OSGATA has two types of membership: voting and non-voting (or, as we like to call our non-voting members, Friends of OSGATA).
Voting Membership is further broken down into the following categories:
- Organic Seed Farmers- Individuals who raise certified organic seed for own use, as well as sale (75% or more of their total seed sales must come from their own production).
- Organic Farmers- Individuals who raise certified organic crops or livestock.
- Organic Seed Professionals- Individuals who work with organic seed breeding in the public or private sector (including breeding, cleaning, research, curating, and/or publishing).
- Organic Seed Businesses- Sellers or handlers of organic seed. This category of membership is further delineated into 3 dues brackets by total annual certified organic seed sales.
- Affiliate Organizations- Organizations who support the mission of OSGATA.
Friends of OSGATA are individuals who support OSGATA’s mission and organic seed work. Such non-voting members include:
- Non-certified organic farmers
Do you support OSGATA’s mission to develop, protect and promote the organic seed trade and its growers? Then join now in one of the following easy ways!
1. Become a Voting Member Online! First fill out the appropriate membership application. (Remember, Organic Seed Businesses, Organic Farmers, and Organic Seed Farmers will need to provide their organic certification information). Then pay membership dues securely via PayPal.
2. Become a Friend of OSGATA Online! Fill out the membership application for non-voting members. Then choose how much you would like to contribute to OSGATA, and how often. You can make a one-time annual payment− in which case the recommended amount is $30− or you can set up a renewing payment, subscription style, in an amount of your choosing. All dues are accepted via a secure connection with PayPal.
3. Download a Membership Application! Yes, we still accept memberships the old-fashioned way. Simply download and complete the paper application, selecting the membership category that best suits you. Then mail along with payment to:
P.O. Box 362
Washington, Maine 04574
- Cross promotion of member products and services.
- Access to a members-only listserv for networking.
- Involvement in the ethical development of diverse organic seed systems.
- “Seed for Thought” newsletter and political action updates on state and federal level.
- Inclusion in building a policy platform for promoting, protecting and developing the organic seed trade’s interests.
- Opportunities to participate first-hand in our efforts via our Committees.
Friends of OSGATA receive:
- OSGATA’s “Seed for Thought” newsletter.
- Political action updates on state and federal level.
- Invitations to join OSGATA’s Committees.