Tag Archives: Agriculture

PRESS RELEASE: Poitevint Named COO of SWGA Farm Credit

PRESS RELEASE   Poitevint Named Chief Operating Officer BAINBRIDGE – Southwest Georgia Farm Credit announced today that Paxton W. Poitevint has been named Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Poitevint, who joined the Association in 2005, most recently served as Chief Relationship Manager and was responsible for the Association’s business development efforts. In his new role, Mr. Poitevint will manage… Read More »

Cohen, Bell Named 2016 Ag Man and Woman of the Year

At the 2016 Ag Appreciation Luncheon, the Bainbridge – Decatur County Chamber of Commerce honored Robert Cohen and Emma Jean Bell as Ag Man and Woman of the Year. Mr Cohen was introduced by Tommy Dollar and Mrs Bell was introduced by her granddaughter, Lindsey Bell Hayes. Jerry Long, the Chairman of the Georgia Farm Bureau, was the… Read More »

Southwest Georgia Farm Credit to Award Scholarships

PRESS RELEASE Southwest Georgia Farm Credit Scholarships for Area High School Seniors   BAINBRIDGE, Ga. – For the seventh consecutive year, Southwest Georgia Farm Credit will provide $4,000 in scholarship money to deserving high school seniors who live in the Association’s 21-county territory. Four $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to those attending college to pursue a degree in… Read More »

Bainbridge State offers scholarships for AgriBusiness program

Interested in pursuing a career in Agribusiness? Well, here is your chance! Beginning January 2016, Bainbridge State College’s School of Health Sciences and Professional Studies is offering program options in Agribusiness with scholarships available for eligible students. With South Georgia being an agriculturally-rich area, the Agribusiness program will be very beneficial to students wishing to pursue a career… 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 »