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young farmers @ georgia organics conference

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3rd Annual GO Conference Farmer Mixer
Kick off the conference on the Thursday night prior with another awesome mixer,  this year hosted by our very own Alliance and the generous Chef Shaun Doty at his Bantam + Biddy chicken joint. We’ve got the patio to ourselves for our shindig, and B+B will be donating chicken-y and veggie snacks. There’s no cost to attend, cash bar, and you won’t want to miss it.
Thursday Feb 21, 8-11pm
Bantam + Biddy
1544 Piedmont Road, Suite 301 in the Ansley Mall Shopping Center

RSVP on our Facebook event page here

Farmer Storytelling Photo Project
As part of our goal to tell the stories of young & beginning farmers in the southeast loud and clear, we’ve dreamed up a multimedia project to gather and project YOUR thoughts and words. Friday evening during the Conference Expo, we’ll have a photo booth set up to snap your pretty mug and listen to your tall tales — that time you shot yourself with the nail gun while finishing the mobile chicken coop, the very first exuberant sale you made at your very first farmer’s market, how you got your mini loan, why you chose the crops you did and which ones the flea beetles eat…we want to hear it all. Continue reading


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assistant cheesemaker position

Many Fold Farm is looking for the right person to join our team! We have an opening for a full-time position as assistant cheese maker for the 2013 milking season. This is a paid position that begins around January 15 and ends around September 15 with the possibility of continuing on into 2014.

We will be reviewing resumes and conducting interviews October-November 2012. Continue reading


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work with global growers network this fall

2 open positions with this wonderful organization!

The Global Growers Network, in partnership with Refugee Family Services, creates new agricultural opportunities in Georgia for international farmers who were forced to flee their homelands as refugees, due to war, genocide and persecution.The Network uses a whole-systems approach to produce good food, train and place farmers and create economic opportunity for local communities in the Decatur-Clarkston-Stone Mountain area.

Global Growers Farm Apprentice
The Farm Apprentice will support production at various farm and garden sites and lead a farm crew of 3 Interns. Continue reading


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jobs for badass georgian organizers

Two positions available at Georgia Organics.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT, GEORGIA ORGANICS
Georgia Organics is currently seeking a full-time administrative assistant to work at its office in Atlanta. This position provides important administrative, accounting and office management for Georgia Organics’ operations. Deadline for applications is March 28. To see a job description, click this link.

FARMER SERVICES COORDINATOR, GEORGIA ORGANICS
Georgia Organics is currently seeking a full-time farmers services coordinator to work at its office in Atlanta beginning this summer. (Our current coordinator is transitioning to a farm based business.) This position provides important outreach to sustain and increase the number of sustainable and organic farms in rural and urban areas of the state. Deadline for applications is May 1. To see a job description, click this link.


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hey, southeastern greenhorns!

Young and beginning farmers in the southeast, let’s meet up! Join us for an inaugural gathering of young and beginning farmers from across the region, a good old-fashioned party to build momentum and community. We’re looking to start a Southeastern Young and Beginning Farmers Alliance as a resource for us to connect with our peers and start dialogue about what the community needs. Continue reading


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farming in shipping containers

photo from The Atlantic

Is This the Future of Farming?
By Sarah Rich, Oct 26 2011 for The Atlantic

ATLANTA — It’s easy to miss the Podponics headquarters on Ponce de Leon Avenue. We breezed right by before company co-founder Dan Backhaus came out to the curb to wave us in. To look at their setup–six rust-colored, graffitied shipping containers tucked between a Cactus Car Wash franchise and a halfway house–you’d never suspect this was one of Atlanta’s flourishing young startups. But behind the padlocked doors, an urban farming operation is in full swing. Continue reading


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georgia screenings

“The Greenhorns” Documentary to Screen at Various Atlanta and Athens Locations in Celebration of Food Day

Atlanta, Georgia – The Greenhorns, a national grassroots nonprofit organization of young farmers, will premiere their much-anticipated documentary film, “The Greenhorns,” at various locations in Atlanta and Athens in celebration of Food Day on October 24th. Continue reading


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farm burger

A stellar model.

Farm Burger, a 100% grassfed and locally-sourced burger restaurant located in Decatur, Georgia, is set to open its second location in late summer 2011 at 3365 Piedmont Road in the Tower Walk complex in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta. Farm Burger is a unique collective of farmers, chefs, butchers, and restaurateurs working together to redefine our country’s burger tradition. Continue reading


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farm for rent

After 15 years of consecutive organic farming on these beautiful 20 acres of brown sandy soil in Ogelthorpe County, the much-revered Backyard Harvest farm is available for lease!  Better yet, it’s available as a “turn key” operation, ready to go to work for YOU, earning true solar dollars effective September 1.  Historically, this has been one of the most productive farms in the area, with many, many customers and restaurants in LOVE with it’s products.  You can move in Sep 1 and be making money off the land almost immediately, putting your new covered hoop houses to work when everyone else is packing up for winter.     Continue reading

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