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A decade ago, we launched our farmer to farmer mentoring program to pair beginning farmers and ranchers (those with 10 years or less experience) and producers transitioning to organic production systems with experienced farmer mentors. (See Farmer Services Coordinator Donn Cooper talk about it here!)   In the last 10 years, we’ve had the honor and opportunity […]

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We love good tunes here at Georgia Organics World Headquarters, and a lot of our farmers are also music buffs. (Heck, music played a huge role in naming a great farm we recently highlighted!) So the least we can do for our state’s hard-working organic growers and the people who love them is make a Spotify […]

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As told by Brennan Washington of Phoenix Gardens in Lawrenceville.  Six months after we brought our farm, we got a notice from the county that our property was going to probably be seized for a major road project.  We were sick about it and were on pins and needles for about a year.  The county […]

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Shirley Daughtry was one of the very first certified organic farmers in Georgia, and that’s only one reason why we love her new video in our excellent Field Trip! series. (Seriously, guys, Anthony-Masterson Photography are such a talented team and their work on these videos highlights our farmers’ expertise beautifully and gives us a way […]

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As told by Jen Marlow of Red Mud Farm. Names have never been my forte. I’m often drawn to the obvious and only dissuaded when that is pointed out to me. Given that, it may not be surprising that “Marlow Farm” was my first idea. It worked in that we are the Marlow family and […]

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Industrial ag takes a toll on our state, but organics can rejuvenate Georgia. The corn on the right has not been genetically modified. It’s certified organic, grown at Riverview Farms in Ranger, and it’s used to feed the heritage Berkshire hogs that Charlotte and Wes Swancy raise. No synthetic fertilizers or dangerous pesticides were used […]

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Editor’s note: This first appeared in the fall 2013 edition of the Dirt, our quarterly member newsletter. Want to get a copy? Join Georgia Organics today! A recent issue of National Geographic focused on climate change showed a graphic depicting the globe redrawn to show what rising seas would do to our banks, shores, and coastlines […]

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Based on trends over the last decade, it’s difficult to tell whether the end game of biotechnology is to help farmers or to have more products to sell. While persistent weeds are possibly the single greatest obstacle to successful production in the South, the past has shown that Mother Nature is more clever than human […]

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Husband and wife Bryan Hager and Wendy Crager run Crager Hager Farm in Carroll County, Georgia. You can find their grub at the Cotton Mill Farmers Market, the Peachtree City Farmers Market, Little Hawaiian, Sunset Hills Country Club, or get it delivered weekly by Farmers Fresh CSA. What do you do on the farm? I’m a […]

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As told by Joe Reynolds of Love is Love Farm at Gaia Gardens.  Naming something is an intimate and sacred endeavor, whereby you hope to articulate all of your meaning, intent, and action into a few letters or words.  When Judith and I first began our farm business, we were farming at the Glover Family […]

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