Student Organic Seed Symposium 2016


Saturday, August 6th, 2016

8:00 a.m. Breakfast at Colby College 

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Visit student plots at Johnny's Selected Seeds where SOSS participants have 'live in the ground' breeding material to share and will present on their research. We will also learn about the plant breeding projects currently ongoing at Johnny's.

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch by Wicked Good Street Kitchen at Johnny's

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Return to Colby College. Digging it: Dr. Kristine Nichols

3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Break

3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Making waves: An advocacy panel with Dr. Bill Tracy and Kiki Hubbard

4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Seed swap & poster session

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Dinner at Colby College's Johnson Pond Picnic Area  and Keynote speaker Jim Gerritsen

Sunday, August 7th, 2016

8:00 a.m. -  Breakfast at Colby College

8:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. - Winds of change: Dr. Janny Van Beem

10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - SOSS business meeting and steering committee update

12:00 p.m. - Lunch

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Lighting the fire: Jane Rabinowicz

2:30 p.m. - Local field trips to Wild Folk Farm

4:00 p.m. - Fedco trial site tour

6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Dinner by Dandelion Catering and Keynote speaker Theresa Podoll at the MOFGA fairgrounds in Unity, ME