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Farming As A Social Enterprise

May 14, 2015 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm


Presented by Truly Living Well Center For Natural Urban Agriculture and Georgia Micro Enterprise Network


This conference aims to support new farmers and people transitioning into farming to become even more effective at creating financially viable farms. New farmers, wanna-be farmers & farmer-curious people are welcome!

Conference Agenda

8:30 AM    Registration

9:00 AM     Welcome & Acknowledgements

9:15 AM     Greeting…………………………

9:30 AM ——10:30AM   Breakout Sessions 1:


A- plans to Succeed in Urban Agriculture…

B-Organic Certification for Urban Farmers..

C-Steps to Obtaing Your Farm Service Number…

D- Get Equiped with EQIP……

10:45—-11:45  Morning Breakout Sessions 2;

A-Developing The Farm Business Plan…..Presenter GMEM

B- Accessing New Markets……

C- Accessing Urban Land………


Lunch at 11:45 until 12:15

Keynote Speaker

Mr. Charles Whatley Topic : Farming as a Social Enterprise

Accessing USDA Resources……..

Capitol Development for Urban Farmers…

Panel Discussion with Local Growers:


Keynote Speaker: Mr. Charles Whatley
Charles Whatley is the Director of the Office of Economic Development for DeKalb County.  As the Economic Development Director, Charles oversees the Jobs and Economic Growth Group and serves as a liaison between DeKalb County Government, private and public development agencies and the business community to promote economic development and efficient transactions.  Additionally, he promotes business development in DeKalb and helps expand the county’s tax base through the addition of sustainable jobs and investment dollars.




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