SEED PRODUCTION BURSARY OFFERED.

Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers 2019 Organic Seed Production Bursary

Do you want to learn more about producing organic seeds? Want to learn about their commercial production, harvesting, quality, marketing, breeding and more? Want to build your own business following your own unique seed-farm business plan?

If so, the Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers are looking for YOU!

CVGSS is offering a full scholarship to one of our farmers to take Canadian Organic Growers 2019 intermediate online Organic Seed Production course and practicum.

From Canadian Organic Growers website (www.cog.ca):

The course will focus on building the competencies needed for successful, commercial organic seed producers. Modules covered in this certificate program include:

  1. Organic Farming Practices

  2. Organic Seed Production and Harvesting

  3. Organic Seed Quality Assurance

  4. The Business of Organic Seed Production

  5. On-Farm Organic Plant Breeding’

For all of the details go to: https://www.cog.ca/cog_event/2019-organic-vegetable-seed-production/

For the successful applicant, CVGSS will cover:

  1. $1,000 up front for tuition fees and books with the balance reimbursed upon successful completion. Total $1,100 + taxes.

  2. $350.00 up front for the practicum with the balance reimbursed upon successful completion. Total $400.00 + taxes.

We are looking for:

  • A Comox Valley area commercial farmer with a minimum of 2 years commercial production and sales

  • With Secure access to owned or leased land

  • Who is Organic certified or working towards certification

  • Who wants to start or expand commercial seed production

The course starts April 8th with a registration deadline of March 24. To provide enough time to assess applications, CVGSS requests all applications be in by March 15, 2019.

2019 Organic Seed Production Bursary Application

  • Tell us about your farm and business. These are our main questions but please do not hesitate to add any additional information that you think would be helpful.

  • For more information, contact Dianna Talbot at 250-339-4042

    Applications will be reviewed and approved by the board of the Comox Valley Growers and Seed Savers

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