos on course topics, supplemental reading material with links to additional resources and a short quiz, prompt or assignment. Two 60- to 90-minute group discussions per month will take place on course materials, assignments and on-farm activities.
A season crop tracking project can include a crop production report and enterprise budget, crop history or other project, while a farm internship will include field-based training at a host site.
Participants can expect a workload of two to three hours per week of independent study plus two to three hours per month of live meetings.