from the grassroots to
welcome to the western sustainable agriculture working group web
wsawg is the only regional organization that connects grassroots
promoters of sustainable agriculture in the west to each other and
to the nation.
mission: the western
sustainable agriculture working group is a non-profit organization
bringing together diverse individuals and groups working in
sustainable agriculture and food systems to share successful models,
realize our collective strengths, build regional capacity and inform
the agriculture policy debate.
2007, continuing into 2008 is the year of
farm bill renewal.
- we are building a network of action teams in each state
in the west, and
you are invited. please
contact us if you will be part of a team in your
state to help disseminate information and/or action alerts when
quick action is needed to communicate with our legislators. minutes of outreach
team conference calls are
are sponsoring farm bill policy workshops to acquaint you with the
platforms that are being proposed and to take input from you on what
is needed in a new farm bill. see
our enews features farm bill 2007
resources, bills being introduced, and related activities.
agriculture related groups in the west to become familiar with the
sustainable agriculture coalition's
website which is loaded with farm bill information, and to join sac:
what we do
the western sawg helps its members:
- understand and act on federal public policies and programs that may
help or hinder a transition to more sustainable agriculture
and food systems in the west.
- come together on an annual basis to provide education
regarding sustainable agriculture issues and programs to
provide skill development, networking and collaboration
- promote the increased profitability of farmers and ranchers
committed to using sustainable agricultural practices and
- create real choices for food consumers by giving them
greater opportunity to buy high quality food products more
directly from the farmers and ranchers in their communities
- build capacity for further sustainable agriculture and food
system research and development.
western sawg addresses issues that no one of its members can
completely and effectively tackle on its own here in the west. western sawg serves as a clearinghouse for agricultural policy,
program models and analysis. we provide region-wide
issue development, develop joint collaborative projects
and conferences, and can offer project endorsements
for member initiatives. our area of operation includes organizations
and individuals located within the states of arizona, colorado,
idaho, montana, nevada, new mexico, oregon, utah, washington,
wyoming, and the
canadian provinces of alberta, british columbia and saskatchewan.
1 email listserv, which also receives our monthly enews.
the wsawg listserv
is for all topics related to sustainable agriculture,
including organic, genetically modified
organisms, and conservation issues.
action alerts are the most common notices.
may also subscribe to just the enews.
to subscribe, (or
unsubscribe) simply send
an email with your request to
for more information contact:
|bonnie bobb, director
|p.o. box 223 austin, nv