The 2012 conference program and online registration is now available on the Southern SAWG website. You will love the program we have put together for the Practical Tools and Solutions for Sustaining Family Farms conference. We are excited to be holding the event in Little Rock, Arkansas at The Peabody Hotel.
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Wed & Thurs – Jan. 18-19
Our popular 1½ day pre-conference short courses are intensive learning experiences that provide comprehensive information on whole farming enterprises. With the in-class presentations and the extensive take-home materials, they give you the knowledge you most need to be successful with your enterprise. Click here to learn more about the short courses we are offering this year.
Our ½ day pre-conference mini courses provide in-depth information on specific topics in greater depth than is possible in our regular conference sessions. Our expert presenters provide you the latest information and answer your pressing questions on the topics you requested. To learn more about these valuable mini courses, click here.
For those who learn best by getting out in the field, we offer five outstanding field trips this year. Our ½ day pre-conference field trips are geared toward organic and sustainable production and marketing of horticultural crops and livestock and community food initiatives. Click here to learn more about these outstanding field trips.
|General Conference Information:
Fri & Sat – Jan. 20-21
Each year conference participants tell us the great line-up of presenters with their practical experience is what makes our conference program so valuable. These people know their stuff and are willing to share their expertise. One older farmer said “I sure wish I had had access to this kind of expertise when I got started. I’d have gotten a lot further a lot faster!” Click here to see the incredible expertise our presenters are bringing to this program!
The general conference, running all day Friday and Saturday, offers 56, 1½-hour sessions on a broad range of topics for start-up and seasoned producers alike. Sessions include; sustainable and organic production and marketing information for commercial horticultural and livestock producers, enterprise management lessons, farm policy education and community food systems development information. Click here to see the full description of sessions on this year’s program.
|Registration and Fee Waivers
The Southern SAWG Conference is always a great bargain, given the quality of the information to be gained and the networking opportunities that come with such a large turnout of the South’s most innovative and successful producers, organizers and advocates in sustainable agriculture. Your farming operation or local foods organization can’t afford to miss this event.
For a listing of fees and a printable registration form, or to use our safe and secure online registration system, click here.
We will provide a limited number of fee waivers to qualified applicants. To learn more about fee waivers and how to apply, click here.
|Call for Posters!
If your research or program provides practical information relevant to organic and sustainable family farmers and/or to those working to build local food systems, you are invited to display a poster about your work at the 2012 Practical Tools and Solutions for Sustaining Family Farms conference.
Those interested in displaying a poster or posters must first submit a brief abstract for each poster. Abstracts are due December 1, 2011. Members of the Southern SAWG Scientific Committee will review all submitted abstracts and make decisions regarding acceptance. Click here to learn more and download the full details.