Thurs Dec 5, 2019 – Field trips
Fri-Sat Dec 6-7 – General Forum sessions
Camp Beckwith, Fairhope, AL





Click here for the overall Forum schedule.

Click here for a LIST of concurrent sessions, including session descriptions and session leader bios.

Click here for a grid SCHEDULE of concurrent sessions.



Registration fee will cover sessions/activities and all meals Friday breakfast through Saturday dinner.  Lodging as well as Thursday offerings/meals are reserved separately.

Registration closes at 11:59pm CST on Tuesday, November 12!


  • Adult registration: $95 earlybird (through Oct 21), $105 regular (Oct 22 through Nov 12)
  • Youth registration (14-21): $65
  • Child registration (6-13): $45
  • Children under 5 are free!


  • Field trips (afternoon of Thursday 12/5): $20 (14+), children <13 are free
  • Thursday dinner (not included in general registration!): $15


  • Motel room – $99/room/night. Each room has 1 double/full & 1 single/twin bed and a private bath.
  • Dorm – $21/person/night.  Dorms have twin bunk beds and can sleep up to 16 in each room. There are bathrooms with showers in the dorms. You must furnish all bed linens, pillows, blankets, and towels.
  • Tent camping – $13/person/night. Bring your own tent and sleeping gear. Campers have access to dorm bathrooms/showers.


LAST-MINUTE CHANGES POLICY:  We will not accept registrations after the deadline.  That means NO WALK-UP REGISTRATIONS.  The posted registration deadline is a HARD deadline — we need it in order to make final preparations for meals and give final numbers to Beckwith’s kitchen team.   We may have some limited flexibility to make additions to lodging reservations and field trip reservations after the deadline.  (Please note – this applies to ADDITIONS only.  See below re: cancellations.)  Please contact [email protected] with questions.

REFUND POLICY:  There is a 10% charge for refunds before November 12.  November 13-27: there is a 10% charge for LODGING refunds, and no refunds for any other expenses (registration, field trips, or additional Thursday dinner).  There are no refunds of any kind, after November 27.

We will automatically issue full refunds for any field trips that have to be cancelled due to low registrations.   See details at the field trip page (linked below).




Scholarship application is linked under “Quick Links” at the top of this page.  The scholarship deadline is rolling (ie we will award scholarships in batches as applications are received), so you are encouraged to apply early, though applications will not be accepted past Nov 4.

Scholarships are available to help cover the cost of registration and/or shared lodging in dorms (or tent camping, if you prefer it).  Except under very special cases, we do not offer scholarships to cover private rooms.

We will notify ALL APPLICANTS that week (if not sooner) regarding the status of their application — those who are not awarded a scholarship are still able to register for the Forum before the final registration deadline of Nov 12.

We put in a lot of work to make the Forum as financially accessible as possible, without any additional help.  That said, we know money is tight for lots of folks in our network, and don’t want money to keep people from being active participants in ASAN and in this beautiful event.   Please apply for a scholarship if you need financial assistance to attend the Forum.

Also make use of the Facebook event page to connect with potential rideshares and/or roomshares.  Please feel free to contact us ([email protected], 256-743-0742) if you would like to talk further.



We are offering field trips this year!!  Field trips will take place on Thursday, December 5, from 1pm until around 5pm (central time).  Participants are responsible for their own transportation — you are welcome to meet at the field trip site, or there may be an option to meet at Beckwith ahead of time and carpool with other participants.

2019 Field Trip Options:



If you register for a field trip, don’t forget to also register for a Thursday night meal, if you plan to stay at Beckwith!  (Thursday night meals are not included in general registration.)



Camp Beckwith has a number of buildings scattered on a beautiful piece of land on Weeks Bay.  Short walks outside are required, between sessions, meals, and lodging, so come prepared for all weather.  Additionally, some sessions are located outside — almost all of them are in a covered space, but not necessarily enclosed/insulated, so bring layers!

If you have mobility/accessibility concerns, please contact us — [email protected] or 256-743-0742 — and we will do all we can to make your participation possible and comfortable!

CHILD CARE – We offer free child care on Friday and Saturday during concurrent sessions and the plenary.  We will also offer various food-, nature-, and agriculture-related activities for children throughout the weekend.  All children 13 and under are welcome in child care, though every child must be registered, regardless of age.



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If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the Food & Farm Forum, please contact Alice at [email protected] or 205-743-0742.