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Over a dozen growers from across Georgia and the greater Southeast came together at the 21st annual Georgia Organics Conference to attend the Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training. This training satisfied part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety (§ 112.22(c)) compliance requirements. Grower training participants took an in-depth look at food safety on […]

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On Feb. 16-17, Georgia Organics hosted its 21st Annual Conference & Expo in Augusta, Ga. Local organic farmers Loretta and Sam Adderson of Adderson’s Fresh Produce were awarded the Land Stewardship Award for their work mentoring up-and-coming farmers throughout Augusta. Kim Hines was awarded the Barbara Petit Pollinator Award for her work empowering farmers and community […]

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Terri Jager Blinoce of Ladybug Farm will be speaking during the Hey Ya, Saturday Session. What role do you play in the local, organic food movement? I am somewhat of a homesteader on steroids!  I’ve been a farmer for 9 years and run a small CSA. I have undertook several innovations including a 6,000 gallon […]

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Laurie Ritchie is the co-owner of J and L Farm and Stables and will be speaking during the Healing Farms: Access for Unseen Growers Saturday session.  What role do you play in the local, organic food movement? We are Certified Naturally Grown (CNG) farmers and have been members of Augusta Locally Grown’s online market and […]

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Cameron Farlow is the Farmer Programs Director at Organic Growers School and will be speaking during the Beginning Farmer Pathways Saturday Session.  What role do you play in the local, organic food movement? I started working with Organic Growers School six years ago, and have been the Farmer Programs Director for the last two. Through […]

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Justin Duncan of National Centers for Appropriate Technologies will be speaking during the Soil Remineralization and Remediation Friday In-Depth Workshop and the Why Organic Saturday Session. Visit our website to learn more about Friday & Saturday Sessions.  What role do you play in the local, organic food movement? My main roles are extension and research. […]

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Christi Hansen, R.D. of Hungry Heart Farm and Dietary Consulting will be speaking during the Prevention Kitchen: An Introduction to Culinary Nutrition Saturday Session. What role do you play in the local, organic food movement? My partner, Matthew Bagshaw, and I own and operate an organic vegetable farm in South Metro Atlanta. In that role, […]

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Donn Cooper CEO, Cooper Agricultural Services, LLC will be speaking during the Mo Grants, Mo Money Saturday Session. What role do you play in the local, organic food movement? For lack of a better word I’m a consultant, which means I do a lot of things that are hard to encapsulate in an elevator pitch. […]

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Mark Dempsey of Carolina Farm Stewardship Association will be speaking during the Transitioning to Organic conference session with the help of NRCS: TSPs and CAP 138s Saturday Session. What role do you play in the local, organic food movement? I assist growers throughout the Southeast transition to certified organic production, implement conservation practices on the […]

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Dr. Ayanava Majumdar (Dr. A), Extension Entomologist and State SARE Program Coordinator, AU Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology/Alabama Cooperative Extension System will be speaking during both the Pest Sounds and The Trifecta of Terror Saturday Sessions. What role do you play in the local, organic food movement? I serve as an educator and researcher […]

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