Organic Vegetable Seed Production Certificate

Early Bird Registration: $895 by December 31, 2019. Price increases to $945 on January 1, 2020.

Want to learn more about producing organic seeds? Want to learn about their production, harvesting, quality, marketing, breeding and more? Want to build your own business following your own unique seed-farm business plan?

  • e-Learning certificate program
  • 18 week program
  • 5 course modules
  • Course runs January 20 to May 24, 2020
  • Online, part-time, blended format
  • Optional 40-hour in-field experiential learning practicum placement. Click HERE to learn more. If you are interested in this optional 40-hour practicum, register for BOTH the certificate and practicum HERE.
  • Learn more about the course and the instructors HERE
  • Payment plans are available. Contact education@cog.ca for more details.

The five course modules covered in this certificate program include:

  1. Organic Farming Practices
  2. Organic Seed Production and Harvesting
  3. Organic Seed Quality Assurance
  4. The Business of Organic Seed Production
  5. On-Farm Organic Plant Breeding

Admission into this program requires that students have a basic level of knowledge and/or experience in seed production. This will be evaluated using a pre-enrollment questionnaire that you will find below. Should you not be admitted to the course, we will provide a full refund.

If you would prefer to register by mail, email or phone, you can download a copy of the paper questionnaire and scan/mail it in with your payment information. Note that you must complete your payment for the course in order to be registered. You can access the paper questionnaire HERE.


List degrees, certificates, etc, if any
List any trainings you have taken on organic growing or seed production.
How many years have you been farming, saving seeds, gardening, etc?
Are you currently operating a farm or garden?
What kind of farm/garden are you operating?
Do you have any experiences working on a farm or in a garden?
Have you participated in any internships or placements?
Do you have land, or access to land?
What are your plans to continue with organic seed production?