Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group
Congratulations to Our Contest Winners!
Congrats to Maggie B. and Carolyn G., winners of our Show Off Your Sustainable Farm photo and video contest. The photo displayed above shows Maggie sowing cover crops in fall of 2014 on their vegetable, cut flower and pastured meat farm. Carolyn's video below, explains how their value-added granola supports their beginning farm business as well as other local farmers. Both winners shared how Southern SAWG has helped their farm operations to grow and become profitable. (Click on the images to view.)

Maggie and Carolyn will each receive a conference registration to our 2016 conference, coming up January 2016. Many thanks to our judges, who had the difficult task of choosing just one winner in each category.

Name the Milestones
As part of Southern SAWG's 25th anniversary, we want to reflect on the contributions we all, as a community, have made to the growth in sustainable agriculture and local foods. What were your contributions and what other happenings changed the landscape for you?

The milestones and achievements you help identify will be included in an interactive timeline at our conference and then presented to the public. Help us capture and commemorate this growth for all to celebrate. Click here to learn more.
SARE Cover Crop Brief SARE Cover Crops Brief
Cover Crops for Sustainable Crop Rotations is a summary and introduction to many of the benefits of growing cover crops. It serves as a companion to the Cover Crop Topic Room, which has a wealth of information you can use whether you are just starting with cover crops, or have some experience growing them. Visit the web page listed with each section in the brief for in-depth resources on cover crops.
Food Tank Presents List of 250 Must-Follow Twitter Feeds for Every Food Activist  Food Tank Twitter List
Twitter is a great platform for getting involved in the food movement. But with over 236 million monthly active users, choosing who to follow can be daunting. To make it easy, Food Tank selected 250 of the coolest Twitter accounts to follow in the food movement. Check it out.
Ky. and La. Receive Farm to School Grants
As kids head back to the classroom and the cafeteria this month, schools in Kentucky, Louisiana and Pennsylvania are receiving direct support from the National Farm to School Network (NFSN) to jump start new--and grow existing--farm to school activities. With Seed ChangeNFSN is exploring new models for funding by the re-granting of more than $.5 million to six school district training hubs and 100 mini grantees that are at the core of this pilot project.

September 2015
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Southern SAWG's 25th Annual Conference
Save The Date and Celebrate 
25 Years of Sustainable Agriculture!
at Southern SAWG's Practical Tools and Solutions for Sustaining Family Farms Conference this January 27-30, 2016, in Lexington, Kentucky

In addition to the outstanding practical information and networking opportunities we're famous for, this year we will also be commemorating and celebrating the growth that we all, as a community, have brought about in the sustainable agriculture and local food movements over the last 25 years.

Add Southern SAWG's conference to your upcoming budget or grant requests. Contact us if you would like assistance with budget estimation.

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