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Special E-Blast 

                             October 2012

You've heard about our popular  annual conference coming up this January in Little Rock ...Before that big event, Southern SAWG will host ...


Growing Farm Profits  

A training for horticultural farmers who
are ready to take steps to improve farm profits. 

Do you need to know how to increase profits?

Growing great crops is just not enough
to make your farm economically sustainable. 


When/Where:        December 1-2, 2012, Mills River, North Carolina

                             January 23-24, 2013, Little Rock, Arkansas

This course will cover:

  * Managing for Profitability * Critical Decisions * Product Pricing * Records that Matter

  * Enterprise Evaluation * Actual Expense Tracking * True Cost Discovery
  * Market Channel Evaluation * Profitability Calculating * Real Farm Examples * Useful Tools

Real-farm data will be used to demonstrate practical ways to improve profitability. Participants will take home farmer-friendly business tools for keeping records and making decisions that affect profitability.

Register Now!

To learn more about and to register for the North Carolina training, click here  or contact
Bridget Kennedy at (828) 236-1282, 

To learn more about and to register for the Arkansas training, which is being held just
before Southern SAWG annual conference, click here: 



These risk management trainings are brought to you by
Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group.

Support is provided by the USDA
Southern Risk Management Education Center.



High Tunnel

Growing Under Cover  - Free Opportunity for Alabama Producers


Growing Under Cover Learning Networks are being established in Alabama to help growers with high tunnels to increase their income.  NRCS has provided cost-share for over 400 high tunnels in Alabama since the program began 4 years ago.  Many growers are now finding that they could use some help learning how to make best use of their new high tunnel.   Southern SAWG, in partnership with the USDA's Risk Management Agency, the Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network (ASAN) and The United Christian Community Associate (TUCCA) will organize learning networks in 3 areas of the state, for a series of in-field trainings and sharing amongst participants of successes and failures.  If you are interested in participating or want to learn more, you can download a flyer.     


Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group, Inc. (Southern SAWG) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1991 to promote sustainable agriculture in the Southern United States.