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Three Georgia Groups Receive USDA Grants to Support Farm to School
June 12, 2017
Georgia Organics, Forsyth County Board of Education, and Carrollton City Schools Nutrition Program are pleased to announce that they are three of 65 projects spanning 42 states and Puerto Rico receiving support this year through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm to School Grant Program, an effort to better connect school cafeterias and students with local farmers and ranchers.

Four Georgia Nonprofits Receive $1.45 Million to Help Georgia’s Youngest Children Eat Farm-Fresh Food
June 1, 2017
Through a new national investment by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, four partner organizations, including Georgia Organics, are launching an effort to promote access to local, healthy foods for young children in Georgia’s early learning environments.

Georgia Organics Names First Director of Farmer Services
March 3, 2017
Georgia Organics has appointed Michael Wall as its first Director of Farmer Services in the organization’s 20-year history.  Wall has worked with Georgia Organics for nine years, most recently as Director of Programs.

Georgia Organics Announces New Board Members
March 11, 2016
The members of Georgia Organics have elected four new board members. They are: Charlie Barnes, IV, CEO of Barnes Healthcare Services; Louisa D’Antignac, Trustee of the Wilbur and Hilda Glenn Family Foundation; Christopher Glover, Private Wealth Relationship Manager at Merrill Lynch; and Sujit Sharma, MD, Vice Section Chief, Department of Emergency Medicine, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite.

Sarah Bartlett Named Director of Development
March 7, 2016
Georgia Organics has appointed Sarah Bartlett as Director of Development. She was formerly Senior Associate Director of Development at The Carter Center, where she raised multimillion dollar-support for global health and human rights programs.

Georgia Organics Honors State Leaders in Farming and Farm to School
Feb 27, 2016
More than 900 guests joined Georgia Organics to honor two of the state’s foremost leaders in the good food movement at the 19th Annual Georgia Organics Conference: Will Harris of White Oak Pastures, and Erin Croom, who began the Farm to School program at Georgia Organics.

Athens Trailblazers Honored for Contributions to Local, Sustainable Agriculture
Feb. 21, 2015
Georgia Organics honored two of the state’s foremost leaders of the good food movement at its 18th Annual Conference and Expo— University of Georgia Sustainable Agriculture Coordinator Julia Gaskin and Eric Wagoner, who developed the Locally Grown online purchasing platform.

Georgia Organics, Georgia Department of Ag Partner to Grow More Organic Farms
Dec. 11, 2014
Agriculture is Georgia’s top industry, and as organic product sales continue to grow, the state’s farmers stand to benefit in a big way. That’s why Georgia Organics and the Georgia Department of Agriculture are launching a historic partnership to help more farmers take advantage of the rapidly growing organic market by providing funding and training for farmers who want to become USDA Certified Organic.

30 Georgia School Districts Honored for Farm to School Successes
Oct. 6, 2014
From the 204 taste tests served in Fulton County to the district-wide Children’s Farm Day for all third graders in Tift County, school districts across Georgia are using Farm to School programs to teach core curriculum, support their local economies, fight obesity and other preventable, food-related diseases, and increase the amount of local food they serve to their students.

FoodCorps Launch Boosts Farm to School in Georgia
Sept. 14, 2014
One of the most successful tactics to get children to eat more fruits and vegetables is to have them plant, grow, and harvest food with their own hands in a garden, which is one of the core components of a farm to school program. Now, farm to school in Georgia is set to get a big boost.

Zoning Changes Pave Way for More Urban Ag in ATL
June 11, 2014
Atlanta is ready to become a national leader in local food systems, as the city council today approved an ordinance that will encourage and support our growing urban agriculture movement.

Georgia Organics Selected to Partner with National Farm to School Organization FoodCorps
Jan. 10, 2014
FoodCorps, a national farm to school organization that connects children in underserved communities to real food in order to help them grow up healthy, is accepting applications for an expansion to Georgia, where they’ll partner with Georgia Organics.