Organic Seed Webinar
Join eOrganic and the Organic Seed Alliance for a webinar on "Understanding the NOP Seed Rule and Sourcing Organic Seed." The webinar is on Friday, June 6, 2014, at 11 am Eastern Time. It is designed for organic certifiers, inspectors, and operations, and is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required.
The webinar will cover the availability of organic seed, as well as the National Organic Program's 2013 guidance that clarifies the organic seed regulatory requirements.
The presenters are Kristina Hubbard of the Organic Seed Alliance, Emily Brown Rosen of the USDA National Organic Program, Zea Sonnabend of California Certified Organic Farmers and the National Organic Standards Board and Cullen Carns-Hilliker or the Midwest Organic Services Association. They will share their perspectives on enforcing organic seed requirements, and recommendations for encouraging increased sourcing of organic seed. Finally, participants will be introduced to tools and resources that support organic seed sourcing and production.
This webinar is supported by a contract from the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service's National Organic Program.