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Organic Agriculture

Overview

As with the rest of the US, interest in organic agriculture in Georgia is growing. As of 2008, the USDA reports that there were 67 certified organic farming operations in Georgia with a total of 4,341 acres in production. Organic agriculture relies on "ecosystem management" to enrich the soil, manage pests and disease, and produce a healthy product, rather than turning to synthetic fertilizers and pesticides that may pollute the environment and prove to be unsustainable.

Publications

Commercial and Professional Publications

General Publications

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News

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Websites

UGA-affiliated sites

External sites

  • Georgia Organics
    Organization promotes sustainable and community-based agriculture with resources for farmers and consumers, education for schoolchildren and home growers, news reports and annual conference.
  • USDA National Organic Program
    Information for producers and consumers on the federal government's standards program for organic agricultural products.