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You want me to what? That was my initial thought after being asked by Kaiser Permanente to be a representative on their float at the Rose Bowl parade. I never, ever thought of going to the Rose Bowl parade, let alone being on a float.  It’s not like I volunteered to help with the homecoming […]

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Georgia Organics is proud to welcome our new Director of Development Jeff Romig to our team.  Keep reading to learn more about our newest Georgia Organics staff member. What was your previous job? From 2013 through 2016, I was the executive director for VOX Teen Communications, where metro Atlanta teens publish uncensored digital content daily […]

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Murray Brett is the co-owner of DaySpring Farms and will speaking during the Hey Ya Saturday Session. What role do you play in the local, organic food movement? DaySpring Farms may very well grow and grind the tastiest grits in the good ole’ south! We’re not the large scale commodity farm, nor the small-scale market […]

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Jenny and Chris are in their 12th year of farming full time in Pine Mountain, Georgia and will be speaking during the CSAnnovations, and Apprenticeships: Becoming and Being the boss Saturday Sessions. What role do you play in the local, organic food movement? Our role is growing diversified, nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables for a few […]

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Esther N. Mune, PhD, MPH, of Georgia Department of Public Health will be speaking during the “Grow Fit” Training on Wellness Policies for Georgia’s Early Care Environments. Why are you excited to present about your topic and what are some key takeaways attendees will get from your session? I am very excited to present on […]

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Billy Mitchell of Global Growers will be speaking during the PSA Food Safety Training, Friday all-day workshop. What role do you play in the local, organic food movement? I work for Global Growers and travel around the state working with small and medium-sized farms. We develop solutions to food safety questions, host workshops, and find […]

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On December 13 Georgia Organics, in partnership with the Southeastern African American Farmers Organic Network (SAAFON), hosted a workshop exploring the opportunity for organic peanut production in Georgia. The workshop was held at the Vidalia Onion and Vegetable Research Center in Lyons, Ga. and was made possible by a grant from the USDA Office of […]

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On the brisk morning of Dec. 11, the Georgia Organics Farm to School team led a 101 Farm to School workshop at Morgan County Charter School. Georgia Organics staff members taught Morgan County School System educators new ways to integrate farm to school principles and school gardening into their curriculum lessons. Check out a few […]

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Julia Asherman is a farmer at Rag & Frass Farm and will be speaking during the FSA financing and FarmHacks Saturday Session.   What role do you play in the local, organic food movement? I’m a grower first, so at the most basic and fundamental level I am one of the people producing organic food and flowers […]

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What role do you play in the local, organic food movement? I chair the Carolina Gold Rice Foundation and also the Slow Food Ark of Taste for the South.  My efforts in the past decade have concentrated on the recovery of the most important and flavorful food crops developed in our region.  This entails knowing […]

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