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On July 19, the Georgia Organics Farm to School and Farmer Services teams partnered with Global Growers to host a food safety training for approximately 15 farmers in Burke County, GA. The farmers received information about various food safety topics including: tips for maintaining a clean facility hand washing techniques and overall sanitation instructions for […]

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By: Kara LeClair, RDN and Kenna Ho, MS As toddlers stir from their naps and parents shuffle in and out of the Burke County Early Head Start every afternoon, hellos and pleasantries are exchanged between staff and parents.  The scene usually ends in a sleepy-eyed child walking out the doors with their caregiver, heading on […]

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ATLANTA—–Over 1,000 attendees joined Georgia Organics to celebrate 20 years of incredible growth in the good food movement and honor four graduates from last year’s Journeyman Farmer Certificate Program. Led by the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension with support from partners across the state, Georgia Organics and UGA Extension helped to provide comprehensive training for […]

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When Peachtree Road Farmers Market Manager Lauren Carey sees a problem, chances are she’s about to find a solution. A prime example was creating The Farmer Fund in 2015, after torrential downpours wiped out several farms a few years prior. The Fund, which exists to support farmers in the face of natural disasters and help […]

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