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June 28-30, 2016
Louisville, Kentucky

Pre-Forum Activities on Monday, June 27

Funders-only Event

SAFSF’s annual forum is for funders only. We welcome all types of funders: family foundations, individual donors, corporate foundations, government, community foundations, etc. If you are unsure whether you qualify as a funder, please contact

Registration fees cover all workshops, site visits, and all meals except for one dinner June 28-30.

SAFSF Member Registration

Early (March 28-April 29)
Full Forum: $650
Single Day: $325

Late (April 30-June 13)
Full Forum: $800
Single Day: $400

Non-member Registration

Early (March 28-April 29)
Full Forum: $850
Single Day: $425

Late (April 30-June 13)
Full Forum: $1,000
Single Day: $500

*Optional Pre-Forum activities on Monday, June 27th
A Visit With The Berry Center ($125 – includes dinner)
Funders as Fierce Leaders and Allies for Food Justice ($75)

The Brown Hotel
335 West Broadway
Louisville, KY
Group rate: $169/night

Book your room early, we will sell out.
Call 888-888-5252, use code “SAFSF”
Or reserve your room online.

*The hotel has a complimentary 24-hour airport shuttle available to guests; call (502) 583-1234 when you arrive.*

Our collective future hinges around issues of equalityhealth,climate, and the shape of our food system. The 14th Annual SAFSF Forum in Louisville, Kentucky will address these critical themes and their many points of connection. We’ll visit a region whose people, land, and economy are experiencing both subtle and powerful transitions. The decline of the tobacco and coal industries have created a cultural and economic crisis, but the emergence of sustainable agriculture, a growing local foods movement, and the reintroduction of hemp as a food and fiber crop are bringing new economic opportunities, and with them, hope. Together, we’ll begin to unpack the power dynamics that determine whether initiatives like these become part of our future. During the Forum we will address questions such as: How do issues of raceclassgender, and money impede a just and sustainable farm and food system? What are the connections between food and climate change? How are art and culture interwoven with struggles for positive, lasting change? Through story telling, reality tours, in-depth workshops, and more, we’ll connect these threads with the voices of leaders at the forefront of transitioning power.

To help you plan, we are providing you an at-a-glance outline of the program (subject to change). Note, there are some changes to the structure of the Forum as compared with previous years.
Download the draft at-a-glance program.

For the detailed program agenda, click on the PROGRAM button at the top of the page.

Earlier Event: June 25
Mims Park Play Day