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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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Does a week in front of the computer make you want to swing a hammer? The Homestead Atlanta has you covered. Whether you’re looking for the security that comes with growing and preserving your own food, a positive impact on the environment through alternative energy systems, or simply the satisfaction of creating a beautiful, functional […]

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  By Constance Roberts, FoodCorps Service Member As many of us can relate to, the second question I am most frequently asked, after my name, is “What do you do?” This question often leads to a flurry of confusion on both the questioners and respondent’s end. I often become flustered when trying to explain exactly […]

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Marty Mesh has dedicated more than 40 years to a more environmentally responsible and socially just form of agriculture. In 1987, Mesh helped form Florida Certified Organic Growers and Consumers (FOG), a nonprofit organization, and, in 1995, became FOG’s Executive Director. The goal was to educate farmers and the public about organic production through their programs and […]

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By Katherine Eddins, Georgia Land Trust Executive Director While people are busy with all the festivities and wonder of the holidays, land trusts are busy too: working together to help in their unique ways to protect farmland as open space forever. Farmers who do conservation easements need to get them done by year’s end for tax planning […]

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