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Georgia Continues Historic Growth of Organic Farms

Georgia Continues Historic Growth of Organic Farms

When Georgia Organics and the Georgia Dept. of Agriculture launched the 100 Organic Farms Campaign in 2015, it started a state-wide collaboration to grow Georgia’s organic industry from 75 certified farms to more than 100 by the end of 2016. Georgia has now surpassed that goal and will end the year with 110 organic farms, a 45 per cent increase. The two organizations are now kicking off the 200 Organic Farms Campaign to further support farmers pursuing organic certification and boosting the ever-growing organic industry. The new campaign removes financial barriers by reimbursing the full cost of USDA Organic Certification up to $1,000 for farmers pursuing it for the first time. In addition, farmers who participate in the 200 Organic Farms campaign will also receive marketing assistance and access to workshops and online resources covering topics like business training, working with distributors and institutional buyers, and guidance on the certification process.
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