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Thursday, December 7 • 3:15pm - 4:45pm
The Search for Seeds: Growing and Breeding Without Patent Restrictions LIMITED

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Vegetable producers are tasked not only with identifying which seeds will thrive on their farms, but also with adhering to a variety of restrictions that may affect their options for how to utilize particular seeds. Michael Mazourek of Cornell University will help you navigate the complexity around hybrids, plant variety protection (PVP), utility patents, and other restrictions seed users face when exercising their rights to seed, whether searching for cultivars for seed saving and on-farm breeding projects or making purchases that support your ethics. Jason Grauer of Stone Barns Center will demonstrate resources that can help you navigate this process with ease.

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Jason Grauer

Crop Production and Farm Consulting Manager, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
Jason Grauer is crop production manager at Stone Barns Center. With a degree in economics from Tufts University, Jason spent the early part of his career in the financial industry. A year spent volunteering at Stone Barns confirmed his desire to farm full time, and he spent two seasons... Read More →
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Michael Mazourek

Associate Professor, Cornell University
Michael Mazourek established a vegetable breeding program which focuses on developing new cultivars for organic farming systems through traditional methods of cross-pollination. His grower-driven traits focus on fungal and insect resistances in regionally adapted backgrounds to provide... Read More →

Thursday December 7, 2017 3:15pm - 4:45pm EST