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Hawaiian-NOVIC Organic Plant Breeding Intensive On Oahu

Event: Date: March 11 th (8:00-6:00) and 12 th (8:00-4:00) Location: Waimanalo Experiment Station, University of Hawaii, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, Oahu, HI.

Cost: $50 (includes two lunches)

This March Hawaiian farmers, students and seed stewards can take their skills to the next level learning fundamentals of plant variety improvement and organic plant breeding. Join researchers from Organic Seed Alliance, University of Wisconsin, and Oregon State University (partners of the Northern Organic Vegetable Improvement Collaborative - NOVIC) along with University of Hawai’i College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (UH-CTAHR) for a two-day intensive on organic seed and plant breeding. Trainings include classroom and hands-on exercises in the fields of GoFarm Hawaii, the Sustainable and Organic Agriculture Program, and UH Extension viewing a wide range of vegetable crops along with tropical staple-crops (taro, cassava and banana). This workshop is for farmers, seed producers, and agricultural students with basic knowledge of crop and seed biology and includes group exercises, networking opportunities, and local foods lunches. Registration is limited.

This event is followed by the Variety Showcase Oahu held on March 13th, $25 Tickets available at:

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