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DEVELOPING A FARMER-LED TRAINING PROGRAM FOR BEGINNING ORGANIC PEANUT PRODUCERS IN GEORGIA

Investigators
Shingler, R.
Institutions
Georgia Organic Peanut Association Inc
Start date
2020
End date
2021
Objective
The goal of this project is to enhance the economic and agronomic resilience of beginning peanut farmers.1. As a primary objective, six beginning peanut farmers will receive direct mentoring on Certified Organic production practices from three mentor farmers. This activity will lead directly to improved production practices and enable these beginning farmers to reach new, profitable markets for peanuts.2. A secondary objective of this project is to equip beginning peanut farmers with the knowledge and skills to reduce herbicide use, manage production risk more efficiently, and develop cultural practices to control herbicide-resistance weeds.3. Lastly, the project will develop a pilot mentoring program that can be extended to additional producers and commodities, in partnership with other agricultural organizations, in the future.
Funding Source
Nat'l. Inst. of Food and Agriculture
Project source
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Project number
GEOW-2020-03691
Accession number
1023714
Categories
Education and Training
Commodities
Nuts, Seeds