Aug
9
Aug 13

SOSS 2015

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison

BRIEF SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

*Subject to change*  

SUNDAY, August 9

4:00 Check-in
5:00 Welcome Dinner
Opening remarks- Dr. Irwin Goldman
8:00 Social- Picnic Point

MONDAY, August 10

8:00 Breakfast
9-12:00 Speakers
Michael Sligh (RAFI)
Adrienne Shelton (High Mowing/ UW-Madison)
Rob Johnston (Johnny’s Selected Seeds)
12:00 Lunch
1-5:00 West Madison Agriculture Station
Student Demonstration Plots
Dr. Julie Dawson, Dr. Erin Silva, Simon Lab, Tracy Lab
6:00 Dinner
7:00 Science Café

 TUESDAY, August 11

6:30 Breakfast
7:30 am-5:30 pm Field Day
Organic Valley – Includes lunch
Vermont Valley
A.P. Whaley
6:30 Dinner

WEDNESDAY, August 12

8:00 Breakfast
9:00 Speakers/Seed Exchange
TBD
12:00 Lunch
1:00-2:30 Iron Chef Workshop
2:30-4:00 Speakers
TBD
4:30 Closing Remarks
Tom Stearns- High Mowing
6:00 Dinner
7:30 Memorial Union Terrace

Aug
13
7:30 am07:30

SOSS 2015 Optional Field Trip: Seed Savers Exchange

  • Seed Savers Exchange

Seed Savers Exchange Field Trip

*Subject to change*

Thursday, August 13

7:30 am - Depart from UW-Madison lodging

11:00 am – Arrive Seed Savers Exchange
Meet at Lillian Goldman Visitors’ Center

11:15 am – Tour & history of SSE

12:30 pm – Lunch
Catered by Oneota Food Coop
Invite SSE staff to eat with us

1:30pm – Preservation Lab
John Torgrimson – President & Executive Director
Tim Johnson, PhD - Seed Bank Manager
Phillip Smith - Tissue Culture Specialist
Tor Janson - Collections Curator

2:15pm – Robert Becker Memorial Library 
Sara Straate - Seed Historian

2:45pm - Facilities Tour
Seed house/packing rooms, greenhouses, high tunnel, root cellar
Amy Holmgren - Greenhouse Manager
Zach Row-Heyveld - Germplasm Storage and Distribution Technician

3:15pm – Tomato / Pepper Tasting
Steffen Mirsky - Horticultural Technician
Phil Kauth - Assistant Curator

4:00pm – Orchard
Dan Bussey - Orchard Manager

4:30pm – Depart for Pepperfield Project
5:00pm – Arrive Pepperfield Project
Tour / talk with David Cavagnaro

5:45pm – Dinner

6:45pm – Depart for Madison
10:00pm – Arrive Madison