Friday, December 30, 2016
Georgia Organics Sprouts 20th Anniversary, Celebrates at Annual Conference & Expo Feb. 17-18
The annual Georgia Organics Conference and Expo is a biggie (one of the largest in the Southeast), and this year’s 20th anniversary event amplifies it even more so. This year’s conference at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park takes place over the weekend of Friday, Feb. 17-Saturday, Feb. 18. More than 1,000 attendees are anticipated to connect with peers, tour farms, hear speakers, cultivate new skills, see innovative food and agriculture-related exhibits and enjoy memorable culinary experiences. Educational topics spread like kudzu, covering edible gardening, foraging in the city, “Microbial Makeover,” “Working Across Differences,” SPIN-farming, whole farm planning, “Vows and Vegetables” for couples, holistic crop rotation, urban agriculture, homestead planning, community health and so many more. Will Harris of White Oak Pastures will be on hand for Saturday’s class covering “Certified B.S. – Livestock Certifications and Consumer Confusion.” Keynote speakers are Barbara Brown Taylor and Matthew Raiford. A new mobile app keeps attendees in the know for this year’s conference. After soaking up the big “20,” Georgia Organics hopes conference goers will return home invigorated to grow the shared vision that all Georgians will be able to eat organic food from local farms, transforming health, the environment and the economy. Register for the conference and related events via cvent.com; see pricing here. Sneak a peek at “Georgia Organics Celebrates 20 Years” on YouTube.