Tag Archives: pecans

Whigham Man Honored with Prestigious UGA Alumni 40 Under 40 award

Whigham businessman Eric Cohen has been nominated to the prestigious UGA Alumni 40 under 40 list for 2016. Mr. Cohen, a lifelong southwest Georgia resident, is a local businessman with national interests in the Pecan industry.  He and his brother, Rob, own and operate several businesses in southwest Georgia, including Pecan Ridge Plantation, which specifically markets Pecan Oil and Pecan… 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 »

Add healthy pecans to pumpkin pie for a delicious Fall dessert

Scientific studies have suggested pecans help fight disease, are powerful antioxidants and heart-healthy, and help stabilize weight loss by serving as a healthy snack in-between meals, according to the Georgia Pecan Commission. Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital University found that people who ate one ounce of nuts, including pecans, seven… Read More »