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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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Georgia Organics stormed Capitol Hill on Nov. 28 – 29 to stress the vital importance of organic agriculture within the Farm Bill with Georgia’s Congressional representatives. Organic agriculture can revitalize Georgia’s declining rural economies; Georgia should be producing its own organic food and not importing it from California or anyplace else; and growing Georgia’s organic […]

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By Chris Edwards, Mayflor Farms This blog post was made possible through a grant provided to Global Growers by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture.   While the water rules surrounding the FSMA Produce Safety Rule continue to swirl and change as the FDA attempts to make them less murky, […]

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Chelsea Losh-Jones, Babe + Sage Farm   This blog post was made possible through a grant provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture.   In a previous blog post, I wrote about the basics of how the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) will affect small farms.  In this edition, […]

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For some farming operations or individuals, the costs of a marketplace insurance plan can be incorporated into the operation’s business plan and budget. While navigating the marketplace and understanding how to best utilize insurance can be intimidating, there are many reasons to pursue health insurance through the marketplace. “I really like using the the Marketplace to […]

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  When Irma Hits One of Us, She Hits All of Us For some of us, the worst is over and we’re starting to see how bad the damage is. For others, the worst is yet to come. Recovering after a natural disaster can take days, weeks, months, or years. Below are some good resources […]

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On July 19, the Georgia Organics Farm to School and Farmer Services teams partnered with Global Growers to host a food safety training for approximately 15 farmers in Burke County, GA. The farmers received information about various food safety topics including: tips for maintaining a clean facility hand washing techniques and overall sanitation instructions for […]

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