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The Georgia Organics’ Farmer-to-Farmer Mentoring Program pairs beginning farmers, ranchers (10 years or less experience), or producers transitioning to organic production systems with experienced farmer mentors.  The Farmer Mentors offer support with planning – whole farm, business, marketing, crop, equipment, etc. – as well as technical assistance on production issues or organic certification. 

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. See the website announcement for more information. This program has been made possible through cooperative agreements with the USDA's Risk Management Agency.

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Events

October 2014

October 14-16, 2014 - Sunbelt AgExpo

Location:

Spence Field
290-G Harper Blvd.
Moultrie, GA 31788-2157

Sunbelt Expo website

October 23rd - Buffalo Creek Farm Field Day ~Everyone is welcome!~

This Field Day will discuss the use of cereal rye as part of a no-till production system and how the nitrogen prediction tool can help refine fertilizer application.

Location:

Buffalo Creek Farm
654 Stephens-Salem Rd.
Stephens, GA 30667

Time:

9:00 am

This Field Day is sponsored by a USDA NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant.

For more information contact the Oglethorpe County Extension Office: (706) 743-8341

View this flyer for more details!

October 11th and 25th , 2014 - Organic Farming and Gardening Course

Whether you’re interested in becoming an full-time organic farmer or you just want to produce delicious, healthy food in your backyard, Lynn Pugh’s legendary Organic Farming and Gardening course will teach you the basics so you can start growing sustainably.

Cane Creek Farm is the classroom, and you’ll engage in plenty of hands-on activities while you learn about everything from crop planning to soil biology. It’s okay if you’re a total newbie! And if you’re an experienced gardener, you’ll learn a lot too; Lynn teaches from the state’s first-ever organic curriculum, which she developed, and you’ll get a copy of this remarkable resource. You’ll also get to tour area farms and learn from other experienced farmers! For students who want more, there’s even an option for a practicum at the end of the class.

The sessions of the Organic Farming & Gardening course will be held on the following dates:

  • October 11th and 25th 2014
  • November 8th, 15th and 22nd 2014

Cost: $450/session

For more information/to register, visit this website.

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