Congratulations to Our Contest Winners!
Congrats to Maggie B. and Carolyn G., winners of our Show Off Your Sustainable Farm photo and video contest. Maggie and Carolyn will each receive a conference registration to our upcoming 2016 conference in January 2016. Many thanks to our judges, who had the difficult task of choosing just one winner in each category.
Photo Contest Winner: Maggie B.
Sowing Cover Crops
"This is a photo of me sowing cover crops in fall 2014. I met a handsome livestock farmer, Will, at the SSAWG conference in 2011, and we were married in 2014. We are currently in our second year of vegetable and cut flower production, in addition to the pastured meat that Will has been raising with his parents. The SSAWG conference gave our family and our farm its start, and we have continued to use the resources provided by SSAWG to improve our farm production in a sustainable and profitable manner. We have especially benefited from the 'Growing Farm Profits' resource."
Video Contest Winner: Carolyn G.
Sweetgrass Granola Story
"We make Sweetgrass Granola from our farmstead in Crab Orchard using local ingredients including sorghum syrup, honey, and pecans. This value added product is a way we have supported our beginning farm business while being able to use some crops from our farm and support other farmers. We have attended several SSAWG workshops that have helped us develop our farm enterprises: The Growing Farm Profits Training and the High Tunnel Workshop. Additionally, I have been involved with SSAWG through my work with Community Farm Alliance and appreciate everything being done for Kentucky sustainable farmers."