Demystifying the USDA: Connecting Metro Atlanta Growers to USDA


Did you know there are 17 agencies that make up the U.S. Department of Agriculture?

With so many entities and programs, it can be difficult to know what opportunities apply to growers in metro Atlanta.

Fortunately, metro Atlanta’s USDA Regional Beginning Farmers Program Coordinator Rodney Brooks is coming to Food Well Alliance on September 27, 2018 to help us.

Food Well Alliance is hosting this convening to help growers navigate resources and opportunities that are available to them in metro Atlanta, as well as offer insights to help farmers connect to local and national USDA services.

Resources for urban agriculture include the following:

- Instruction for obtaining high tunnel hoop houses
- Registering for a farm serial number
- Funding for everything from operating expenses, supporting value-added producers to scale, and helping develop and implement direct-to-consumer marketing strategies

We hope we’ll see you on September 27 as we learn how to use our federal resources to further the local food movement.

Refreshments will be served.