Category Archives: Farming




Southwest Georgia Farm Credit partnering with local farmers for ‘Fresh from the Farm’

BAINBRIDGE – Southwest Georgia Farm Credit is partnering with local Farmers Markets to promote and support farmers who own/operate produce stands that sell locally grown products. “We know how much people enjoy locally grown fruits and vegetables,” said Richard Monson, Chief Executive Officer of Southwest Georgia Farm Credit. “The Fresh from the Farm program is an opportunity for… Read More »

In Georgia 4-H since he was 10, ‘Bo’ Ryles to receive lifetime achievement award

By JOSHUA PAINE University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Roger C. “Bo” Ryles, former state 4-H leader and director, is the recipient of the 2015 Georgia 4-H Lifetime Achievement Award. He will be honored Aug. 8 at the 2015 Georgia 4-H Gala, an event that celebrates the University of Georgia Extension youth development program. His… Read More »




Poultry industry byproduct is valuable natural fertilizer

By Sharon Dowdy University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Claudia Dunkley’s colleagues at the University of Georgia help the state’s poultry farmers grow chickens more efficiently. Dunkley helps them handle one of the industry’s biggest, and often underappreciated, byproducts – chicken litter. For the past seven years, Dunkley has conducted Extension and applied research as… Read More »

Peanut Butter and Jelly Day to take place at Georgia Capital

The Georgia peanut industry joins together to celebrate National Peanut Month in March TIFTON, Ga. — March is National Peanut Month, a time to celebrate one of America’s favorite foods! The Georgia peanut industry plans to celebrate by hosting the 2015 Georgia PB&J Day at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia. The event kicks off Tuesday morning… Read More »




Low commodity prices highlight Ag Forecast event

By Clint  Thompson University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences One of the state’s leading counties in row crop production received bleak news about commodity prices during a 2015 Georgia Ag Forecast event held Thursday, Jan. 22. More than 200 regional farmers and industry personnel gathered at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center for… Read More »

Awards given at Georgia Peanut Farm Show; farmers asked to help with Peanut Proud hunger fight

The 2015 Georgia Peanut Farm Show and Conference was held at the University of Georgia campus in Tifton, Ga. on Thursday, Jan. 15. A number of awards were given out. Special Award – Steve Spooner – S & S Marketing, Sylvester, Ga. Special Award – Peanut Proud – Blakely, Ga. Media Award – 92.5 The Farm – Douglas, Ga.… Read More »




Cotton workshops to be held Jan. 28 at UGA’s Tifton campus

The Georgia Cotton Commission is pleased to announce the Commission’s 8th Annual Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center. The annual meeting is held in conjunction with the UGA Cotton Production Workshop conducted by the Research & Extension Cotton Team. The program speakers are Mark Messura, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing,… Read More »

AgrAbility program helps Georgia farmer in need

By Jordan Hill University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences A small-town Georgia farmer, George Burke of Fitzgerald, counts his blessings for the much-needed assistance he received from the National AgrAbility Project, a program that helps physically disabled farmers, ranchers and other agricultural workers. This federally funded program is coordinated in Georgia by the University of… Read More »




Georgia pecan crop lacking in size

By Clint Thompson University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Too much, and then too little, rain left Georgia pecan growers with smaller and, sometimes, empty nuts this season. The small size of pecans in the crop this year is expected to significantly impact the state’s overall production. University of Georgia Extension pecan horticulturist Lenny Wells… Read More »

Ag Forecast to provide Georgia farmers outlook for upcoming season; Bainbridge event is Jan. 16

By Merritt Melancon University of Georgia and Clint Thompson University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences University of Georgia agricultural experts will give a forecast of agriculture in the coming year at a series of events set across the state in January. The new year looks bright for Georgia livestock producers, but not for many row… Read More »

Ga. Peanut Farm Show coming to Tifton

By Jordan Hill University of Georgia CAES TIFTON, Ga. — The University of Georgia Tifton Campus will become the center for all things peanut for growers and industry personnel on Thursday, Jan. 15, when the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center hosts the annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show. Held at the conference center for the third consecutive year, the… Read More »




Georgia Agriculture Forecast meeting to be held in Bainbridge on Jan. 16

By J. Merritt Melancon University of Georgia From new varieties to new technologies and markets, the University of Georgia’s team of agricultural economists will provide valuable insights into what 2015 will hold for agriculture, the state’s largest industry, during the 2015 Georgia Ag Forecast. The annual seminar series will be held Jan. 14-23 in Gainesville, Cartersville, Bainbridge, Lyons,… Read More »