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Journeyman Farmer Graduates Honored at 20th Anniversary Georgia Organics Conference

Georgia Organics Journeymen Farmers 2017 - Alice Rolls, Julie Best, Azalea Moss, Lonnie Edenfield, and Martine OlsenOver 1,000 attendees joined Georgia Organics to celebrate 20 years of incredible growth in the good food movement and honor four graduates from last year’s Journeyman Farmer Certificate Program.

Led by the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension with support from partners across the state, Georgia Organics and UGA Extension helped to provide comprehensive training for beginning farmers designed to reduce the barriers young and beginning farmers face when trying to grow new agricultural businesses from the ground up.

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Georgians to Rally March 1 at State Capitol for Honesty in Government; Giant Tire Sculpture to Shine Spotlight on Legislative Looting of Trust Funds

Giant Tire Sculpture to Shine Spotlight on Legislative Looting of Trust FundsEach year, Georgians pay millions in fees to their state government to support specific program—from environmental cleanups to teen driver education—and each year, legislators loot these funds to pay for unrelated portions of the state budget.

On March 1 at Liberty Plaza adjacent to the state capitol, citizens from across the state will gather for the Georgians For Trust Fund Honesty rally to tell legislators to stop the looting and restore the trust in our state’s trust funds.

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State-of-the-Art solar research facility completed at the University of Georgia

Radiance Solar selected to design and build this cutting-edge solar facility in Athens, GA

Radiance Solar announces the completion of a grid-tied, state-of-the-art 1.25-megawatt (dc) solar research project designed for studying solar panel performance. The installation is located on a 10-acre site leased to project owner Georgia Power by the University of Georgia. The renewable energy credits resulting from operation of the facility will be owned by the University of Georgia. 

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Georgia Southern 3 Day Startup Pitch Presentations set for Feb. 26

Georgia Southern Student entrepreneurs present their business ideas during 3 Day Startup.

Georgia Southern Student entrepreneurs present their business ideas during 3 Day Startup.

The Georgia Southern University Business Innovation Group (BIG) invites the community to hear the latest ideas from today’s young minds during the annual 3 Day Startup (3DS) Pitch Presentations set for Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. in the Information Technology Building on campus.

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Coastal Shoreline Bill Deserves Study, Careful Use of Science

Most people, including legislators, mistakenly think that Georgia’s 1979 Shore Protection Act (SPA) creates a “no-build” prohibition in the law’s “jurisdictional area” along the ocean shoreline.

But General Assembly members considering House Bill 271 need to be aware that the SPA allows up to two-thirds of that jurisdiction to be developed - meaning that in many if not most cases, a 25-foot jurisdiction – as now proposed in SPA amendments –  will leave only an 8-foot band of undisturbed area along the shoreline. That is far less than the typicalback-yardset-back that applies in most residential zoning districts.

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