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The Seventh Georgia Farm to School and Early Care and Education Summit will be hosted June 7-8 at Helms College in Macon, Ga. Registration is open NOW. Wande Okunoren-Meadows is delivering a keynote speech at the 2019 Farm to School  and Early Care Education Summit. Wande is the Early Childhood Program Administrator at Little Ones Learning […]

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By Renee De Shay Kelli C. Cook is the School Nutrition Coordinator at Carrollton City Schools. She is a wife and mom of two boys. A former collegiate women’s basketball player at the University of Tennessee and former head women’s basketball coach at Maryville College, Kelli spent the past nine years developing her passion for school […]

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Small scale sustainable farmers continuously face an ongoing struggle to create and maintain relationships with buyers. While the barrier for entry into direct farmer to consumer platforms like farmers markets can be fairly low and transparent, selling to schools, restaurants, stores, and medical facilities can be far more challenging. To help address this challenge, Georgia […]

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Georgia Food Oasis Network seeks to elevate and connect pioneering communities that recognize that food is a powerful tool to unite residents, build local economies, and foster public health. From obesity and dietary-health to food sovereignty and waste, climate change and biodiversity loss to increasing economic and social disparities, food is not only at the […]

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Kelly graduated from The University of Georgia with a Masters of Agribusiness. She interned with UGA Cooperative Extension, GA Department of Agriculture, and as a missionary for SendMeNow Missions before joining the Farm Bureau family. She has a heart for agriculture and loves meeting new people.    1.What role do you play in the farm to school and early […]

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Kimberly Koogler is a farmer and a long-time member of the Georgia Organics team. We are happy to welcome her to the Georgia Organics staff in a full-time role! What was your previous job? I was the CSA Manager and Market Person at Cosmos Farm and the part-time Farm to School Assistant here at Georgia […]

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You may already know Ashley Dowling. She has several years of experience working in Georgia’s Good Food Movement and is passionate about food systems work. She is joining the Georgia Organics team as our Events Manager. She will manage coordination of the Georgia Organics Conference, Georgia Farm to School and Early Care Summit, and Cast […]

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Have you met Lauren Cox? Lauren brings several years of hands on farming and farm operation experience to the team. As the newly minted Organic Procurement Coordinator, Lauren will be leading our new farm to restaurant initiative. What was your previous job? Prior to joining GO, I farmed full time for seven years, first at […]

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Georgia Organics is proud to have participated in the commencement of this study by locating the participating Atlanta family. A groundbreaking peer-reviewed study published in the journal Environmental Research found that switching to an organic diet significantly reduced the levels of synthetic pesticides found in all participants – after less than one week. On average, […]

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