Category Archives: Farming

UGA field day to feature cotton, peanuts

By Tatyana Phelps EVENT DATE: Sep. 9, 2015 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM Cotton and peanut research will be featured at the University of Georgia field day, set for Wednesday, Sept. 9, on the UGA campus in Tifton, Georgia. The Georgia Peanut Commission, Georgia Cotton Commission and the UGA cotton and peanut teams will host the field day, which begins at… Read More »

Pelham City Middle School Receives National Honor – Help Send Them to Convention

Pelham City Middle School FFA has been designated as a National Outstanding Middle School Chapter Award finalist by the National FFA Organization. Pelham City Middle School FFA is one of five finalists, and will compete for overall honors at the National FFA Convention held in Louisville, Kentucky in October. To be considered for the award, Pelham City Middle… Read More »

Top 10 Georgia peanut farmers honored at Jekkyl Island

Farmers from Seminole County and Miller County were among those farmers honored for the 2015 Georgia Peanut Achievement Awards! (See Full List Below)   By Clint Thompson University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Each of Georgia’s top 10 peanut farmers relied on University of Georgia Cooperative Extension research to produce the highest yielding crops this… Read More »

Southwest Georgia 4-H members achieve statewide recognition

More than 250 Georgia 4-H’ers met in Atlanta July 21-22 to vie for 47 coveted “Master 4-H’er” titles, the youth organization’s highest honor. Students from across the state competed in a variety of categories, from photography to public speaking, and communications to companion animal science. They gave 12-minute demonstrations and prepared portfolios of their research and service project… Read More »

Camilla native: ‘Tackling Rural Child Poverty In Southwest Georgia’

By Krysta Harden, U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary In late July, I was thrilled to visit with leaders from across southwest Georgia, including my hometown of Camilla, to discuss how USDA can support their work on the ground tackling issues relating to rural child poverty. In Georgia, the poverty rate is 19 percent, and for children, it’s… Read More »