People & Places

Retiring Ag Teacher Shares His Experiences

Doyle Floyd is one of the agriculture teachers at Bleckley County High School and has been teaching now for 31 years. He shares his love of teaching agriculture and what he is going to miss the most going into retirement. …

Tractor Collection to be Auctioned

WAYNESBORO, GA – Born in Georgia, raised on a farm and the youngest of nine children, Clifford Jones remembers vividly the first time he laid eyes on a tractor. It was without a doubt, love at first sight. “Four or …

UGA Golf Course Included In Top College Courses

ATHENS, GA – Designed by famed architect Robert Trent Jones, the University of Georgia Golf Course is recognized as one of the top college courses in the nation. It’s a reputation earned in large part because of all the work …

Quilting Guilds Keeping Art Alive

AUGUSTA – Quilting is an art form that has been passed down for many generations. It used to be a way to keep families warm, but it has transformed into more of a hobby these days. We paid a visit …

Ocmulgee Public Fishing Area Re-Opened

HAWKINSVILLE, GA – Anglers around the state are now welcome to cast their lines at the Ocmulgee Public Fishing Area, as it has officially opened their gates back up to the public after a six-year restoration. After nearly six years …

UGA Equestrian Team Working for National Title

If you haven’t noticed, UGA athletics as a whole is thriving right now. Of course, the football team reached the national championship game. Men’s and women’s track have consistently ranked in the top three. Then there’s the equestrian team who …

Georgia FFA Student Shares His Love For Showing Animals

Jesse Cronic is a member of the West Jackson Middle School FFA and is accomplished in showing animals. He recently shared with the Farm Monitor his love of caring for and showing animals, and the life lessons that come along …

Albany Farm Grows Healthy Produce for Community

ALBANY, GA – Healthy Living Farms in Albany, Georgia grows produce so the local community has access to healthy foods. They also offer educational field trips for school children and hope to make a significant impact on their local economy.Charlene …

Historic Estate in LaGrange a Landscape Masterpiece

LAGRANGE, GA – At 102 years old, Hills and Dales estate in LaGrange is a masterpiece in every sense of the word.  But forget about the incredible architecture. What makes this property so unique and exquisite are the grounds that …

Meet GFB’s New National Affairs Coordinator

Tripp Cofield, who grew up in Valdosta, worked on the staff of U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall. He analyzed bills in Congress and proposed federal regulations and recommended policy positions or strategic action. He also met with industry associations and advocacy …