Posts by Kristen Loria

Kristen Loria is a Masters’ candidate in the Plant Breeding and Genetics section at Cornell University. Her own research focuses on trialing and breeding vegetable varieties for organic production systems, under the USDA NIFA-funded Northern Organic Vegetable Improvement. She is excited to be a SFQ contributor and to help grow and support a more independent, adaptive seed system for small farms. Please reach out by email:
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On-Farm Variety Improvement Part II: Selection and Plant Breeding

By Kristen Loria / October 7, 2019

This article is a follow up to “On-Farm Plant Breeding Pt. I: Getting Started with Diversity”, published in the Summer 2019 SFQ. Starting there will provide more context to understand…

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On-Farm Plant Breeding Pt. I: Getting Started with Diversity

By Kristen Loria / July 1, 2019

Learn how to get started with your own on-farm plant breeding project. Often as growers we rely on our favorite seed companies to provide us with the varieties we grow.…

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What Can Variety Trialing Do for Your Vegetable Farm?

By Kristen Loria / April 1, 2019

Put those glowing seed catalog descriptions to the test and find varieties that are the best fit for your own farming environment. A variety trial entails growing different varieties of…

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Farm Hack: A Community for Farm Innovation

By Kristen Loria / January 7, 2013

  Started in 2011 by a team of farmers and engineers from the Northeast, Farm Hack is a project of the National Young Farmers’ Coalition in partnership with the Greenhorns.…

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