3rd Quarterly Safety Initiative Winner Announced

Orchard Farms Winner of AgriTrust of Georgia Quarterly Safety Initiative for 3rd Quarter

Bogart, Georgia – November 16, 2018 – Congratulations to Hillside Orchard Farms of Tiger, Georgia for being name the Third Quarter Winner of the AgriTrust of Georgia Quarterly Safety Initiative. Hillside Orchard Farms started as a small kitchen in Robert Sr. and Patsy Mitcham’s back yard. Using a dot matrix printer to make their private labels, they began creating high quality jellies, jams, and pickles. Now there are three generations running the canning, farming and agritourism operations, all ensuring that the same values and qualities that the company started on are achieved in everything they produce. One of the ways the Mitchams ensure their high quality is met and maintained is by implementing a solid safety program.

Whether on the farm, in the plant, or at the retail store, employee safety is a top priority at Hillside Orchard Farms. To ensure that every employee understands the regulations and safety procedures, regular safety meetings and inspections are conducted. From cell phone policies to labeling guidelines, these meetings and inspections cover a variety of topics to maintain a positive safety culture. AgriTrust of Georgia has presented Hillside Orchard Farms with a check for $2,000.00 to celebrate Hillside Orchard Farms’ safe 3rd quarter.

AgriTrust of Georgia is a group self-insured workers’ compensation fund that provides workers’ compensation insurance coverage for the agricultural industry in the state of Georgia. 

Pictured are Robert Sr. and Patsy Mitchum with Hillside Orchards winners of the AgriTrust of Georgia 3rd Quarter Safety Initiative.

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Watkinsville, GA