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Cover crops are essential to growing organically and maintaining fertile soil, and factors like species selection and timely planting are important for vegetables to thrive. Few researchers know as much about soil sciences and cover crops as UGA’s Julia Gaskin. She is an expert in soil quality and sustainable agriculture and serves as the Southern Sustainable Agriculture […]

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Farmers markets are a viable resource for communities to support their local growers while incorporating more fresh and organically grown produce into their diets. As the presence of farmers markets in Georgia grows, its important for producers to know not only how to maintain their market but how to make it thrive. Jan Kozak is the market manager […]

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Sound Ingredient changes things up a bit this time by taking a break from produce and featuring pasture-raised poultry. We talked to Brandon Chonko, owner and operator of Grassroots Farms in Reidsville, Ga, about how he began raising animals on pasture, the importance of letting animals grow naturally outside, and how partnerships have helped him grow and deliver […]

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Applied agriponics is essentially the use of aquaponic and hydroponic systems to grow food without using soil. The field is continuing to expand, but the benefits of growing with water prove to be just as efficient as growing in traditional soil, and many of the same crops can be grown in aquaponic and hydroponic systems. Aaron Hart […]

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Farming in small spaces is just as significant as growing on large areas of farmland. Reusing as much space as possible and treating their farm (no matter how small) as a profitable business can allow producers to use their land to their benefit for years to come. Brennan Washington and his wife are the owners of Phoenix Gardens in Lawrenceville. […]

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Producing flavorful grass-fed beef depends on the proper breed and genetic makeup to add fat and protein efficiently. It’s important for ranchers to know what to consider and the traits to look for when assembling a quality grass-fed heard. Dan Glenn is a farmer and rancher at Deep Grass Graziers in Fitzgerald, Ga which has […]

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By Katherine Eddins, Georgia Land Trust Executive Director While people are busy with all the festivities and wonder of the holidays, land trusts are busy too: working together to help in their unique ways to protect farmland as open space forever. Farmers who do conservation easements need to get them done by year’s end for tax planning […]

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Hogs are in high demand from chefs everywhere. Raising hogs outdoors allows for better quality of meat which can help your farm become more profitable. Kellie and Ben Deen own and operate Savannah River Farms in Newington, Ga. They specialize in raising their livestock naturally to produce better tasting and healthier meat. The Deens will speak […]

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Community gardens not only increase people’s consumption of fresh produce, but they also improve overall physical and mental health of kids and adults alike by getting them outdoors, interacting with other people in their communities, and giving them the chance to later cook the foods they’ve personally grown and nurtured. Fred Conrad is the community garden coordinator […]

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Leah Garcés has spent her career working to protect animals from harmful factory farming practices. In this interview with Jenni Harris of White Oak Pastures, she shares one of the most defining moments from her early years as an advocate. Leah and Jenni also think back to when they first met at White Oak’s poultry […]

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