Note: Workshops are subject to change
FRIDAY, Feb. 16
Morning Session (9 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
Laura Katz, Small Business Development Council
The Small Business Development Council has experienced consultants who can help small businesses create a strategy and action plan for growth that includes attention to each of the major areas of a small business: operations, finance, marketing, and human resources. This workshop can be attended as a stand alone, or as the first part in a full day of financial instruction, continuing with Accounting with QuickBooks.
Exploring Edible Education for K-5 Educators 101
Jenna Mobley, Atlanta Public Schools
Integrate gardening and food activities into elementary school curriculum through model lessons that address science, social studies, math, reading, and writing standards across grade levels. **This workshop has been approved for 3 CPE Units for Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians, Registered by the Committee on Dietetic Registration.**
“Get Fit” Farm to Early Care and Education Training
Esther N. Mune, Georgia Department of Public Health; Erin Croom, Georgia Organics
The Georgia Department of Public Health presents an interactive nutrition education and physical activity training for early care providers and will guide participants in achieving Quality Rated standards and support development of strong wellness policies. The workshop will include a local food demonstration as well as interactive, hands on activities that are easily replicated in ECE settings. **This workshop has been approved for 3 CPE Units for Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians, Registered by the Committee on Dietetic Registration.**
Growing Community with Good Food
Charles Greenlea and Kwame Uhuru, HABESHA, Inc.; Robert Sims, R+R Sustainable Farms
This in-depth workshop will cover the fundamentals for starting a community food project in your neighborhood or residence. This workshop will be held offsite.
Pesticides in Our Environment: Current Research
Fariba Assadi-Porter, PhD, and Warren Porter, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Stay up to date on current research surrounding pesticides. Research scientists illustrate how low levels of pesticides and
herbicides in our environment affect human immune, nervous, and endocrine systems. **This workshop has been approved for 3 CPE Units for Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians, Registered by the Committee on Dietetic Registration.**
Soil Remineralization and Remediation
Justin Duncan, National Centers for Appropriate Technologies
Geek out on the mineral nutrients in foods, what they do for the body, why they aren’t in foods anymore, and how to restore them to the soil. You will also learn what contaminants exist in your soil, and determine how to minimize risk. This class not only covers how to remove contaminants from the soil but also the body.
Transitioning to Organic and Cap 138s
Mark Dempsey, Carolina Farm Stewardship Association
Mark Dempsey, farmer services coordinator at CFSA, offers his expertise regarding Organic Certification and effective tools to develop and write an Organic Systems Plan.
Afternoon Session (2-5 p.m.)
Accounting with Quick Books
Debbie Dangerfield, Dangerfield Consulting; Susan and Garry Shaw, Hickory Hill Farms
Back by popular demand Debbie Dangerfield returns for a deep dive into the popular accounting software used by many farms, farmers markets and non-profits, QuickBooks. Debbie will be joined by Susan and Garry Shaw, of Certified Organic Hickory Hill Farms. The three will talk about how QuickBooks, and Debbie’s coaching, have streamlined their accounting time and efforts so they can focus on the production side of their busy farm. This workshop can be attended as a stand alone, or as a continuation of the morning session, Business Planning with SBDC.
Building Gut Health with Fermentation
Tasha Alison and Steve Fountain, M.D., Icebox Ministries
In this hands-on workshop you’ll learn the ins and outs of how to safely produce fermented foods and beverages. Part 1: Veggie Fermentation (1.5 hours) followed by Part 2: Lacto-Fermentation (1.5 hours). This workshop will be held offsite. **This workshop has been approved for 3 CPE Units for Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians, Registered by the Committee on Dietetic Registration.**
Cracking the Code: Dismantling Racism and Emotional Intelligence Training
Wekesa Madzimoyo, AYA Educational Institute
This workshop teaches us to “crack the code” to become emotionally authentic for honest dialogue in order to create real personal, interpersonal, institutional, and cultural change to combat racism and oppression.
Farm Hacks 2.0
Julia Asherman, Rag and Frass Farm; Bryan Hager, Crager-Hager Farm; Scott Bentley, Bentleys Almost Organic Farm; Matthew Bagshaw, Hungry Heart Farm
Small but clever tweaks add up to massive time and money savings over the course of a day, of a season, and of the year for a farmer. This year, you can delve even deeper into last year’s surprise hit breakout session, and see how Georgia’s growers are elevating their game, one hack at a time.
Georgia’s Large Scale Organic Operations
Logan Ulmer, Generation Farms; Bill Brim, Lewis Taylor Farms
Check out this workshop to learn more about how YOU can increase your farm’s sustainability by adapting Certified Organic large scale business and production practices for small and mid-size growers.
Marketing Clinic for Food Businesses and Organizations
Jessi Ford and Christina Edwards, Birds of a Feather; Brooke Hatfield, MailChimp
Curious how to leverage all those social media platforms, conquer automated communications, or want advice on physical marketing techniques? We’ve got you covered! This workshop requires homework and preparation of attendees to maximize our time together.