Programs and Events

Click here for information and locations for the Journeyman Farmer Certificate Program

This program aims to support beginning farmers and ranchers to help protect the future of food and fiber in Georgia.

Southern Cover Crop Conference 2019

What: The 2019 Southern Cover Crop Conference will bring researchers, Extension personnel, farmers, and ag industry specialists together discover the latest information related to cover crops in the South.

When: July 16 - 17, 2019

Where: (July 16th)  The first day will be at the Auburn Hotel and Conference Center: 241 South College Street, Auburn, AL 36830. (July 17th)  The second day will be at the E.V. Smith Research Center: 8660 Eagle Road, Shorter, AL

Registration: To learn more about the conference, and to register, visit:


Great Georgia Pollinator Census

What: The Great Georgia Pollinator Census is a statewide project where all Georgia citizens will be asked to count pollinators on either August 23rd or 24th of 2019. Training and all supporting information will be provided through the website,, closer to the August 2019 date. This includes YOU if you live in Georgia! You will want to be a part of pollinator history! To learn more about how to participate, visit:

When: August 23 and 24, 2019

Where: In your own home garden or community!

Registration: To learn more, visit:


Natural Resource Conservation Service 2019 Organic Agriculture Webinar Series

What: All webinars are scheduled for 3:00 pm ET (12 pm PT). Webinars are free, open to all, and brought to you by Oregon Tilth and the NRCS Science and Technology Training Library.  Join webinars at You can join live or use the search term "organic" to listen to archived recorded webinars.
- June 4, 2019: Organic Specialty Fertilizers
- October 1, 2019: Water Conservation in Organic Production
- December 3, 2019: Organic Hop Production

Where: Online at:

When: October 1, December 3. All dates are 2019, from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (ET).

Registration: Webinars are free and open to the public, no registration required. Simply login to and either watch live or archived.


Community Food Systems Conference

What: The 2019 Community Food Systems Conference will address common underlying themes of food security, social justice and sustainable agriculture across urban and rural environments and foster community empowerment to create resilient and equitable local food systems. We will convene in Savannah, Georgia to highlight and learn about food systems in the U.S. South while also drawing parallels to food systems across the country. The conference is hosted by New Entry Sustainable Farming Project and Georgia Farmer's Market Association (GFMA). The partners will build on the momentum of the 2017 Community Food Systems Conference and GFMA’s Food for Thought Conference. We will provide space  for  conversations  around  promoting,  facilitating, and  supporting  self-reliance;  breaking  down barriers to racial justice; connecting communities to their food sources; and impacting communities at local and regional levels through sustainable food production. We  expect 500+ attendees from  the  fields  of  community  food  security,  social justice and  sustainable agriculture.

Where: Hyatt Regency Hotel, Savannah, GA: 2 W Bay St, Savannah, GA 31401

When: December 9 - 11, 2019

Registration: For more information, please contact: Sagdrina Jalal at or (404) 271-0071