In 2017, Georgia Organics launched the Organic Peanut Initiative, thanks to a grant from the USDA Office of Advocacy and Outreach, to develop the market for organic peanuts and to support the enterprising farmers who have taken on the risk of growing organic peanuts on a small scale.
“Growing organic peanuts, it’s not hard, it’s just the will and the want to do it.”
-Sed Rowe, Rowe Organic Farm in Albany, Ga
With these funds the organization was able to test the feasibility of organic peanut production for socially disadvantaged and beginning producers with limited resources, offer technical assistance on organic peanut production through farm field days and multimedia resources, and connect producers, processors, buyers, and other parties within the peanut value chain.
Read more about the project, explore resources for organic peanut production in Georgia, and stay up to date on the latest in organic peanuts below.
If you’re interested growing, processing, purchasing, or financially supporting Certified Organic peanuts in Georgia, contact Perri Campis, Farmer Services Coordinator and Organic Commodities Specialist: firstname.lastname@example.org. 404-481-5004.
This material is based upon work supported by the Office of Advocacy and Outreach, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under Award No. AO172501X443G012.
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