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By Jeff Romig Farmers and Mother Nature have been business partners forever. Most days, they get along just fine. But like any partnership, some days can be disastrous. Last week, Hurricane Michael created this situation for countless Georgia farms, including Lola’s Organic Farm, whose shredded hoop house is shown above. A new farm every day […]

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Landing a barista job at Café Campesino might be entry-level at first glance, but for many key employees, this role was simply the first step. With “celebrating people” and “doing the right thing” as two of six core company values, promoting from within is not only possible, it’s likely. “When we find staffers who are […]

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Last week, I had the pleasure of visiting our Platinum Golden Radish Award Winner Sumter County. School Nutrition Manager and 2018 Southeast Regional Manager of the Year Larry Jackson hosted me during my visit. Larry’s enthusiasm for school meal innovation is infectious. He inspired the scholars at Furlow Charter School to embrace healthy, local  fruits and vegetables through […]

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On a sunny, breezy afternoon in April, Georgia Organics joined Atlanta United staff and players at Phoenix Gardens for a volunteer workday.  Phoenix Gardens is compact produce powerhouse operated by longtime friend and partner of Georgia Organics, Brennan Washington, his wife Gwen, and their son ToJuan. The garden is located behind the Washington family’s home in suburban […]

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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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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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Earlier this month, 25 Georgians joined over 1,000 good food advocates from around the U.S. and Canada for the 8th Annual National Farm to Cafeteria Conference in Madison, Wisconsin. Georgia farmers, students, representatives from the Georgia Departments of Education and Agriculture, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, school nutrition staff, and community organizations joined conversations […]

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