Fostering a conversation about innovation in food and agriculture.
Climate change threatens the Salad Bowl of the world. Researchers and plant breeders at UC Davis share how they are using new plant breeding methods to save it. This video
Dive into 2017’s first issue of Upward to learn about more of the fascinating research taking place on the International Space Station U.S. National Lab.
A Career Profiles PDF containing examples of successful careers in the seed and agricultural industries.
Ever wonder who is growing the food that feeds your family, and the world? Meet Jessie—a real-life mom, home gardener, and professional plant breeder—in a new video trailer from the
So many of the things that enhance our quality of life can be traced to a seed. The food we eat, the clothes we wear, the fuel that powers our
First the Seed Foundation (FTSF) is undertaking a new multi-year education outreach initiative. The following is an overview of the Strategic Plan for the outreach effort, including program objectives, target
The mission of the First the Seed Foundation is to conduct education, outreach and communication on the value of crops and food produced from seeds. We seek to establish the base
Your partnership with First The Seed Foundation, we can reach millions more students and parents about agriculture and careers. Help us raise the funds to further develop and distribute state-of-the-art seed science/career curricula
If you’re interested in reading more about the past, present, and future of seeds and the seed industry, check out this list of books: American Dreamer: The Life and Times
The seed industry is a robust and growing industry in a very high-tech, science-based field that needs highly trained individuals in many disciplines. These links will give you various job
Seed Industry Resources Individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in agriculture and the seed industry will find these resources helpful in preparing for, and landing a job, in
There are many individuals in the seed and agriculture industries whose career success serves as an inspiration. Here is the story of one man whose ideas changed the world. Norman
No matter what age you are, you can start to prepare for a career in agriculture. The following documents will help you on your way: Career Handbook (hi-res, 13.8 Mb)
We’re living in an exciting time when new technologies are changing the face of agricultural production – and innovation in seed has played a major role in that transformation. Although
Check out these websites for interesting information on agriculture and the seed industry. National Pollinator Garden Network Information for public and private gardens that support pollinators. http://millionpollinatorgardens.org/resources/ Nutrients for Life
Throughout history, seeds have been critical to the survival of plants and animals. And for centuries scientists have worked to create new kinds of seeds that would deliver higher-yielding varieties
The impact of seeds on our lives is enormous. Seeds are the foundation of human and animal life on earth. The foods we eat, the fibers in the clothes we
Variety is the spice of life – and seeds are the foundation of life. This video describes how the agriculture industry is more than just farming. With more than 52,000