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Becky Griffin is the Community & School Garden Coordinator at the University of Georgia Extension. She will be speaking at theProtecting Pollinators with Kids Saturday Farm to School track session. What role do you play in the local, organic food movement? I work with UGA Extension agents and their clients to create successful and sustainable community […]

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We often picture farmers out in the field – on their tractors, weeding, harvesting, planting seeds, and packing their produce for market – but farmers are small business owners too. And like any small business owner, they have to fill nearly every role in a business. Farmers are also marketing departments, salespeople, human resources directors, […]

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Meet Lauren Wood. Lauren comes to us with a host of diverse experiences. Most recently, she coordinated farmers markets throughout Atlanta. Lauren is supporting Community Outreach Manager, Suzanne Girdner with Georgia Organics’ Georgia Food Oasis program in the newly minted Community Outreach Coordinator role. What was your previous job? My previous job was Fresh MARTA […]

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By Porter Mitchell What’s certified organic produce? “It’s the kind people are buying,” said Michael Wall, Georgia Organics’ Farmer Services Director. According to the Organic Trade Association’s most recent report, 82 percent of Georgia households purchase certified organic produce, and national sales of organic produce have skyrocketed to become a $49 billion dollar a year […]

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We’re on Amazon Smile. AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. When you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. Chose Georgia Organics while shopping today and proceeds will help us continue uplifting Georgia farmers.   Gift a loved one registration to […]

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Are you a Georgia School Nutrition Professional? Georgia Farm to School Champions are looking for work simplification suggestions from YOU! What’s your ultimate Farm to School Hack? Do you have a trick for coring apples or cutting cabbage? Post a pic of your #F2Shack with a description of your hack on social media thru November […]

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By Jeff Romig Disasters are as much a constant as they are a variable for farmers. The effects from hurricanes, tornadoes, and destructive lightening are all possible unwanted farm visitors. Farmers know this uninvited guest is coming. They just don’t know when or in what form. “The Farmer Fund is based on not if there […]

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Farming is one of the most stressful jobs in the country. Here are a few tips to manage stress, long-term and short-term. Crisis hotlines can be helpful to some. [https://namiga.org/georgia-crisis-and-access-line/] Talking to someone about stress can also be helpful. Control events To reduce the pile-up of too many stressful events at one time, farmers/ranchers can […]

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By: Gabrielle Jackson, Dietetic Intern, Georgia State University The first week of October commemorates an exciting time for early care settings across Georgia- Georgia Pre-K Week! This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Georgia Pre-K Program. The Program began as a pilot by former Governor Zell Miller in 1992 to lay a solid foundation […]

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“If something happens to me on the farm, God help me, I don’t know what I’m going to do.” Jamila Norman, Patchwork City Farms Farming is one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States–the CDC estimates that 58,000 injuries occur on farms annually. Farming is twice as deadly as law enforcement and five […]

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