Middle South

December, 2000
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Southern Sustainable Agriculture Conference
The 2001 conference of the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group is set for January 19-21 at the Chattanooga Choo-Choo Holiday Inn in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In keeping with the conference title, "Sharing Common Ground," this will be a meeting of growers, consumers, researchers, and educators. Registration is $65 for the 3-day conference. For information, call (225) 654-2017 or check out the Web site at www.attra.org/ssawg/sessions.html.

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Tobacco Alternatives
Most of the tobacco states are scrambling to use settlement funds to help tobacco farmers find alternative crops such as exotic vegetables, herbs, cut flowers, and ornamental plants. You can help by going out of your way to buy these and other home-grown products. This spring, look for bedding plants grown in tobacco greenhouses and nursery stock from regional growers.

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