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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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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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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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The Georgia Organics Farmer Services team capped another year of great work by honoring four graduates from last year’s Journeyman Farmer Certificate Program (JFCP) and awarding a Tiny Farm House to a farmer, both in partnership with the University of Georgia. Led by the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, with support from partners across the […]

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Jill Geraghty, Ed.D., joined the Georgia Organics staff in June as conference coordinator. Jill’s previous experience includes conference and association special events management, volunteer relations, and scholarship program stewardship. Jill also has a background in educational leadership, serving as both an administrator and faculty member at the University of Central Florida and Valencia College, both […]

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By Brian Barth Modern Farmer Alice Rolls, executive director of Georgia Organics, keeps a chart in her Atlanta office by which she measures the success of her efforts as the leader of the Peach State’s foremost sustainable agriculture advocacy group. In 2004 when Rolls took over as director, there were just 25 certified organic farms […]

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Meet Abbie King, our new Farm to Coordinator. Abbie joins Georgia Organics with a wealth of knowledge about Georgia’s food movement, having worked with Georgia Organics, Captain Planet Foundation, Global Growers, and the Atlanta Local Food Initiative (ALFI). Additionally, Abbie is a Registered Dietitian, an important asset as we look to grow healthy kids and healthy […]

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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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