Northeast Sustainable Ag Working Group Hosts Conference on Nov. 12-14

Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (NESAWG) will be hosting its annual It Takes a Region Conference on November 12-14 in Saratoga Springs, NY. The conference brings together farm and food practitioners across the 12-state Northeast region to learn, debate, collaborate, and innovate solutions to critical food systems issues. This years’s theme is Putting the MOVE in the Movement.  Shirley Sherrod, long time civil rights activist and advocate for family farmers, will be the keynote speaker for the event. The conference will include: 

Sessions on movement building include:

  • Policy organizing
  • Addressing racism in the food system
  • Food movements and food activism

Session that address food access and health include:

  • Sustainable dietary guidelines
  • Farm-to-Institution, including farm-to-hospital
  • Enhancing Food Security in the Northeast

Sessions addressing food chain justice, fair wages and working conditions include:

  • Farmers and farm workers
  • Farm-to-institution
  • Food hubs and distribution

Sessions on improving business practices and community development include:

  • Food hubs
  • Measuring farm profitability

For more information and registration details, see the conference website.