People & Places

East Georgia Sheep Operation Thriving

Crawfordville, GA | What started off as just a way to make extra money while in college, has turned into a passion for Tucker and Emily West, a young farming couple that got married in 2020 and decided to turn …

This Market Bloomed Into a Premier Garden Center

Clermont, GA | With the days getting longer and the weather getting warmer, green thumbs around Georgia are making their way back into the garden. That means plants are flying off the lot of Full Bloom Nursery, a staple of …

Women’s Pivotal Role in Georgia Agriculture

Athens, GA | In Athens recently, conversations were had surrounding the topic of women in agriculture, which according to USDA Census Data, accounts for thirty-six percent of the ag industry’s workforce, three times was it was just decades ago. However, …

Connecting Georgia Farmers to Worldwide Markets

Tucker, GA | As is the case for most things in life, big things come from humble beginnings. And that’s certainly the case for FEAST Global, a multinational company that started off as just a website. Despite that growth, the …

Breaking Down Stresses Related to Agriculture

Jasper, GA | Recently in Jasper, the University of Georgia, held its annual Farm Stress Summit. An event that’s meant to shine a light on the stressors within the ag community and help strengthen the resources that are available. It’s …

A Look at Aquaculture and Georgia’s Coastal Oysters

Savannah, GA | While shrimping has been a staple of the Georgia coast for more than a century, there could be a new player in town thanks to the husband-and-wife team of Laura and Perry Solomon. Coming off their first …

Unlocking Georgia’s Agritourism Revolution

Peachtree City, GA | With the goal of supporting local farms and spreading the story of agriculture, the GFB Certified Farm Markets program has seen their number of participating farms skyrocket over the past few years, providing a snapshot of …

A Look Inside Georgia’s Food Testing Lab

Atlanta, GA | Each and every day, farmers and producers work hard to produce food that will be feeding the state, country, and even world, which is why it’s vitally important that it’s processed and kept properly, which is where …

GFB YF&R Members Leave Their Mark in Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City, UT Salt Lake City recently hosted some of the brightest young minds in agriculture for the Young Farmer and Rancher competitions, including the discussion meet. Representing Georgia was Andy Paul from Oglethorpe County, who expressed his excitement …

Georgia Farm Dog Named 2024 AFBF Farm Dog of the Year

Dearing, GA | Donald and Laura Adams from McDuffie County are the proud owners of Skippy, a remarkable mixed breed dog that has become an indispensable part of their lives. Donald, a beef cattle farmer who faced disability after an …