April 12 “Taking it to the Farm” Event Showcases Health Insurance Struggles and Solutions for Georgia Farmers

Contact: Kim Speece, Leff & Associates, 404-849-6579/

Emory’s Social Enterprise @ Goizueta and Georgia Organics Offer An Evening of Coffee, Fine Food and Farmer Philanthropy

What: Social Enterprise @ Goizueta and Georgia Organics will bring together specialty coffee growers from around the world and local farmers from Georgia for a very special evening of food, coffee and farmer prosperity.

The Taking it to the Farm event will support the Farmers Benefits Project, a program where students from Emory’s Social Enterprise @ Goizueta research center are working with Georgia Organics  to design a new health care insurance model for Georgia’s farmers.

Why: Georgia farmers face issues surrounding health insurance as many are ineligible for federal assistance. Many farmers struggle to pay high insurance premiums as independent contractors.

Who’s Attending: Georgia farmers, chefs and coffee growers from around the world

Where: Love is Love Farm at Gaia Gardens, 900 Dancing Fox Rd., Decatur, GA 30032  map

When: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 from 6:30-9:30PM


  • Peter Roberts, Academic Director, Social Enterprise @ Goizueta

  • Joe Reynolds, Love is Love Farm at Gaia Gardens

  • Alice Rolls, Executive Director, Georgia Organics

Food and Visuals

  • Food and drinks made by local chefs, mixologists and baristas

About Social Enterprise@Goizueta

Social Enterprise @ Goizueta (SE@G) is an academic research center at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. SE@G applies business acumen and market-based solutions to achieve meaningful and enduring societal impacts.