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Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance

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Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance is a agricultural organization based in Buhl, ID that was founded in 2014. As of 2020 they had $257,652 in revenue and $108,636 in assets.

Promotes public education about the importance and potential of locally grown seeds to assure an abundant, uncontaminated, diverse and resilient supply of regionally adapted seeds throughout the Rocky Mountain West and beyond. Seed School. Educational...

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Program areas at Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance

Regional Seed Network- RMSA locates, links and educates existing seed savers, seed stewards, seed producers, seed distributors, seed educators, and supportive organizations in order to connect communities in the Rocky Mountain West with local seeds. In 2019, RMSA traveled throughout the U.S. and to Italy to conferences and seed events to deliver 15 presentations to more than 590 live attendees. RMSA participated in 9 interviews for podcasts or publications, appeared in 15 articles, and did 12 live online webinars. RMSA produced and emailed 48 email newsletters to more than 4,318 subscribers and signed up 132 new Seed Stewards (those designating themselves as seed leaders in their community) for a total of 459. Paid supporting memberships grew to 182. RMSA added 487 new Facebook followers for a total of 3,703 and 300 new Instagram followers for a total of 699. Twitter followers grew to a total of 150.

Seed Conservation- RMSA works to establish community-based models of seed stewardship. In 2019, RMSA continued to support the creation of new, local grain economies by distributing small amounts of seeds and growing information for "pre-industrial, low-input, drought-tolerant, deep-root, tall-straw grains" known to perform well in the Mountain West. Seeds for more than 200 rare, difficult to source varieties are available to Rocky Mountain Heritage Grain Trials program participants. 117 growers have now joined the program, up 25 in 2019. Online forms allow these citizen science volunteers to choose varieties and enter agronomic information about their experience. Online directories then allow participants to access seeds and information from one another. Seeds returned to RMSA are made available to additional program members the following year. The program is in its 3rd year and the goal is to make available 20 lbs. of the seed of each of 20 of the most successful ...

Seed School - RMSA Seed Schools train people from all walks of life to build resilient local seed systems rooted in the ancient tradition of seed saving. During 2019, Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance graduated a total of 169 students from its various Seed School programs: Grain School Cottonwood, AZ, 12 graduates; Seed School In A Day, Prescott, AZ, 30 graduates, Grain School Albuquerque, NM, 51 graduates; Seed School Teacher Training: Denver. CO, 25 graduates; Seed School Online Webinars, 51 graduates.

Form 990s for Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-12Nov 5, 2020990View PDF
2018-12Sep 27, 2019990View PDF
2017-12Nov 15, 2018990EZView PDF
2016-12Nov 9, 2017990EZView PDF
2015-12Feb 1, 2017990EZView PDF

Financials for Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance

Total grants, contributions, etc.$219,387
Program services$35,906
Investment income and dividends$116
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$742
Miscellaneous revenues$1,501
Total revenues$257,652

Vendors for Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Easy OfficeTax accounting2020-08-25
██████Fundraising software2020-03-11
███████ ███ ████Fundraising software; Payment processing2020-03-11
███████Content management system software2020-03-11
███████CRM software2020-03-11

Personnel at Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Bill McDormanExecutive Director$37,692Nov. 5, 2020
John CacciaTreasurer$12,500Dec. 31, 2019

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