It’s time to mark your calendars for Southern SAWG’s 23rd Annual Conference in Mobile, Alabama, January 15-18, 2014! Start planning your trip -- seek travel funds, group travel, early registration and hotel plans, as well as setting up side meetings with peers/constituents in Mobile, AL. Include you’re “ask” when you are submitting grant proposals this season and be sure to let us know if you’d like us to reserve a space for your group to hold a side meeting in conjunction with our conference.
Once again, our staff are reaching out to expert brilliant peers and partners in our work on local, sustainable food systems - we expect this conference to be the biggest and best yet!
you won’t want to miss Lynn Byczynski- farmer, author and editor of Growing for Market--will present two different sessions for 2014 #SSAWG conference in Mobile! Lynn is a long-time farmer, editor of the much beloved Growing For Market monthly newsletter, and author of The Flower Farmer LINK:http://www.growingformarket.com/custom/Flower%20Farmer%20rev%20edWeb.jpg
, The Hoophouse Handbook, and the brand new Market Farming Success. She will be presenting a session about profitable sidelines for market farmers and a session on cut flowers.
Make plans now to attend the 2014 conference in Mobile!
Our 2014 conference plans are really coming together. We have some great presenters lined up to speak in Mobile. Check back in October for the full conference schedule and details. If you have never been to our conference, check out last year's program.
Many, many thanks to everyone involved in Southern SAWG’s 22nd annual conference. Our supporters, vendors, staff, donors, board, and YOU, really made it happen!
Taste of Arkansas Dinner
1,150 high-energy farmers and community food activists, representing 37 states and the Virgin Islands, gathered in Little Rock, Arkansas for an extensive program, poster display, silent auction and trade show. Witnessing everyone gathered in the ballroom for the Taste of Arkansas dinner was inspiring. “I am making plans now to be in Mobile for the 2014 conference,” said one participant as she pulled out of the parking lot for a long drive home.
Visit us on Facebook to see photos from the conference. If you have any pictures you would like to share, please contact us. And here are a few great reports to read about the 2013 conference from this year's attendees; North Pulaski Farms, Conway Locally Grown, and Earthineer.
Financial support from a number of organizations and agencies helps us keep registration costs down. Please thank conference sponsors for supporting this event.
We are very excited to announce that next year’s conference will be January 15-18, 2014, in Mobile, Alabama. The new program will be available on-line in October. And watch your mail box in November for your copy of the program brochure. If you need other information about the conference, please click here.
Slide Shows and Presentations:
Now That You’re Organic, What Products and Materials Can You Use? by Doug Currier, Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI).
Why We Grow Organic Seed by Richard Moyer, Moyer Family Farm.
Producing Asian Greens For Market by Pam Dawling.
Intensive Vegetable Production on a Small Scale by Pam Dawling.
Food and Agriculture Policy Collaborative Policies That Promote Healthy Food and Healthy Economies presented by Judith Bell, Helen Dombalis, Kathleen Fitzgerald, and Alexandra Ashbrook.
Systems Design for Organic Market Farms by George Kuepper, Kerr Center.