The annual Georgia Organics Conference & Expo is about fostering a community of farmers and eaters interested in supporting healthier foods, farms, and families. As we move our conference around the state, we help grow a united good food movement. We learn and share challenges and solutions, and we showcase and celebrate the transformational work of the people in our movement.
The South is home to some of the most innovative farmers and ranchers in sustainable and organic growing. Our two-day conference convenes these leaders alongside chefs, environmentalists, educators, eaters, home gardeners, and community organizers. By bringing these diverse participants together, we can inspire, reenergize, and mobilize attendees to work together and carve a new, better agricultural future for our state.
For our 2020 conference, Georgia Organics is returning to Athens, Georgia. Conference will include farm tours and field trips that highlight growers, artisans, and local food champions, as well as in-depth workshops, educational sessions, and our famous Farmers Feast. On February 7 and 8, we will unite approximately 800 attendees to learn new skills, network with good food movement peers, feast on incredible local food, celebrate achievements, and recommit to building a better food future.
In fact, we’re introducing some new features for the occasion:
Discounted Farmer Rate (for Farm members in good standing only)
This deeply discounted rate is for an All Conference Pass that includes a Farmers Feast ticket. Be on the lookout for more info and a discount code via email. Miss the email? Call us at (678) 702-0400 and we’ll confirm your membership and provide the discount code.
New Black Grower Track
Georgia Organics is hosting a two-day Black Farmer Prosperity Track to address the numerous and diverse inequities Black farmers face across the South.
This track is curated by Black growers for Black growers with sessions that include:
A special thank you to the board members and advisors who helped design sessions and recruit speakers, including Eric Simpson, Brennan Washington, Jamilla Norman, Matthew Raiford, Tenisio Seanima, and SAAFON’s Whitney Jaye and Tammy Harris.
Back by Popular Demand
Conference is Digital
This year, we’ll be adding some updates to our new conference mobile app. It’ll have all the details about conference, including maps, schedules, and tracks, but will also allow you to submit session reviews. You will be able to download the app in January 2020!
1-on-1 Fencepost Sessions
Wondering what steps you need to take to become Certified Organic? Have a question about how to start a school garden? Confused about food safety guidelines through FSMA? We’ve got you covered! We’ve got an expert crew of farming and good food experts to lead one-on-one Fencepost Sessions all-day Saturday to answer questions like these and more. Space is limited. The list of expert consultants and sign-ups for Fencepost Sessions are up now!