Published on 01/20/04

Sustainable ag conference set for Feb. 9-11

The annual Sustainable Agriculture Conference and Training session will be Feb. 9-11 at South Georgia College in Douglas, Ga. This year's theme is "Improving our soil, water and quality of life."

Lodging and meals are free to Georgia farmers as long as space is available. The cost to others is $200.

The conference promotes a systems approach to sustainable agriculture. It covers topics like cover crops, equipment, organic farming and ecology. There will be several farmer-led breakout sessions and discussion panels.

For more information, call the Coffee County Extension Service at (912) 384-1402, Seven Rivers RC&D at (912) 367-7679 or Natural Resources Conservation Service at (912) 384-4811, extension 3.

The program's cosponsors are the University of Georgia Extension Service, NRCS, Seven Rivers RC&D, Altamaha Soil & Water Conservation District, Satilla River Soil & Water Conservation District, Coffee County Conservation Tillage Alliance, Georgia Conservation Tillage Alliance and Georgia Organics.

Brad Haire is the former news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.