Seed Economics Intensive at the Organic Seed Growers Conference

Join eOrganic at the 2018 Organic Seed Growers Conference for a live broadcast of the Seed Economics Intensive! It takes place on Wednesday, February 14th, and starts at 9AM Pacific Time (10 Mountain, 11 Central, Noon Eastern), and runs until 4PM Pacific with a break for lunch. You can attend the entire day, or come and go as you wish from wherever you are! It's free, and advance registration is required. Note: registering here automatically registers you for additional broadcasts from the conference on February 16 and 17th that were recently added to the program! For details on the entire 3 days of live broadcast and to register click the link below.

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About the Seed Economics Intensive

Note: There will be 15-minute breaks at 10:15 and 3, and a lunch break from 1230-115 Pacific Time. Download a detailed schedule

Navigating the finances of growing seed commercially can be challenging and managing the risks are essential to success. Beginning and experienced seed growers are invited to join us for this one-day intensive to gain the tools needed for managing financial risk in commercial seed production. Get skilled at using budgeting tools to evaluate capital investments, expanding enterprises, and assessing market opportunities. We’ll examine real-world examples from seed growers with different marketing strategies to build knowledge of wholesale, retail, contract growing, as well as breeding and variety maintenance. Participants will have the opportunity to provide their own production examples and work with an agricultural economist to develop enterprise budgets. We’ll also hear from organic seed industry representatives about gaps in the seed supply, best practices for quality control, and projections for the future of the organic seed market.


Sebastian Aguilar, Chickadee Farm; Travis Greenwalt, Highland Economics; Sam McCullough, Nash's Organic Produce; Tanya Murray, Oregon Tilth; Sarah Kleeger, Adaptive Seed; Tom Stearns, High Mowing Organic Seed; Ira Wallace, Southern Exposure Seed Exchange; Pete Zuck, Johnny's Selected Seeds

About the Organic Seed Growers Conference

The Organic Seed Growers Conference is the largest organic seed event in the US and is organized by the Organic Seed Alliance. It takes place in Corvallis, Oregon on February 14-17, 2018. To learn more about how to attend in person, please visit the conference website at

System Requirements

View detailed system requirements here. Please connect to the webinar 10 minutes in advance, as the webinar program will require you to download software. To test your connection in advance, go here. You can either listen via your computer speakers or call in by phone (toll call). Java needs to be installed and working on your computer to join the webinar. If you are running Mac OSU with Safari, please test your Java at prior to joining the webinar, and if it isn't working, try Firefox or Chrome.

Created by Alice Formiga

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