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Pinning

  1. -Procedures

  2. -Isolation Distances


Organizing Docs

  1. -Articles

  2. -Bylaws

  3. -Conflict of Interest


Board

  1. -Chuck Burr, president
    541 201-2688

  2. -Eric George, secretary
    415 250-9564

  3. -Chris Hardy
    541 301-6447

  4. -Kent Knock, treasurer
    541 582-0811

  5. -Ryan Navickas
    541 779-3846


Address

  1. SOSGA

  2. PO Box 1727

  3. Rogue River, OR 97537


Email

  1. sosgaseed@gmail.com

 


SOSGA is a nonprofit association of Southern Oregon seed growers, and interested farmers and home gardeners. Memberships include Active, Farmer Gardener and Associate memberships. See SOSGA Pinning Procedures and Bylaws for more information. SOSGA isolation distances, pinning procedures and bylaws are modeled after the other regional seed associations CBVSA and WVSSA. SOSGA was formed with the assistance of the Jackson and Josephine County OSU Extension Center.


The Perfect Seed Growing Environment


The fertile valleys of Josephine and Jackson counties of Southern Oregon are the perfect environment for better yields of high-quality seed.


Pacific currents bring southern Oregon a Mediterranean climate of moderate winters and dry summers which are excellent for growing Warm-Season Dry-Seeded Crops. Plus many Hot-Season Dry-Seeded and Wet -Seeded Crops grow well in southern Oregon.


Abundant clay-loam soils deliver nutrients and water to crops over our long season required to produce high-quality seed. Southern Oregon is home to diverse seed production including vegetables, herbs and flowers.


Dry summer months in fall with low humidity offer excellent harvesting. Crops are dried naturally in the field to proper storage moisture content. This gives excellent seed quality in high germination rates and appearance.


2014 Annual Meeting


SOSGA Members and Interested Seed Growers,


February is time to come together to plan the 2014 season of active collaboration for safe and pure seed crops.  Our strength is in our numbers! Come get organized and enjoy the solidarity at the Southern Oregon Seed Growers' Association's first general meeting set for Thursday, February 13th at 5:00 pm at the OSU Extension Center on Hanley Road! We'll be honored to have Don Tipping of Siskiyou Seeds presenting on his experience getting into the seed business. 


Schedule:

500pm Gathering

530–700pm SOSGA Business meeting. Attendance limited to Active Pinning Members only (because pinning maps will be shown).

700pm Dinner, whole food pot luck.  Please label ingredients in your dish. Public invited.

745pm Don Tipping, Keynote, "Being a Profitable Seed Grower, the First Three Years."

830pm Finish.

Jackson and Josephine County Seed Growers