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SEED SCHOOL 2015

  • West Madison Agricultural Research Station 8502 Mineral Point Road Verona, WI 53593 (map)

Organic Seed School

Sunday, August 9th, 2015
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
West Madison Agricultural Research Station, 8502 Mineral Point Road, Verona WI
Registration: $20

Whether you’re a gardener looking to create your own varieties, a farmer interested in seed production, or a curious eater hoping to understand more about your food system, Organic Seed School is designed for you!

MORNING ACTIVITIES

7:30 am – Registration at West Madison Field Station (light refreshments)
8:00 am – Welcome and Introductions, Seed School History/Overview
8:10 - 8:50 am – Pollination Biology: Flower Anatomy, Selfers and Crossers
          Moderator - John Navazio
8:50 - 10:20 am – Seed Company Presentations
          High Mowing Organic Seeds
         Johnny’s Selected Seeds
         Bejo Seeds
         Fruition Seeds
         Vitalis Organic Seeds
         AP Whaley Seed Co.
        Albert Lea Seed
10:20 - 10:40 am – Seed Company Exhibition and Break (light refreshments)
10:40 - 11:20 am – Potato varieties and the Importance of Producing High-Quality Seed Potatoes
        Moderator -  Dr Doug Rouse
11:20 am - 12:00 pm – Seed Cleaning Demonstration
       Moderator - Aaron Whaley
12:00 - 1:00 pm – Lunch and Informal Discussion

AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES

1:00 - 1:40 pm – Session 1
        Group 1-  Corn breeding demonstration with Bill Tracy
        Group 2-  Carrot breeding demonstration with Phil Simon
        Group 3-  Tomato breeding demonstration with Julie Dawson

1:50 - 2:30 pm – Session 2
         Group 3-  Corn breeding demonstration with Bill Tracy
         Group 1-  Carrot breeding demonstration with Phil Simon
         Group 2-  Tomato breeding demonstration with Julie Dawson

2:40 - 3:20 pm – Session 3
         Group 2-  Corn breeding demonstration with Bill Tracy
         Group 3-  Carrot breeding demonstration with Phil Simon
         Group 1-  Tomato breeding demonstration with Julie Dawson

3:30 - 4:00 pm – Closing Remarks and Tasting

Later Event: August 9
SOSS 2015