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Veteran Scholarships Available for Sustainable Ag Conference

Southern SAWG conference focuses on practical advice for farmers

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

The popular conference, which will take place January 22-25, 2020 in Little Rock, AR, focuses on practical tools and solutions to build the necessary bridges between farmers, marketers, ag professionals, and local-food system advocates.

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 are also available, which will cover the cost of conference registration, short course and field trip attendance, and lodging at the conference hotel.

The deadline to apply for the scholarships is December 6, 2019. The application is available online at https://www.ncat.org/atf_AR_ssawg/. Applicants will be notified no later than December 13 about the status of their scholarship application.

For more information on the scholarships, contact Margo Hale at margoh@ncat.org.
To learn more about the conference, visit https://www.ssawg.org/january-2020-conference