Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group presents: Practical Tools and Solutions for Sustaining Family Farms Conference
Avoid the Slow Lane by Registering Now!
Pre-registration Ends January 12th.

Skip the slow lane by pre-registering online by midnight January 12th! We accept VISA, Master Card, American Express and Discover. Or you can download a registration form and get it postmarked by January 12th. Payment must be included with registration. We accept checks made payable to Southern SAWG, in addition to the credit cards listed above. If you don't get pre-registered, you can register onsite at the Lexington Convention Center. 

Be sure to arrive in time for the Thursday evening activities! 

Field Trips and Courses

Field Trip # 7 is full, but we still have seats available in all other field trips. We also have seats available for short and mini courses. Get your tickets now, while they last.

Over 1,100 people are pre-registered for the conference! Are you?

Lodging Is Available at Our Overflow Hotel, the Campbell House

The Campbell House is 1.8 miles from the Lexington Convention Center. This local favorite was recently extensively remodeled and now mixes contemporary elegance with southern charm. And don't worry about the distance! During conference hours, a complimentary shuttle will run continuously between the two locations. The Campbell house offers free parking and complimentary airport shuttle, too. Did we mention their heated indoor pool?

You can still get our group rate of $105 if you book by January 15, 2016. Plus you can earn Hilton HHonors Points.

Phone Reservations: (859) 255 4281 or 844-HICURIO 
(code: SSG or Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group)
Kick Off the Celebration Thursday Night As Everyone Celebrates 25 Years of Sustainable Agriculture!
It is by many, many people and groups working at all levels -- farm, community, state, regional and national -- that so much has been accomplished over the last 25 years! Our Voices from the Field events will gives us a chance to reflect, celebrate and be inspired.

We are building an interactive timeline of the last 25 years of sustainable agriculture, and we need your voice:
  1. In a few words, a description of the milestone event or accomplishment you think contributed to the growth of local food and sustainable ag in our region. If relevant, include name of entity and location (such as name and location of farm). 
  2. The date (or time range) when it happened/was established so we can put it in the correct position on our timeline. 
  3. Your name (But let us know if you want your entry listed anonymously on the timeline.)
  4. A photo or two, if you have them. We'd love this!
Please send information about the things you want to celebrate to Skip Polson via email:

This invitation is open to all, regardless of whether or not you plan to attend SSAWG's 25th annual conference, so please let us hear from you soon. We'll be sharing this with the public this spring.

We'll have our interactive Voices from the Field Memorial on display, commemorating those from our field who have passed on, but whose voices are not forgotten. Bring photos!

Even if you can't attend the conference this year, we still welcome your input. To help remember and recognize those in sustainable agriculture who have gone on before us, please email a memorial --and include a photo-- to Skip Polson at

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