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Organic Farmer-Researcher Roundtable Feb. 21-22
A roundtable conference will organize teams of farmers and researchers to address key questions on growing and marketing organic fruits and vegetables Feb. 21-22 in Statesboro, Ga.

The Southeast Farmer-Researcher Roundtable on Organic Horticulture will be in the Nessmith-Lane Continuing Education Center on the Georgia Southern University campus.

The roundtable will feature a University of Georgia survey, conducted in fall 2002, of organic fruit and vegetable growers and other farmers interested in switching to organics. The report on the survey results will follow a keynote address by Jane Sooby of the Organic Farming Research Foundation.

The Georgia Organics Conference will follow the roundtable, Feb. 22-23, at the same site.

The roundtable registration fee is $40. Scholarships are available for nonprofit representatives and farmers to attend from each Southern state.

For more information, call Marie Bumback of Georgia Organics, Inc., at (706) 340-5179 or (706) 227-2677. Or e-mail her (at ).

(Dan Rahn is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)

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