The Fifth Annual Conference and Trade Show of the Southern
Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (SAWG) will be held in Lexington, KY
on January 19-21, 1996. Hosted by the Community Farm Alliance of
Frankfort, KY, this event will feature workshops, a trade show, food
tasting, auction, banquet dinner, organic cotton fashion show, and evening
entertainment, all at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in downtown Lexington. In
addition, guided tours of area sustainable farms will open and close the
conference on Friday morning, January 19 and Sunday morning, January 21.
The conference will present 25 workshops and roundtable discussions
on many of the keys to creating a more sustainable agriculture in the
South. Topics include sustainable production techniques, value-added
marketing, on-farm research, soil fertility management, pest & disease
control, marketing cooperatively, seed saving, financial management,
organic certification, building effective organizations, non-profit fund
raising and much more. Over half the speakers will be farmers with
hands-on experience sharing their stories of innovation and success.
Registration for the conference will cost $15. Farm tours cost $10
each, and the banquet dinner on Saturday night is an additional $15.
Contact the Community Farm Alliance, 200 Short St. #10, Berea, KY 40403;
606-986-7400 for registration forms and further information.
A special room rate of $45 per night is being offered to conference
participants by the Radisson Plaza Hotel. Call 800-333-3333 for room
reservations before January 4, 1996 to obtain this rate.
Sent: January 1, 1996 6:50 pm PST Item: R00JFui