[montanafood_ag] Reminder! We Need to Hear from Specialty Crop Producers

Kristina Hubbard kristina at seedalliance.org
Fri Mar 11 10:26:18 MST 2016

Hello everyone,

Thanks for spreading the word about this short survey that will inform a state-wide specialty crop seed project for the next three years. The goal is to identify crop improvement and seed production priorities for vegetable growers. The results will help us plan for variety trials, participatory plant breeding projects, and organic seed production education. You do not need to be certified organic to respond.

We just extended the deadline.

Thank you!


Montana Specialty Crop Seed Needs Assessment
Deadline extended: March 25, 2016

Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) is a nonprofit organization that advances the ethical development and stewardship of seed. Through research, education, and advocacy programs, we work with farmers and other seed professionals to build regional, farmer-centric organic seed systems. We are conducting a short survey<https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SPZPQ82> in partnership with the Triple Divide Organic Seeds Cooperative, the first seed cooperative in the state to focus on regionally adapting plant varieties to Montana and other northern latitudes.
The purpose of this survey is to better assess the current state of specialty crop seed needs for organic vegetable growers in Montana. The results will guide OSA's work with farmers, researchers, seed companies, and other stakeholders to increase the availability of regionally adapted organic vegetable varieties in Montana. You do not need to be certified organic to take this survey.
Obtaining feedback from Montana growers is vital to this project. Please take ten minutes to complete the survey. Your responses are voluntary and will be kept confidential. They will be analyzed with other responses collectively to guide a three-year specialty crop seed project funded by a Montana Specialty Crop Block Grant.
It is important that you complete all of the questions. If you have any questions, please contact Kiki Hubbard at kristina at seedalliance.org<mailto:kristina at seedalliance.org> or by phone at (406) 544-8946<tel:%28406%29%20544-8946>.
The survey will close on March 25, 2016. Thank you for your time and commitment to building a regional seed system in Montana.
Click here to begin the short survey.<https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SPZPQ82>

Kristina (Kiki) Hubbard

Director of Advocacy & Communications

Organic Seed Alliance

(406) 544-8946


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