Scholarships Available for Veterans to Attend SSAWG Conference

Scholarships Available for Veterans to Attend SSAWG Conference

Limited scholarships are available for military veterans who would like to attend Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group’s (SAWG) annual Practical Tools and Solutions for Sustaining Family Farms Conference.

Southern SAWG will host the 2018 conference January 17 through January 20 in Chattanooga, TN. This popular event focuses on practical tools and solutions to build the necessary bridges between farmers, marketers, agriculture professionals, and local-food system advocates.

Scholarships: Details and Deadlines

The University of Arkansas and the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) are partnering to offer the veteran scholarships. Fifteen partial scholarships, which will cover the cost of general conference registration, will be awarded. Five full scholarships also are available, which will cover the cost of conference registration, short course and field trip attendance, and lodging at the conference hotel. Applicants interested in being considered for the full scholarships must agree to participate in a 20 minute interview, conducted by NCAT and University of Arkansas staff, about their farming operations.

The deadline to apply for the scholarships is December 8, 2017. The application is available here. Veterans in the Southeast who have been farming less than 10 years will receive selection priority, but all veterans are welcome to apply. NCAT staff will notify applicants no later than December 13 about the status of their scholarship application.

More Information

For more information on the scholarships, contact Margo Hale at
To learn more about the conference, visit the website here.

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