Georgia Growing More Organics

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Just leafing through the newest issue of The Dirt, Georgia Organics’ monthly newsletter.  A little chart that they provided, courtesy of the Natural Resources Conservation Service:

42 —  Georgia’s rank in the nation for total acres under Certified Organic Operations.

62 — Certified organic producers in Georgia.

$1 million — Amount of money allocated to Georgia, under the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program, Organic Initiative.

$655,582 — Amount that went to 22 growers who were already certified organic, to expand acreage.

$440,346 — Amount that went to 31 conventional growers that will be transitioned to organic.

44% — Increase in total organic acreage the transitioned land will add to Georgia’s inventory.

25 — Georgia’s potential national organic acreage ranking once the conventional growers complete the transition

The Relevant Linkage

Join Georgia Organics, here.

Learn more about the whole “”organic vs. non-organic”” debate, here.

Eat local, organic food on Edgewood Avenue, here.

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Jon Effron is widely regarded as one of the leading Realtors in Atlanta, working with both buyers and sellers throughout the metro area to maximize their real estate investments. In 2014, Jon was the #1 individual agent at Keller Williams Intown, one of the largest brokerages in Intown Atlanta. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Jon was the Vice President of Development at Tujay Group, an Atlanta real estate development firm. His career pre-real estate included stints at ABCNews.com, eGroups (now Yahoo! Groups) and Elite Traveler magazine, where he served as the Vice President of Marketing.