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.

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 21 and 22, 2020

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.
- 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


Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (SAWG) Conference

What:  The Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group, commonly known as Southern SAWG, was founded in 1991 to foster a movement towards a more sustainable farming and food system—one that is ecologically sound, economically viable, socially just and humane. We function as a regional entity, working with and through hundreds of associated organizations across 13 southern states. By building partnerships, sharing information and conducting analysis, we transform isolated ideas and innovations into practical tools and approaches for widespread use. Southern SAWG focuses attention on issues and differing perspectives around food production, marketing, and distribution, and brings sustainable solutions to farmers, families and communities in the southern U.S. We have provided education and outreach to more than 10,000 farmers and food advocates in our 25+ year history. Our conference is hailed as the South's leading sustainable and organic agriculture event, bringing together over 1,200 people annually for peer learning, networking and cross-pollination of ideas.

Where: The Statehouse Convention Center, 101 East Markham Street, Little Rock, AR, 72201

When: January 22 - 25, 2020

Registration: For more information, and to register, visit:


Georgia Organics Conference

What:  The Annual Georgia Organics Conference and Expo is one of the largest of its kind in the Southeast. For our 22nd Annual Conference, we’re shaking some things up! Conference attendees will connect with like-minded peers, tour farms, cultivate new skills, and discover 70 exhibit booths with innovative food-and agriculture-related information. The Georgia Organics Conference is about building stronger farms, school gardens, and communities. Through this experience, we will advance our shared vision: that one day all Georgians will be able to eat organic food from local farms, transforming our health, environment, and economy. This year, the slate of workshops, speakers, and memorable culinary experiences are not to be missed.

Where: The Classic Center, 300 N Thomas St, Athens, GA 30601

When: February 7 - 8, 2020

Registration: For more information, and to register, visit: