The Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (Southern SAWG) is seeking to hire an entrepreneurial, visionary leader and fundraiser to serve as Executive Director. The Executive Director will be responsible for leading the organization in its work of empowering and inspiring farmers, individuals, and communities throughout the South to create a sustainable agriculture and food system.Read More
Michael Calebs begins feeling nostalgic standing in the airy barn on his rolling, 400-acre farm. He recalls the hard labor of his youth: climbing up to horizontal beams to hang floppy tobacco leaves to air cure so the leaves could develop a sweet taste.
Calebs places a small amount of Kodiak snuff between his cheek and gum on a recent afternoon while walking about the barn in dirty work boots over blue dress pants and an argyle sweater, having just come from his day job as an engineer with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.Read More
Thank you to all who participated in this event, led sessions, hosted field trips, facilitated sessions, provided scholarship funds, donated door prizes, displayed posters, and exhibited in the trade show. Thank you, also, to those who coordinated these activities!
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The Southern SAWG team has created some fun ways for you to engage your social media followers with all of the activities at the Southern SAWG Conference in Little Rock!. Check out this link: https://www.ssawg.org/social-media-stormRead More
Gabriel Whitlock loves to cycle, and is passionate about food justice. He has embarked on a bike ride from Asheville, NC to the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group’s annual conference in Little Rock, AR, in support of hunger awareness, sustainable agriculture, and one farm in Western NC that grows all of its food for charity.Read More
The Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (Southern SAWG) is seeking to hire an entrepreneurial, visionary leader and fundraiser to serve as Executive Director. The Executive Director will be responsible for leading the organization in its work of increasing the collective power of the sustainable agriculture movement in 13 southern states by building knowledge, awareness, and community among farmers and their key partners.Read More
Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group’s 28th annual conference is for committed organic and sustainable farmers, researchers, and community leaders serious about creating more vibrant community food systems.Read More
Did you read the latest scare about our meat supply from Consumer Reports? It cites some USDA data about banned drugs in our meat supply and calls into question (once again) the safeguards we have in place to monitor that supply. USDA has dismissed the report because the data shared was actually preliminary and not a truthful representation of the facts and claims that Consumer Reports real agenda is to get folks to reduce their meat consumption.Read More
After living out of state for many years, several years back I found myself moving back home where I grew up on a small tobacco farm in a rural agriculture based community. There my family had raised several acres of tobacco each season to help add to my parents’ ‘real job’ incomes. Working in tobacco was something many in my family did…on Mom’s side and on Dad’s. Most of the neighbors around, all grew tobacco too.Read More