2023 Food & Farm Forum
January 12-15, 2023

Location: Camp McDowell
(105 Delong Rd, Nauvoo, AL 35578)


This page will be updated as information is released. Stay tuned!

Request for Proposals!


Submit a Proposal to be a Session Leader at
ASAN’s largest annual event today! 


Do you have a farm skill or interest that you love to share?
Bring your knowledge to the Forum!


Session Length: 50 Minutes

Deadline for Submissions: July 31, 2022


The Forum seeks to bring together ASAN network members and other Alabama growers and eaters for a weekend that focuses on 

  • Skill-building across cultures, communities, and sectors/roles in the food system

  • Collaboration, cooperation, and network-building

  • Diversity of presenters and perspectives

  • Grounding in racial, social and economic equity/justice and authentic community-building


The Forum will address a variety of topics related to cultivating a resilient agricultural system in Alabama. Each year, we look to fill the Forum schedule with topics in the following areas

  • Practical Farm Skills (Beginning & Advanced)

  • Business of Farming (including Technology) for Growers

  • Engaging & Navigating Government, University & Non-Profit Agencies as a Grower

  • Impacts of Climate Change & Natural Disasters on Growers

  • Knowledge-Sharing Between Growers to Keep Farmers Farming 



Session Style: Can be a proposed panel discussion, hands-on skill-share, or presentation


What ASAN provides to session leaders
All session leaders receive an honorarium and admission to the Forum in appreciation for their work and contribution to the Forum program.  Audio/Visual support for proposed sessions will be discussed in followup conversations.  


If you need support to complete your proposal
We are happy to provide support for you as you think through your session proposal, or if any questions arise. Please feel free to reach out to us at [email protected] or call 205.792.9565. Check out our YouTube channel for inspiration! (https://bit.ly/ASANYouTube


If selected, what happens next?

Accepted initial proposals will receive notice by Sept 15th, 2022. Any potential adjustments or questions about specifics will be addressed in followup conversations. 




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