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 promoting strong, local, and regional seed systems. SOSS is an annual event organized by and for graduate students across the country who are interested in organic plant breeding and sustainable agriculture.

The theme for the 2018 symposium will be

"Grassroots Plant Breeding"

to highlight the contributions of small-scale breeders to the organic seed industry.


the 2017 symposium waS made possible with help from our generous sponsors: