PNW Organic Seed Alliance to meet at OSU in January

December 19, 2003

CORVALLIS - The third annual meeting of the Organic Seed Alliance will be held at Oregon State University's LaSells Stewart Center in Corvallis Jan. 9-11.

The three-day gathering aims to bring together organic seed farmers, seed industry professionals, breeders and university specialists from Oregon, Washington and Idaho to share information and skills, according to Alex Stone and Ross Penhallegon, with the OSU Extension Service.

Sessions will include discussions of diseases in vegetable seed crops and seed-borne disease, seed cleaning, alternatives to patent laws, research needs, and the economics and marketing of seed.

Registration is $75 for three days, or $30 per day, if registered by Dec. 29. Late registration will cost $15 extra.

Links to program and registration information can be found at: http://www.abundantlifeseed.org/. Or contact the Organic Seed Alliance at 360-385-7192.

Author: Carol Savonen
Source: Alex Stone, Ross Penhallegon