On Thursday farm tours will be available to learn from local experts about what’s happening in south Alabama. On Friday, farmers, businesspeople, and leaders from Alabama, the southeast and beyond will share their stories on improving access to local farm products, preserving traditional foods, and addressing environmental and health issues through youth education and alternative farming techniques. The conference will start on Friday morning with introductory thoughts from Lucy Buffett, of Lulu’s Restaurant, and Lieutenant Governor Kay Ivey. Friday evening’s banquet will feature Alabama Department of Agriculture Commissioner John McMillian. The conference will conclude on Saturday with more information session addressing sustainable agriculture and the food system.
$85 includes reception on Thursday as well as lunch and dinner on Friday. All meals will use locally-produced foods where possible and prepared by guest chefs. Farm tours are $45 per person. Scholarships are available and as well as reduced student rates.
More information, including registration and programs is available online www.asanonline.org.
ABOUT THE ALABAMA SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE NETWORK
ASAN is a non-profit network of farmers, consumers, and agriculture-related organizations, all committed to promoting sustainable agriculture in Alabama. ASAN’s mission is to support conservation practices, families who grow and consume natural food and fiber, and the communities where they live.
Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network
P.O. Box 2127
Montgomery, AL 36102