Category Archives: Farming

Visitors from all over in SW GA for Georgia Peanut Tour

More than 150 people, representing 13 states and two foreign countries, are in the corner of Southwest Georgia for the 2015 Georgia Peanut Tour. On Wednesday, the first day tour participants were being shown around local points of interest, the tour made several stops in Decatur, Grady and Seminole counties. Among the tour delegation were a group accompanying… Read More »




Georgia Peanut Tour to make stops in Bainbridge, other Southwest Georgia farms

The twenty-ninth annual Georgia Peanut Tour will be held September 15-17, 2015, and located out of Southwest Georgia at the Best Western Rose City Conference Center Inn, Thomasville, Georgia. The tour brings the latest information on peanuts while giving a first-hand view of industry infrastructure from production and handling to  processing and utilization. Tour stops will be made in… Read More »

Georgia agronomist optimistic about Georgia peanut crop

By Clint Thompson University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences A week before Georgia’s annual Peanut Tour, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension peanut agronomist Scott Monfort is optimistic about the state’s peanut crop. “I think the majority of the crop is above average. I think we’re going to yield very well in the irrigated crop, which… Read More »

State weather expert says Georgia saw lots of rain, seasonal temperatures in August

By Pam  Knox University of Georgia Precipitation across Georgia for the month of August 2015 varied widely, from more than 10 inches near the coast and in north-central Georgia to less than 2 inches in the southwest corner of the state. A few isolated areas received more than 15 inches during the month, according to Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow… Read More »