Sharing the story of agriculture through ag education and advocacy was a primary focus of the recent 2016 GFB Presidents’ Conference. More than 250 volunteer leaders from across the state were on hand, and heard why their voices are so important to helping the general public understand agriculture. Kenny Burgamy explains.
One of the best-known peanut farmers in this country is former President and Georgia native Jimmy Carter. Having just celebrated his 90th birthday, the former President and his wife, Rosalynn, were on hand recently in his hometown for this year's annual Plains Peanut Festival. Kenny Burgamy has that story.
Georgia has tremendous diversity in the types of food crops grown across the state. That diversity is on display at the many local farmers markets around the state. The Monitor's Kenny Burgamy has the story.
U.S. Congressman Lynn Westmoreland was recently given the opportunity to see a number of cutting-edge research projects UGA is conducting to help further agriculture. The Monitor’s Mark Wildman has the story.
Portal Middle High School in Bulloch County, Georgia uses simple peanut butter sandwiches to help support the nutrition needs of their student athletes. Georgia Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall and other supporters helped the school by donating much needed peanut butter. Ray D'Alessio explains.
A recent report stated that the state's forest industry contributes $16.9 billion to Georgia’s economy. With that in mind, we take a special look at the industry in Georgia, and how one Treutlen County man's vision literally boosted forestry and a few related industries. Kenny Burgamy has the story.
A salute to fall and to Georgia Peanuts... those are some of the reasons why the annual Plains Peanut Festival attracts a family audience. And this year, they also came to see a famous Plains resident and former U.S. President (and perhaps the world's most famous peanut farmer). Rick Treptow has the story.
The Natural Resources Conservation Service is assisting some producers of fruits and vegetables with a unique incentive. The agency is helping with the construction of high tunnel hoophouses. The Monitor’s Kenny Burgamy explains.