The Student Organic Seed Symposium aims to strengthen and grow the future of organic and sustainable agriculture. We do this by supporting a new generation of plant breeders and seed professionals that will lead the way developing crops for organic, sustainable, and agroecological cultivation systems and in promoting strong, local, and regional seed systems. This is an annual event organized by and for graduate students across the country who are interested in organic plant breeding and sustainable agricultural systems. Entering its fifth year, this year’s symposium will be in Waterville, Maine on the Colby College campus August 5th -8th, 2016.

Applications closed February 26, 2016.

Please check back in January 2017 for applications to attend SOSS 2017!

The SOSS community learns about graduate student Sara Kammlade's dry bean breeding project. Photo: Sevie Kenyon, UW-Madison CALS

The SOSS community learns about graduate student Sara Kammlade's dry bean breeding project.
Photo: Sevie Kenyon, UW-Madison CALS

 

This year's symposium IS made possible with help from our generous sponsors: