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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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On July 19, the Georgia Organics Farm to School and Farmer Services teams partnered with Global Growers to host a food safety training for approximately 15 farmers in Burke County, GA. The farmers received information about various food safety topics including: tips for maintaining a clean facility hand washing techniques and overall sanitation instructions for […]

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Donn Cooper of Cooper Ag Services offers free consulting during the 2017 Fencepost Sessions to Matthew Raiford of Gilliard Farm in Brunswick.   Most folks know about the great classroom-style educational opportunities that Georgia Organics puts on during our annual conferences. Now, you can get one-on-one coaching from experts on grants, ag law, production, and […]

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In what was a huge month for local and organic agriculture, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) made major announcements in December, 2016, regarding federal reimbursement for Organic certification and relaxing marketing restrictions for farmers markets. Just as importantly, the USDA released a monumental report that revealed impressive economic benefits of local agriculture. Starting on […]

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Nuri Icgoren is a soft-spoken, generous farmer with a heart of gold and active mind. He has a vision for his 5-acre property south of Grant Park that’s as much about community revitalization and self-sufficiency as it is about food production. His ultimate vision entails a mixed-use development with residences, office space, natural pools, and […]

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Immense demand for organic produce is a huge opportunity for Georgia’s farmers, but despite exponential growth in the organic market, small and mid-scale specialty crop producers in Georgia face significant barriers to access this lucrative market. The South—and Georgia in particular—is uniquely positioned to benefit from the growing demand for organic food. To kickstart that […]

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