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Mehmet Öztan, Service Assistant Professor
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Media Appearances

Published in Crop Stories: Collard Greens magazine edited by Dr. Cynthia Greenlee, sponsored by The Utopian Seed Project and Southern SARE. Available in Fall 2022. 

Featured in the film series Seed Saving for Resilient Local Systems, sponsored by Southern SARE. Available in Fall 2022.

Featured in Modern Farmer. Available in April 2022.

Featured in WV Living Magazine Spring 2022 issue.

Featured in the 4th episode of Homegrown Foodways in West Virginia. Series received the 2022 Jack Spadaro Documentary Award.


A scene from the fourth episode of Homegrown Foodways in West Virginia, Photo credit: Mike Costello

Featured in Bevin Cohen's Saving our seeds: The practice & philosophy.

Interviewed for Behind the podcast: Producer’s field notes from the Pickle Shelf Radio Hour, The Daily Yonder.

Interviewed for Connections to home, family roots, and more: Seed saving in pictures, The Daily Yonder

Guest in The Pickle Shelf Radio Hour's Obsessions,Love Affairs and Other Seedy Stories episode.

Interviewed for Grand Mother Okra, The Okra Podcast.

Appeared in Morgantown Public Library takes on planting, seeds with emerging service, The Morgantown News.

Quoted in Serving up West Virginia history, not all of it sweet, New York Times.

Featured in The Melon.

Featured in The whole okra: A seed to stem celebration.

Interviewed for Preserving the seeds of history, one plot at a time, Charleston Gazette.

Interviewed for Morgantown geographer establishes seed preservation library, WBOY 12 News.

Appeared in After 26 years, Sweetwater Organic Community Farm in Tampa calls it quits, Tampa Bay Times.

Appeared in Heirloom harvester, Edible Tampa Bay.