The NCAT Gulf States Office made a splash in the old seaport city of Savannah, Ga., recently at the Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Growers Conference.
The conference, held January 9-11 at the Savannah Convention Center, is a huge event, drawing fruit and vegetable growers from across the Southeast. Last year, more than 2,900 people attended; this year, it was estimated to top that.
Gulf States Regional Director Rockiell Woods and I both attended, and we made a lot of good contacts – primarily with organic growers, Georgia NRCS personnel, and small farmers. It was a joy and a privilege to hand out information provided by NCAT’s ATTRA project. ATTRA — The National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service — has more than 400 publications that explain a variety of issues farmers may confront with simple, easy to understand solutions.
One of the highlights was “tweeting” back and forth between conferencegoers. We enjoyed “tweets” on Twitter with members of Georgia NRCS, Georgia Organics and the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SSARE) program, and visited in person, as well.
Our Twitter handles are: @NCAT_ORG and @ATTRASustainag
Give us a tweet!
We’re always happy to give presentations and advise on sustainable agriculture, providing information and expertise.
Or, if you prefer more traditional ways of getting in touch, call us (toll free), at 866-643-2767
Ask for Rockiell, or Felicia Bell, our Gulf States ag specialist.