March 3, 2012 — Standard Process Inc. recently contributed $1,420 to Organic Seed Alliance (OSA). The contribution was a result of Standard Process’ 2010 pledge to support organic farming and farmers.
The company said it would donate proceeds from its recently released book, “Quality From Seed to Supplement,” to an organization also championing organic farming. The organization was selected from three choices based on an online poll of Standard Process’ Facebook fans.
OSA advances the ethical development and stewardship of the genetic resources of agricultural seed. The group accomplishes its goals through collaborative education, research, and advocacy with organic farmers and other seed professionals. Standard Process’ contribution helps OSA foster organic seed systems that meet the needs of organic farmers and the communities they serve.
“Organic Seed Alliance appreciates the support of industry members like Standard Process, a company that both supports important organizations like ours while also actively participating in organic seed system development,” said Micaela Colley, executive director of OSA.
Standard Process Farm Manager Christine Mason understands the challenges facing farmers who want to use organic seed. Since quality organic seeds are difficult to source, every year Standard Process saves as much of its own seed as possible from its crops.
Mason believes having OSA receive the contributions was a natural fit, “OSA is a very deserving organization because it does so much for the agricultural community through its efforts to help overcome the challenges facing the organic seed industry.”
“Quality From Seed to Supplement” showcases the natural beauty of sustainable organic farming on the Standard Process Farm. From photos of its rich, organic soil to the setting sun over fields of whole food goodness, the images in the book let readers experience the Standard Process Farm, located in Palmyra, Wis., from afar.
Source: Standard Process, standardprocess.com