2011 SAEA Conference —
Lexington, Kentucky




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Conference Posters (pdf)
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About the Conference

This summer we met for the 4th National Sustainable Agriculture Education Association (SAEA) conference, co-hosted by the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, UK Sustainable Agriculture Program and the Virginia Tech Civic Agriculture and Food Systems Program. The conference was held in the heart of Kentucky’s Bluegrass region, on the campus of the University of Kentucky in Lexington.The conference theme, Cultivating Sustainable Agriculture Education: Growing a Collaborative Legacy, focused on addressing the means of achieving sustainability in agriculture through authentic educational experiences across the food system: schools, universities, farms, and communities. We were so excited to see all of you here for this wonderful event.

In addition to networking with other faculty, staff and students working with sustainable agriculture programs across the country, the conference included numerous field trips to farms around the Bluegrass, service learning activities, farm-to-table cooking opportunities, a materials exchange, a pre-conference track for land grant university programs and loads of local food. True to the innovative, participatory nature of SAEA conferences, activities included student panels, round table discussions, a keynote speaker and address from leaders in the sustainable agriculture movement, as well as panel and poster sessions.

Thanks to everyone who worked to make this event a success!