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We often picture farmers out in the field – on their tractors, weeding, harvesting, planting seeds, and packing their produce for market – but farmers are small business owners too. And like any small business owner, they have to fill nearly every role in a business. Farmers are also marketing departments, salespeople, human resources directors, […]

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By Porter Mitchell What’s certified organic produce? “It’s the kind people are buying,” said Michael Wall, Georgia Organics’ Farmer Services Director. According to the Organic Trade Association’s most recent report, 82 percent of Georgia households purchase certified organic produce, and national sales of organic produce have skyrocketed to become a $49 billion dollar a year […]

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By Jeff Romig Disasters are as much a constant as they are a variable for farmers. The effects from hurricanes, tornadoes, and destructive lightening are all possible unwanted farm visitors. Farmers know this uninvited guest is coming. They just don’t know when or in what form. “The Farmer Fund is based on not if there […]

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Farming is one of the most stressful jobs in the country. Here are a few tips to manage stress, long-term and short-term. Crisis hotlines can be helpful to some. [https://namiga.org/georgia-crisis-and-access-line/] Talking to someone about stress can also be helpful. Control events To reduce the pile-up of too many stressful events at one time, farmers/ranchers can […]

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By Jeff Romig Sed Rowe’s plot of organic peanuts grows on a non-descript 10-acre stretch of land on State Road 300 near Albany.  Rowe Farms doesn’t have an address.   To find it, you need the address for Berachah Fellowship Church, which sits about 100 yards from the dirt drive that leads to this exciting experiment.  But, it’s […]

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By Jeff Romig Farmer prosperity is an elusive idea with many variables. But, working to help our farmers achieve prosperity is at the core of Georgia Organics’ daily work. In turn, our Farmer Services team is working to offer individualized, direct support like never before. Organic farmers must prosper to make organic food accessible to […]

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By Jeff Romig Eating the perfect strawberry can be a transcendent experience. This isn’t an experience that comes from a big box grocer, or an experience that comes at a farmer’s market (although you can get close). When you sink your teeth into the perfect strawberry, it happens in a field. You’ve just plucked that strawberry, you’ve bitten into its supple […]

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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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On March 27, I had the pleasure of joining speakers Mark Winne; Fellow at Center for a Livable Future at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Tricia Kovacs; Local and Regional Food Systems Policy Adviser at the USDA, and Susie Marshall; Executive Director of Grow North Texas — in presenting the workshop, “Food Policy Councils and […]

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Georgia Organics had a strong showing at the 2018 Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference in Savannah Jan. 11-14. Hosted by the Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association, the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference is the LARGEST educational conference and trade show in the southeastern United States that unites growers, vendors and suppliers. (taken from […]

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