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It wasn’t until the mandated Affordable Care Act that farmer Joe Reynolds first enrolled in a health insurance program, after seven years of farming. And it really got him thinking: how do farmers get a benefits package they may find at a more traditional job?  One that will allow them to stay healthy, save for […]

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We’ve already heard that Hurricane Michael has destroyed two hoop-houses, killed hundreds of chickens, and wrecked sheds, barns, and other structures. Georgia Organics has taken the Farmer Fund – a natural disaster relief fund – statewide. If you have received damage from the storm, go to www.thefarmerfund.org. And, if you know of someone who might […]

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Alabama’s First Certified Organic Dairy Farm Working Cows Dairy & Rinske’s Cheese is selling 180 acres of Certified Organic irrigated land for $4500 an acre. Land includes 110 acre pivot and an 800 square foot house. The address is 5539 North State Hwy 103 Slocomb, AL 36375 Phone 334-886-3839 Cell 334 791 6830 Contact farm owner Rinske […]

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At Georgia Organics, we love our farmers. Each month we’ll be showcasing our farmer members and the fabulous products they sell. This month we spoke to John Davis and Kimberly Koogler. John is the owner of Cosmos Farm in Carrollton, Ga. Kimberly is the CSA Manager and a vegetable farmer at Cosmos and the Farm […]

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For more information contact Cathy Payne at paynecr05@me.com. The property at 2973 River Road has been organically managed using eco-farming methods since December, 2009. Best practices have been implemented to increase the biodiversity of life in the soil, produce nutrient-dense food, and to manage pastured animals. No-till practices in gardens and pastures have been in place […]

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The National Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) introduced their famous rainfall simulator at our food safety and soil health workshop at  Mayflor Farms. The rainfall simulator consists of a sprinkler mounted over four trays with four different soil samples in them. The soil samples were all taken recently from farms in Georgia. They contained continuously grazed pasture, […]

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  Food Safety Success! Tips and tools to use GAPs and FSMA for growing safe food, strengthening your farm, and entering new markets. Ready to have food safety be a key to success?  The GA Small Farm Food Safety Campaign, supported by USDA-NIFA, is offering free workshops around the state to give produce farmers the opportunity […]

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Farmers, need some supplies at a discount? It’s time to place a bulk order on your organic inputs, amendments, insecticides, fungicides, cover crop seeds, and equipment with Seven Springs Farm. Deadlines are coming up soon for shipments to Atlanta, Athens, and Pine Mountain areas. Please read these important details, straight from Seven Springs. Peruse products […]

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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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Hi, all!  It’s good to be back in the office!  I had a powerful experience in D.C. at the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) annual meeting.  NSAC is an alliance of grassroots organizations that advocate for federal policy reform to advance the sustainability of agriculture, food systems, natural resources, and rural communities. It was particularly great […]

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