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Memphis, Tennessee will serve as the host city for the Seventh
Annual Southern SAWG Conference and Trade Show on January
22-25, 1998. The event will be held at the Memphis Cook
Convention Center on the shores of the Mississippi River in
Come spend a few days with some of the most innovative farmers
and supporters of sustainable agriculture in the South. Learn about
production practices and marketing techniques that can make your
farm more sustainable, tour farms that are putting these techniques
into practice, discover products and services that can enhance your
operation, discuss issues that will affect the future of family farms,
enjoy the bounty of food grown by Southern sustainable farmers,
network with others, and have some fun.
The 1998 Southern SAWG Conference and Trade Show will
* 36 WORKSHOPS AND ROUND-TABLE SESSIONS that
address many subjects key to making agriculture more sustainable
for family farmers. Whether you produce fruit, vegetables, grains,
livestock, fiber or flowers; or you provide research, education or
other support services for farmers; we have sessions that will address
your needs. Production techniques, marketing approaches,
management strategies, and policy issues will all be discussed.
Workshops run all day Friday and Saturday, January 23-24.
* 3 FARM TOURS will focus on the unique ways that individual
farmers are creating production systems that are economically
successful while conserving natural resources, building local
community, and enhancing their quality of life. Each tour will
include family farming operations, as well as research and
demonstration farms. One tour will be offered on Thursday
afternoon, January 22, and two tours will be offered Sunday
morning, January 25.
* 2 MEALS AND A RECEPTION will celebrate Southern
agriculture by showcasing the bounty of fabulous food and beverages
produced by farmers across the region using sustainable practices.
The Thursday evening reception, Friday banquet dinner, and
Saturday lunch will all allow conference attendees to sample some of
the “fruits of our labor.”
* A TRADE SHOW will feature 50 vendors exhibiting products and
services that can help enhance the long-term viability of family farms.
Suppliers of seeds, soil amendments, equipment, books, and
information services, as well as producers of farm goods will be set
up on Friday and Saturday, January 23-24.
* AN AUCTION WITH ORGANIC COTTON AND
ALTERNATIVE FIBER FASHION SHOW will return on the
evening of Friday, January 23 following the banquet dinner. This
entertaining event offers farm supplies, farmer-produced goods, and
clothing made from sustainably produced fiber crops. Attendees are
encouraged to bid for the items of their choice, helping to raise funds
to support this conference.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Jean Mills, conference coordinator
14430 Jackson Trace Rd
Coker, AL 35452
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