After a two-season hiatus, we are pleased to announce that the Student Organic Seed Symposium (SOSS) will be hosted by West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV during summer 2022! SOSS is an annual gathering of graduate students, researchers, farmers, and seed industry professionals working in organic seed systems. Since its inception in 2012, the goal of SOSS has been to create a community grounded in both scientific rigor and regenerative ethics with a focus on providing support to graduate students working in organic systems. Support and mentorship from experienced professors and industry professionals working in organic systems helps students strengthen their research skills and facilitate post-graduate opportunities while fostering the continued growth of the organic seed movement. Although the primary academic focus of many SOSS attendees is centered around plant breeding for resilience under organic management, we equally welcome students from all disciplines working in organic agriculture and seed systems. Stayed tuned for further info about dates, student applications, speakers, and other exciting event details this winter.

We can’t wait to see you again!