NESAWG unites farm and food system practitioners and allies to build a sustainable, just and economically vibrant region through the following initiatives:
IT TAKES A REGION CONFERENCE
Our annual conference is widely regarded as the conference for anyone doing food system change work in any Northeast state. Hundreds of practitioners convene not only for workshops, plenaries and networking, but to roll up their sleeves and do the real work needed to create a just and fair regional food system in several work group sessions. Learn more about our most recent conference and join our newsletter for regular updates.
"I LOVED THE DIVERSITY OF ORGANIZATIONS REPRESENTED, AND THE 'WORKING' GROUP ASPECT TO IT- THAT FORMAT REALLY ALLOWS FOR ORGANIC THOUGHTS TO BUBBLE UP AND FORM INTO SOMETHING BIGGER AND BETTER! I HAVE NEVER REALLY BEEN TO A CONFERENCE THAT WAS ORGANIZED LIKE SUCH, AND REALLY ENJOYED THE OPEN ENVIRONMENT IT CREATES."
NESAWG organizes Northeast stakeholders to participate in public policy development. We work to increase collaboration among individuals and groups to strengthen our knowledge and effectiveness. Our advocacy efforts seek to bring a Northeast voice to federal policy. Learn how we influence policy.
Partnering with organizations from across the region, NESAWG often supports the ideas generated in our conferences and helps develop them into innovative studies, reports and other projects.