BACK TO YOUR ROOTS 2018
A Sustainable Agriculture Masters Series
Growing Food, Farmers & the Fabric of Rural Communities
May 17 – 19, 2018
Northwestern State University, Russell Hall
125 Central Avenue, Natchitoches, Louisiana 71457
Back To Your Roots, 2018 is pleased to bring you three internationally renown Masters in their fields along with other academics, farmers, ranchers and value-added producers who will share their expertise with you. Join us for a transformational event!
The goals of the conference are:
- Advance sustainable agriculture as a tool for community revitalization in parishes facing persistent poverty by rebuilding the local food system and supporting other creative placemaking initiatives.
- Educate the public on the environmental benefits of organic production and the mutually beneficial programs provided by USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.
- Inspire a new generation of farmers.
- Last, but definitely not least, dispel the myth that you can’t make money farming!
THE NEED: Rebuild Our Local Food System, The Backbone Of Rural Economies
THE FACTS: Persistent Poverty Is Stifling Our Rural Communities
THE ANSWER: Empower A New Generation Of Farmers With Models That Are Financially Lucrative, Replicable And Scalable To Infuse Innovation And Sustainable Entrepreneurship Into Our Rural Economies