The Organic Seed Conference focusing on organic seed systems

The Organic Seed Conference is into “Strengthening Community Seed Systems”. It has always been a big and well-celebrated event in North America that focuses on organic seed systems. It will also be the Organic Seed Alliance’s sixth time to host the convention in Port Townsend, Washington (happening all throughout January 19 to 21, 2012). In addition to that, there will also be a variety of activities that attendees should be able to expect like networking events, presentations, discussions, and a lot more. The conference will set in motion starting with a one-day tour.

What to expect from the conference’s one-day tour
The one-day tour, which costs $100/person (inclusive of lunch and transportation), will be co-sponsored by the Southern Exposure Seed Exchange. The all-day field tour will set-off by going around the Skagit Valley of Northwest Washington, which happens to be the region that has the leading production on vegetable seeds. Other than that, the tour will also continue on by visiting the major growing regions, particularly the areas that grow cabbages, beet, and spinach. Guests will also be able to see firsthand on how seeds and organic variety trials (care of Osborne Seed Company) are handled.
What topics will be discussed in the Organic Seed Conference?
There will be several session topics that will be discussed in the organic seed convention. Sessions concerning the production and distribution of organic plants (matters that will concentrate solely on organic farming) will also be talked about. Breeding organic plants will also be reviewed, as well as programs under the organic seed sector that will need further development and provision. Other topics that will also be talked about are those on seed disease management, organic seed markets and marketing.
Who are expected to attend the Organic Seed Conference?
Over 300 guests are projected to attend the conference. Moreover, the convention should be able to expect those that breed plants, companies that are into organic seed and plant distribution, agents that are both in the food industry and university extensions, farmers, pathologists, and researchers (amongst others). Other than the estimated number of guests, the conference will also be set at presenting 40 plus experts for its several sessions.
The importance of holding another Organic Seed Conference
The Organic Seed Conference helps present the importance of the ‘organic seed’, which is considered to be one of several valuable natural resources (such as soil, water and energy). The organic seed has also been considered as the very groundwork when it comes to farming and food; and the seminar is constantly used as a venue where an organic movement is further enhanced. Now with this in perspective, the conference continuously works on finding ways to help improve the quality of the food that we eat through the research that are presented. But other than the food’s quality, health benefits are also imparted, as well as the profitable and sustainable ways that organic farm’s can use and take advantage of.

The Organic Seed Conference is into “Strengthening Community Seed Systems”. It has always been a big and well-celebrated event in North America that focuses on organic seed systems. It will also be the Organic Seed Alliance’s sixth time to host the convention in Port Townsend, Washington (happening all throughout January 19 to 21, 2012). In addition to that, there will also be a variety of activities that attendees should be able to expect like networking events, presentations, discussions, and a lot more. The conference will set in motion starting with a one-day tour.

What to expect from the conference’s one-day tour

The one-day tour, which costs $100/person (inclusive of lunch and transportation), will be co-sponsored by the Southern Exposure Seed Exchange. The all-day field tour will set-off by going around the Skagit Valley of Northwest Washington, which happens to be the region that has the leading production on vegetable seeds. Other than that, the tour will also continue on by visiting the major growing regions, particularly the areas that grow cabbages, beet, and spinach. Guests will also be able to see firsthand on how seeds and organic variety trials (care of Osborne Seed Company) are handled.

What topics will be discussed in the Organic Seed Conference?

There will be several session topics that will be discussed in the organic seed convention. Sessions concerning the production and distribution of organic plants (matters that will concentrate solely on organic farming) will also be talked about. Breeding organic plants will also be reviewed, as well as programs under the organic seed sector that will need further development and provision. Other topics that will also be talked about are those on seed disease management, organic seed markets and marketing.

Who are expected to attend the Organic Seed Conference?

Over 300 guests are projected to attend the conference. Moreover, the convention should be able to expect those that breed plants, companies that are into organic seed and plant distribution, agents that are both in the food industry and university extensions, farmers, pathologists, and researchers (amongst others). Other than the estimated number of guests, the conference will also be set at presenting 40 plus experts for its several sessions.

The importance of holding another Organic Seed Conference

The Organic Seed Conference helps present the importance of the ‘organic seed’, which is considered to be one of several valuable natural resources (such as soil, water and energy). The organic seed has also been considered as the very groundwork when it comes to farming and food; and the seminar is constantly used as a venue where an organic movement is further enhanced. Now with this in perspective, the conference continuously works on finding ways to help improve the quality of the food that we eat through the research that are presented. But other than the food’s quality, health benefits are also imparted, as well as the profitable and sustainable ways that organic farm’s can use and take advantage of.

via: Westernfarmpress.com

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