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June 2017

June 29, 2017 - Organic Twilight Tour

6-8 p.m.

Admission is free

Organic and sustainable agriculture experts from the University of Georgia will host their sixth annual Organic Twilight Tour at the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences' Durham Horticulture Farm, 1221 Hog Mountain Road, Watkinsville.

Location:

Durham Horticulture Farm

1221 Hog Mountain Road

Watkinsville, GA

 

July 2017

 

August 2017

August 22, 2017 - Produce Safety Workshop

Tuesday 7:30-5:00 p.m.

The National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC), in partnership with the National Farmers Union, is proud to offer workshops across the country to help familiarize young and beginning farmers with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). When FSMA goes into effect in 2018, all fruit and vegetable producers will be subject to Produce Safety Rule (PSR) regulations.

All non-exempt farms will be required to have at least one owner or managerial staff member on site who has attended an approved FSMA PSR training such as this one. Even exempt farms will be required to keep certain records, which will be covered in this workshop. And, regardless of your scale, everyone can benefit from learning about food safety practices on the farm! This workshop is valued at $135. NYFC is happy to be able to subsidize this workshop for young and beginning farmers. Registration at 7:30 and the workshop begins promptly at 8 a.m.

Snacks, Lunch and Drinks provided.

Cost: $20

Register HERE!

Location:

Georgia Organics
200 Ottley Dr. NE A

Atlanta, GA 30324

September 2017

September 19-20, 2017 - Georgia Grazing School
Tuesday and Wednesday 8:00 - 5:00 p.m.

An A-Z course on grazing management principles. Training will take place in both classroom and field settings. Multiple classroom lectures addressing plant and grazing management will be combined with a farm visit to a nearby grazing operation. Demonstrations of fencing and watering options will highlight valuable management practices for livestock producers.


Location:
UGA Livestock Instructional Arena
S. Milledge Avenue
Athens, GA 30606

October 2017

October 5-6, 2017 6th Georgia Farm to School Summit

Helms College in Augusta, GA

Thursday is in-depth workshops and Friday is full day of education sessions.

Presented by Georgia Farm to School Alliance, hosted by Georgia Organics.

The Farm to School movement connects schools and local farms in an effort to serve healthy meals in school cafeterias, improve student nutrition, and increase farm and gardening educational opportunities. This year’s Summit welcomes farmers, teachers, school nutrition staff, students, parents, and others interested in learning more about Georgia’s farm to school community.

Summit highlights to include:

  • Opening keynote from national farm to school leader Betti Wiggins of Detroit Public Schools

  • Closing keynote address from Burke County School Nutrition Director and President-elect of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Donna Martin

  • Three 3-hour in-depth workshops

  • Three 3-hour dynamic field trips showcasing Augusta area farm to school programs

  • Twenty-one education sessions covering a variety of topics for early care and K-12 educators, administrators, and school nutrition staff

  • Networking reception to help you connect with experts at the state, district, and school level that will inspire and help further your community’s work

To stay updated on registration and programming, sign up for the eBite farm to school e-newsletter.

If you have questions or need further information about the 2017 Georgia Farm to School Summit, please contact Georgia Organics Farm to School Coordinator Abbie King at abbie@georgiaorganics.org or 404-481-5015.

 

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