Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group’s (Southern SAWG) 18th annual conference will be held Jan. 21-24, 2009 at the Chattanooga Convention Center in Chattanooga, Tenn. and will headquarter at the adjacent Marriott Hotel.

Pre-conference events begin on Wednesday and include one-and-a-half day intensive short courses as well as several half-day field trips and mini-courses. Then on Friday and Saturday, the general conference will offer eight tracks of highly essential conference sessions, a trade show, silent auction, video show, Taste of Tennessee dinner and more.

The general conference offers sustainable production and direct marketing information for horticultural and livestock producers, enterprise management lessons, farm policy education, community food systems development training and the opportunity to have a nice, long chat with peers from across the South.

The conference schedule will be available in October at www.ssawg.org or call 678-494-0696 to request a brochure.