Practical Tools and Solutions for Sustaining Family Farm January 16-18, 2008

Shari Hawley, Conference Publicity Coordinator
Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (Southern SAWG)
5008 Cross Ridge Ct
Woodstock, GA 30188 


The Practical Tools and Solutions for Sustaining Family Farms conference returns to Galt House in Louisville, Kentucky, January 16-19, 2008.

Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (Southern SAWG) holds its seventeenth annual conference in Louisville, Ky., January 16-19, 2008 in the beautiful downtown Galt House Hotel and Suites. 

Joel Salatin, this year’s keynote speaker, will address the entire gathering at the Saturday evening Taste of Kentucky Dinner on the topic “Healing the Planet, One Plate at a Time.” Earlier in the schedule Wendell Berry, Kentucky farmer and renowned author, will be part of a conversation on the necessary work of sustainable agriculture.

The conference attracts over 1,200 farmers and advocates working toward sustainable food systems in the South. The two full days of regular conference sessions start a half day earlier this year on Friday morning with even more practical sessions from which to choose.

The day and a half of pre-conference offerings begin on Wednesday at noon and include; eight intensive short courses, five field trips and five new hands-on activities. Then, on Friday morning, the conference begins and includes 62 practical sessions to choose from. This year we’ll also offer twenty U-Pick networking meetings for sharing and learning from each other. Plus, visit the exhibit hall and meet vendors whose products and services provide support to producers.

The conference sessions will cover sustainable production for horticulture and livestock producers, direct marketing strategies, business management, farm policy issues, and community food systems. The thing that sets the Southern SAWG Conference apart from others is the focus on PRACTICAL information. This is obtained though sessions led by presenters with real experience and through the tremendous networking that is possible when 1,200 of the South’s most innovative practitioners in sustainable agriculture are together at this event.

The complete conference schedule is available at or call 678-494-0696 to request a brochure.

Join us in the Bluegrass State for the always PRACTICAL Southern SAWG conference!

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

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