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April 2015

April 23, 2015- Farmers Market and Local Food Grant Writing Workshop
10:00 - 3:00 PM

AMSTA pic headerThe Regional Rural Development Centers in cooperation with the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has developed workshop materials and resources on improving the funding success rate of applicants to USDA AMS grant programs, specifically the Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) and the Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP).

The training programs are to assist individuals and organizations in their efforts to secure AMS resources to further the provision of local foods.


April 23rd at:
Agriculture Technology Conference Center
46 Camp John Hope Road
Fort Valley, GA 31030

Detailed flyer can be found by clicking here.

The workshop is free and include materials and lunch. Please pre-register at Limited to 50 participants. Visit the AMSTA website for more details and workshops being held nation-wide. If you have questions please contact Jessica Cudnik.


April 23, 2015 - Small Farm Business Planning: Sustainability Included Profitability
6:00 - 8:30 PM

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The Starting a Small Farm Business program is designed to provide farmers with information on the business aspects of operating a farm. This workshop covers important tools and resources a farm business needs to establish a solid foundation during its formative years. Participants will learn business basics such as defining target markets, record-keeping, understanding cash flow, and the importance of a business plan.


Bulloch County Extension Office
151 Langston Chapel Road
Statesboro, GA 30458

Detailed flyer can be found here.

Pre-registration is required. Cost is $25 and includes course materials and light refreshments. To register please contact:
UGA Bulloch County Extension
Phone: #(912)-871-6130 or email:

This program is sponsored in part by UGA Extension, Fort Valley State University Extension, and UGA Southern Small Business Development Centers.

May 2015

Thinking about going Organic?

Then Sound and Sensible Organic Certification Training is for you!

NCAT’s Gulf States office, in partnership with Quality Certification Services (QCS) of Gainesville, Florida, is continuing a series of workshops about organic certification for producers in the Gulf States region. These workshops are intended to enlist new farmers and ranchers interested in the National Organic Program (NOP) and the NOP certification process.

May 5th - Sound and Sensible Organics
College Park, GA - Metro Atlanta Urban Farm
no fee; lunch provided

May 6th - Sound and Sensible Orgnaics Part II
Atlanta, GA - Truly Living Well and Wheat Street Garden
no fee; snacks provided

May 7th Sound and Sensible Organics Part II
Commerce, GA - The Veggie Patch at Bouchard Farms
no fee; snacks provided

The website has all the dates, details, and pre-registration forms:

May 20, 2015 - FREE Spring Workshop for Small, Beginning, and Limited Resource Farmers
8:00 - 3:30 p.m.

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Team Agriculture Georgia (TAG) in partnership with South Georgia Seeds of Prosperity is hosting a free one-day workshop for Small, Beginning, and Limited Resource farmers.

Potential Program Topics include:

  • Farm Marketing
  • Financing Small Farms - AGAware
  • USDA Program Update
  • Soil Health
  • Farm to Table
  • Forestry and Wildlife Management
  • Rainfall Simulator
  • Organic Certification


Cunningham Conference Center
Columbus State University
3100 Gentian Blvd
Columbus, Georgia 31907

Detailed flyer can be found here.

Pre-registration is required and is free. It includes all workshop materials and lunch. Please sign-up by May 14th, 2015. On-line registration is at: or



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