Our 2015 Conference Was a Big Success!

 Thank you to all who participated in this event, led sessions, hosted field trips, facilitated sessions, provided scholarship funds, contributed food, donated milk, displayed posters and exhibited. Thank you, also, to those who coordinated these activities!
We Had So Much Fun, Met Friendly Folk and
Learned a Lot! 

Nearly 1,000 enthusiastic producers, market managers, researchers, service providers and community food activists gathered in Mobile, Alabama for an extensive program of sessions, intensive courses, field trips, trade show, poster display, seed swap and more. Conference participants were REALLY engaged in the educational sessions, and were diving into deep discussions with new and old colleagues at every break. 

At the closing dinner, so many people raved about the sweet potatoes and what a delight to have fresh organic cream on the berries! We had some very tasty beef from the only organic cattle operation in Alabama.

Southern SAWG's Executive Director Steve Muntz is a hoot, first leading the opening session in a chorus and then honoring outgoing director Jim Lukens with a goat emergency kit and a hand-crafted duct tape tie. 

Saturday night's Tales from the South will air on January 29th. Check their website to find out how to listen to the show. Many thanks to Micah Anderson, Renee McCracken, and Shiloh Avery for sharing their stories. 

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If you have never been to our conference, and are wondering if it is for you, check out the past program or read some of our stories from first time attendees or a blog that one attendee posted about their experience at the 2015 Southern SAWG conference. We've also listed a few of the presentations our 2015 presenters have posted on

See you next year in Lexington!

Attention 2015 Attendees: Register to Win 2016 Conference Registration

We want your feedback on the 2015 conference so we can make our 25th anniversary conference even better! We have set up an online survey, as a quick and easy way for you to give us your feedback. Once you complete the conference evaluation form, be sure to fill in your name to be entered into a drawing for ONE FREE 2016 Conference Registration in Lexington, Kentucky. 

Only one entry per participant. Prize is non-transferrable. Although evaluations will be accepted until mid-March, the deadline for entry into the free registration is midnight on March 1st. The winner will be notified via email.
Many Thanks to Our 2015 Conference Sponsors


Tube City IMS

 David Mervis, Lucky Star Farm


BlueCross BlueShield of Alabama

Help Southern SAWG Move Forward into Our Next 25 Years!

Southern SAWG is excited about our 25th anniversary conference coming up in Lexington, Kentucky from January 27-30th 2016. If you value the work of Southern SAWG across the south and appreciate the great sustainable agriculture conference we bring to the region every year, please consider making a donation to the organization and help us be an even more vibrant organization going into our next 25 years. Thanks for all you do!
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