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Julia Asherman, of Rag and Frass Farm located in Jeffersonville, has been a strong advocate for Middle Georgia’s sustainable agriculture community for years. She’s bringing her passion and penchant for out-of-the-box thinking to two Education Sessions at the Georgia Organics 20th Anniversary Conference on Feb. 18.   Both sessions, Holistic Crop Rotation and Farm Generated […]

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By Pam Knox, UGA Agricultural Climatologist There’s been a lot of hype in the popular news this month about the prospects for a very strong El Nino, which is developing in the eastern Pacific Ocean and is expected to peak this winter. El Nino is the warm phase of an oscillation in Pacific Ocean temperatures […]

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While some tend to think of government labeling as a method of achieving consumer protection, and in some ways it certainly is. However, when we don’t understand the truth behind the labeling, the labels can be just as misleading as they are informative. For example, most people understand that the term “organic” is important today. […]

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Within weeks of accepting the Executive Director role at the Peachtree Road Farmers Market in 2009, Lauren Carey witnessed one torrential downpour after another. The intense rain wreaked havoc on farmland across Georgia, wiping out crops, and destroying the livelihood of farmers. Led by Slow Food Atlanta, the local food community immediately went into what […]

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Georgia Organics has teamed up with the Georgia Department of Agriculture for the 100 Organic Farms Campaign, which removes the financial barrier to USDA Organic Certification by reimbursing the full cost of organic certification up to $1,000 for farmers pursuing it for the first time. So far, the following three farms have gotten their certification […]

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