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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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Within the next decade the majority of American farmers will be retirees. According to the 2007 Census of Agriculture, over 31 percent of Georgia’s 47,000 farmers are 65 or above., and as the average age of the country’s agricultural operators continues to move toward 60, farming faces a looming crisis: Who will feed current and […]

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