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Garden Consultant on a Mission to Inspire, Educate Others

Blairsville, GA | For Erika Nolan, this is her happy place, this is her passion, as several years ago, she became interested in growing plants and vegetables that are healthy, wholesome, and nutritious; not just for her though, as she …

Farmers Dealing with Heat, Drought and Storms

Watkinsville, GA | Some of Georgia’s biggest crops like peanuts, cotton and corn are now in the ground. And so far, Mother Nature has been less than kind, with temperatures being well above average despite the highs never reaching triple …

Control options for fall armyworms

The fall armyworm is by far the most important caterpillar pest in pastures and hayfields. These pests can quickly decimate a field of any forage crop, often selecting higher quality material first. If not controlled, the FAW can cause severe …

Sweet Watermelons Available Despite Weather Challenges

Rochelle, GA | Nothing says summertime quite like a big, juicy, sweet watermelon. Thankfully, Georgia has plenty of producers that grow them, pack them, and get them into stores for people to enjoy during the summer months. One operation that’s …

Family Takes a Leap of Faith Following a Move South

Ellenwood, GA | What started out as just an idea and a leap of faith has now transformed into this flourishing garden and farmers market. However, just like starting up any other business, it didn’t come without its share of …

Value-Added Products Prove Helpful for More Income

Athens, GA | It’s no secret that Georgia is home to some of the most recognizable culinary treats from peach ice cream to candies nuts and everything in between. These value-added products are not just beneficial for consumers’ taste buds, …

Georgia Lawmaker Dedicated to State’s Ag Industry

Roopville, GA | For David Huddleston, agriculture and advocating for agriculture has always been a passion for him, as he grew up working on the farm and today, works full-time as a poultry, forage, and cattle producer. However, a few …

Georgia’s Growing Wine & Muscadine Production

Acworth, GA | It’s long been said that preparation is the key to success. And with so many different factors to consider both in and away from the field, that certainly applies to starting up your own winery. It’s why …

EPD’s Proposed Water Plan for Southwest Georgia

Dawson, GA | For the first time in more than a decade, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division is actively working on creating a plan to ease regulations put in place back in 2012 after one of the worst droughts the …