90 Georgia School Districts Recognized at 2019 Golden Radish Awards

Districts were recognized at five levels: Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Honorary recognition. Awards are determined by a selection committee and levels are awarded based upon a point system, with schools with high involvement in farm to school receiving the highest levels of recognition. Honorary Radishes are awarded to programs that are just getting started and satisfy at least 1 criterion within the Bronze level or higher. School districts that satisfy the Gold level for all ten criteria are awarded a Platinum Radish. An additional award, the Outstanding Award, is given to the district with the outstanding farm to school program.

Additionally, each Golden Radish Award partner organization presented a Farm to School Innovation Best Practice Award.

  • Georgia Organics recognized Effingham County School District for their partnership with Certified Organic farms through procurement and education with the Organic Radish Award.¬† Director Jessica O’Leary.
  • The Georgia Department of Education presented Fredando Jackson of Flint River Fresh (aka Farmer Fredo) with a Farm to School Farmer of the Year Award.
  • The Georgia Department of Public Health awarded Baldwin County School District the Innovative Community Partnership Award. Director Susan Nelson.
  • The Georgia Department of Agriculture presented a Georgia Grown Teacher of the Year Award to Kristin Sims of Bleckley County School District.
  • The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension recognized Fayette County Public Schools with the Outstanding Extension Farm to School Program Award. Director Kokeeta Wilder.
  • The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning: Bright from the Start awarded Baldwin County School District with a Baby Golden Radish Award.¬†Director Susan Nelson.

Elbert County School District was awarded the Outstanding District award for their excellence.


Atlanta Public Schools Platinum
Baldwin County School District Platinum
Barrow County School System Platinum
Bartow County School System Platinum
Bleckley County School District Platinum
Burke County Public School System Platinum
Cherokee County School District Platinum
Dade County Schools Platinum
Douglas County School System Platinum
Effingham County Schools Platinum
Elbert County School District Platinum
Fannin County School System Platinum
Fayette County Public Schools Platinum
Fulton County Schools Platinum
Gainesville City School System Platinum
Henry County Schools Platinum
Jackson County Schools Platinum
Laurens County Schools Platinum
Paulding County School District Platinum
Sumter County Schools Platinum
Treutlen County Schools Platinum
Warren County Public Schools Platinum
Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School Gold
City Schools of Decatur Gold
Clarke County School District Gold
Clayton County Public Schools Gold
Cobb County School District Gold
Coweta County School System Gold
Dougherty County School System Gold
Emanuel County School System Gold
Gwinnett County Public Schools Gold
Habersham County Schools Gold
Harris County School District Gold
Marietta City Schools Gold
Morgan County Charter School System Gold
Muscogee County School District Gold
Newton County Schools Gold
Oconee County Schools Gold
Pierce County Schools Gold
Richmond County School System Gold
Savannah-Chatham County Public School System Gold
Valdosta City Schools Gold
Wayne County School System Gold
Madison County School District Gold
Tift County Schools Gold
Banks County School System Silver
Bibb County School District Silver
Brantley County School System Silver
Brooks County Schools Silver
Buford City Schools Silver
Columbia County School District Silver
Dawson County School System Silver
Dekalb County School District Silver
Dublin City Schools Silver
Forsyth County Schools Silver
Grady County Schools Silver
Griffin-Spalding County School System Silver
Johnson County Schools Silver
Lincoln County School District Silver
Pickens County Schools Silver
Rockdale County Public Schools Silver
Stephens County School System Silver
Wilkinson County Board of Education Silver
Amana Academy Bronze
Butts County School System Bronze
Glascock County School System Bronze
Glynn County School System Bronze
Gordon County Schools Bronze
Hall County Schools Bronze
Lowndes County School District Bronze
Lumpkin County School System Bronze
Montgomery County Schools Bronze
Scintilla Charter Academy Bronze
White County Schools Bronze
Wilcox County School System Bronze
Berrien County Schools Honorary
Calhoun City School System Honorary
Candler County School District Honorary
Cartersville City Schools Honorary
Crisp County School District Honorary
DODEA Americas Southeast District Honorary
Georgia DoJJ Honorary
Hancock County Schools Honorary
Haralson County School District Honorary
Jefferson City Schools Honorary
Lamar County School System Honorary
Liberty County School System Honorary
Rome City Schools Honorary
Towns County Schools Honorary
Walton County Schools Honorary


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