Vendor Policy

Vendor Policy

Southern SAWG’s mission is: To empower and inspire farmers, individuals, and communities in the South to create an agricultural system that is ecologically sound, economically viable, socially just, and humane. Because sustainable solutions depend on the involvement of the entire community, Southern SAWG is committed to including all persons of the South without bias.

Southern SAWG endeavors to provide a unique and beneficial opportunity to vendors seeking to educate, engage with, and market to attendees of our 26th Annual Practical Tools and Solutions for Sustaining Family Farms Conference in January 2017.  Conference participants are farmers, educators, researchers, activists, and policy advocates from across the South and beyond. We are honored and proud to have participants who are broadly diverse in their farming systems, their ethnicity, and their means. In keeping with our mission, we actively conduct outreach and provide assistance to low-resource individuals who would otherwise not be able to attend.

In an effort to ensure that all participants feel welcome and appreciated, we have established the following guidelines for our trade show vendors.

Vendors agree to refrain from:

  • Displaying, distributing, or selling any items or products that would discriminate against or diminish any culture, ethnic group, or religion.
  • Making statements to tradeshow visitors that would discriminate against or diminish any culture, ethnic group, or religion.
  • Displaying any materials or selling any products that promote inhibiting or preventing farmers’ choice in and freedom to breed their own seeds.
  • Displaying or selling any products or promoting any agreements that limit farmers’ opportunities to freely market their crops and/or products or to seek damages from unfair impacts of contract agreements.

By confirming your participation as a vendor in our trade show and paying the trade show fee, you are agreeing to comply with this important policy. We thank you for your interest in being a part of our trade show and look forward to seeing you in Lexington, Kentucky on January 26-28, 2017.

With Kind Regards,

Jean Mills, Conference Coordinator