The Pick TN Conference gives Tennessee farmers their best opportunity to explore the latest information and access the best resources for every facet of modern farm life, all in one event. Whether you grow an orchard, flowers, a corn maze, wine grapes, acres of produce or manage a farmers market, you can leave the Pick TN Conference with a whole new bag of tricks.

THE CONFERENCE

Keynote speaker, Jolene Brown is an award winning communicator, and an honored recipient of the Certified Speaking Professionals, the highest earned designation of speaking achievement worldwide.

THE BANQUET

Join TOGA on Friday 17th from 7-9 with John Ikerd as he speaks to, Reclaiming the Soul of Organics.

“The early pioneers of organic farming saw farming as a patriotic duty and sacred trust, to leave the soil healthy and productive than when it was passed to them – to create a permanent agriculture for a permanent society”

THE FIELD TRIP

Delvin Farms has extended an invitation to visit their farm and attend a mushroom workshop. In 3-4 hours learn to inoculate logs, mulch, straw, and composts using simple low-tech strategies that anyone can do at home or on the farm.

November 15, 2016
Proposed Multi-Use Subclassification farm tax

TOGA want producers to be aware of the 0600-12 Multi-Use Subclassification. This proposal wants to change the classification of farm/agriculture businesses to be reclassified as commercial. If this passes it will increase the tax rate for farms by 60%. Visit the TN Comptroller to see the notice. We will keep you posted on when the vote will be held.

October 18, 2016
TOGA is featured in Food Tank and James Beard Foundation 2016 Good Food Guide

This definitive Guide highlights nonprofit organizations that are doing exemplary work in the United States in the areas of food and agriculture, nutrition and health, hunger and obesity, and food justice.

WHO IS TOGA?

Our Mission:  To provide research and support for organic farmers and gardeners and to nurture relationships among local producers and consumers. Our goal is to educate the public regarding the connection between healthy food, organic farming, and the economic, social, and ecological benefits of supporting local growers.