Seed World

Ready to Head Back to School? Join us in February for Seed School!

Lorne Hadley, Seeds Canada Member Relations Director

Have you ever found yourself thinking of the journey new seed varieties take from the research lab to the farmer’s field?

The intricate process involved, the key players and the systems that support genetic innovation and adoption can be overwhelming for those outside the immediate seed sector or those just getting into it. Seeds Canada, in collaboration with Cereals Canada, is offering a comprehensive course that demystifies our seed system for those who might need to become more familiar with it.

Scheduled for Feb. 12-14 in the heart of Canada’s agriculture community — Winnipeg, Man. — this program promises to unravel the intricacies of our seed industry framework. Developed in partnership with Cereals Canada, an organization renowned for its expertise in program development and delivery, the course aims to provide participants with a nuanced understanding of the processes that drive genetic innovation and adoption in Canada.

The event, set to take place at Cereals Canada headquarters, is not just a gathering of curious minds; it is a symposium where industry experts and professionals will converge to share insights, discuss challenges, and illuminate the path from research to real-world application.

The symposium will feature a meticulously crafted program designed to delve into every facet of the seed system. From the initial stages of research and development to the final planting in farmers’ fields, participants will gain an in-depth understanding of the robust framework supporting Canada’s seed industry.


Who Should Attend?

This program is not an exclusive affair; it is an open invitation to anyone, regardless of their affiliation with the public or private sector, who harbours an interest in comprehending the intricate workings of the Canadian seed system. Whether you are a seasoned professional in the agricultural sector or looking to expand your knowledge base, this symposium has something to offer.

Moreover, for those concerned about professional development, rest assured  Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) credits will be applied, ensuring  your participation not only enhances your understanding but also contributes to your professional growth.

The Value of Knowledge: Beyond the Fields

Understanding the seed system isn’t just crucial for those directly involved in agriculture; it holds significance for everyone who consumes the fruits of the labour that begins with a tiny seed. The course will shed light on how innovations in seed varieties impact the food we eat, the sustainability of agriculture, and the resilience of our food supply chain.

As we navigate an era marked by climate change, evolving consumer preferences, and global challenges, being informed about the foundational aspects of our agricultural systems becomes imperative. Seed School equips participants with the knowledge needed to navigate these complexities, fostering a deeper appreciation for seeds’ crucial role in our daily lives.