Tag Archives: University of Georgia

Dozens of farmers visiting SW Georgia for Peanut Tour

As part of the Georgia Peanut Tour this week, the University of Georgia Peanut Team will educate attendees about peanut production. This year’s tour is slated for Tuesday, Sept. 19, to Thursday, Sept. 21, and based in Albany, Georgia. “The Georgia Peanut Tour is an educational tour for nonagricultural clientele. It allows manufacturers an opportunity to bring in… Read More »

Several Southwest Georgia Businesses Named Finalists for “Flavor of Georgia”

The University System of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences announced the finalists for their 2017 “Flavor of Georgia” competition and several southwest Georgia businesses made the list. Entries are judged on “technical aspects such as flavor, texture and ingredient profile. Also considered are potential market volume, consumer appeal and how well the product represents Georgia.” The… Read More »

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 »

From small towns to Sanford Stadium, Kirby Smart is the same man he was back when

If you live in Bainbridge and you’re on Facebook, you’ve probably seen the above picture–Kirby Smart, who is said to be the University of Georgia’s choice for its next football coach, sitting in the media center of the old Bainbridge High School, surrounded by family, friends and coaches. It was 1994, and Kirby was just a teenager, signing… Read More »

Drivers urged to be on lookout for deer crossing roadways this fall

New map breaks down county-by-county when drivers should be more vigilant Athens, Ga. — Fall is prime breeding season for deer across Georgia. It’s also when drivers are more likely to hit deer that run into the road, according to a new study from the University of Georgia. UGA researchers have completed a county-by-county analysis of when motorists… Read More »