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Conference Registration Continues on Location Next Week in Little Rock

It's not too late to make plans to attend Southern SAWG's Practical Tools and Solutions for Sustaining Family Farms conference! Registration will be on location in Little Rock, starting Wednesday, January 23. Click here to view the program online.

We have plenty of room in our general conference sessions on January 25-26. And several of our pre-conferece offerings also have space available. Pack your bags and head on over to Little Rock. You'll be glad you did.

Lodging Update

The Peabody has been sold out of lodging rooms on the nights of January 24 & 25, 2013, but you may want to check to see if cancellations have made any available. At this writing, there were still some single rooms available at our overflow hotel, the Doubletree Hotel -- just one block away. Click here for lodging contact information.

If you need a double room, there are a few available at the nearby Hampton Inn and the Courtyard Marriott, but at a slightly higher rate and only on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Southern SAWG cannot get a special block of discount rooms at either of these hotels. For the best deals, try shopping online. Hotel links provided below.

Hampton Inn & Suites Little Rock-Downtown
320 River Market Avenue
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201

Courtyard Marriott Little Rock Downtown
521 President Clinton Avenue
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201

Virtual Farm Tour

Thursday, Jan. 24
6:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.

Tour ten farms all in one evening! Ten of the 20-minute DVDs in Southern SAWG's Natural Farming Systems in the South series will be shown. Learn about Cut Flowers, Organic Vegetables, Meat Goats, Pastured Turkeys, Pastured Broilers, Pastured Beef, Sheep, Cheesemaking, and Marketing. (no ticket required)

Courses Available

We still have some spaces available in all four of our short courses, all four of our mini courses and three of our field trips.

Field trip #1 and field trip #2 have sold out. But we have three other, very fine field trips to choose from. The field trip registration fee includes a light snack. All field trip motor coaches will depart from outside the front entrance of the Peabody Hotel at 12:30 p.m. sharp on January 24! No refunds will be provided to those who miss their ride. Please note that these field trips are being offered at the same time as the mini courses.

• Field Trip #3 Heifer Ranch with host Ryan Neal.

• Field Trip #4 Freckle Face Farm with hosts Mitchell & Jamie Latture and NCAT-ATTRA specialists.

• Field Trip #5 School Gardens with hosts Damian Thompson and Ryan Norman.

Click here to learn more about these three field trips.

Silent Auction
Donations Needed

Silent Auction

New (or nearly new) farm related item such as tools, implements, bulbs, fertilizers, pest controls, nonperishable foods, handcrafted goodies, labor or services, B&B weekends or even gift certificates are being sought for our silent auction. Got something to donate? We want it! Our silent auction helps us raise funds to support Southern SAWG’s important year round work. Your donations are much appreciated. But please be kind to our coordinators and let us know right away if you will be making a donation. Click here for a copy of the form.

Can't Attend This Year? Consider a Financial Donation to Southern SAWG

Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (Southern SAWG) has a vision of what agriculture can become in the South and an understanding of what it will take to get there.

We know you care about sustainable agriculture in the South, so would you support Southern SAWG with a generous donation today? Any amount that you can afford will make a big difference and help us continue our work throughout the year. Please click on the "Donate" button below.

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