Organizers of Georgia’s first-ever Farm to Preschool Summit Friday and Saturday hope to help educators bring local fruits and vegetables into the classroom – as subject matter and nourishment. The summit will gather 200 people from across Georgia to learn the best ways to incorporate more local produce into lesson plans and meals for preschoolers.
Researchers at the University of Georgia Marine Extension in Savannah worked for many years to grow a more commercially-viable Georgia oyster. When they succeeded, a trio of entrepreneurs waded into the oyster business.
The Georgia Restaurant Association and the Georgia Department of Agriculture have partnered to promote locally grown foods. The agencies announced they're launching the Georgia Grown marketing and branding program to highlight and expand the state's agricultural industry.
School kids across the state will be eating more locally grown fruits and vegetables thanks to a trio of federal grants, building on a trend that has been fed in part by the Obama administration’s 2010 school nutrition law.
By selling milk directly to consumers Johnston says he’s able to set his own price, increasing profit margins. Johnston also partners with regional artisan product companies seeking business relationships with local farmers.