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Are you a seed grower looking to expand your seed crop production into a business? This workshop may be for you.

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This 1.5 day training session will be led by Mary Brittain of the Cottage Gardener Heirloom Seedhouse. Focusing on the business aspects of commercial organic seed production, the workshop will address topics such as identifying target markets for seed, understanding key success factors for seed business, determining the profitability of seed crops, understanding seed contracts, selling wholesale vs. retail, and selling seed exclusively vs. as part of a mixed farm operation. Based on the business module of COG's national Organic Vegetable Seed Production E-Learning Course, the workshop will help you take the next steps in getting your seed business off the ground.

Please note this workshop will not address seed production topics and will assume participants have an intermediate-advanced level of seed production experience. It is intended for seed growers who have saved seed from, or cultivated as seed crops, annual and/or biennial vegetables and/or grains for multiple seasons; understand basic plant biology and the requirements for high quality commercial seed production such as isolation distances, minimum populations and selection; and have commercialized seed crops or are planning to do so.

This workshop is being offered free of charge and pre-registration is required.

Questions? Please contact Steph Hughes at shughes@usc-canada.org. This event is proudly hosted by The Bauta Family Initiative, a project of USC Canada, in partnership with ACORN.

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