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Behind the Summit: Kelly Thompson

Kelly graduated from The University of Georgia with a Masters of Agribusiness. She interned with UGA Cooperative Extension, GA Department of Agriculture, and as a missionary for SendMeNow Missions before joining the Farm Bureau family. She has a heart for agriculture and loves meeting new people.   

1.What role do you play in the farm to school and early care and education movement? 

Lauren Goble and I are the GFB representatives that work with the Farm to School Program. 

2.Why are you excited to present your topic? What are some key takeaways attendees will get from your session? 

I will be sharing the first ever Georgia Farm Passport. This passport guides people across the state to explore GA, support local, and eat fresh. Participates will learn about GA agriculture and earn prizes.   

3.What are you looking forward too at the Georgia Farm to School and Early Care and Education Summit? 

I’m looking forward to meeting new friends and learning more about connecting farm to school from people who are either passionate about what they do and/or are experts in their field.  


Presented by Georgia Farm to School Alliance and Georgia Farm to Early Care and Coalition, hosted by the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning and Georgia Organics.

The farm to early care and education (farm to ECE) and farm to school movement connects early care providers, schools, and local farms in an effort to serve healthy meals and snacks, improve student nutrition, and increase farm and gardening educational opportunities. This year’s Summit welcomes early care providers and staff, teachers, school nutrition staff, students, parents, farmers, distributors, and others interested in learning more about Georgia’s farm to ECE and  farm to school community.

Click HERE to register. Full and partial scholarships are available.  Applications close April 11. Click HERE to apply

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