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Monroe County Farmer A True Advocate for Agriculture

Melissa Copelan Mathis is the 5th generation to farm on family land in Monroe County, Georgia. Aside from raising cattle and helping run a family-owned business, she is a wife and mother of two. As if that weren’t enough, she’s …

Wintergreen Conference One-Stop-Shop for Horticulture Industry

Duluth, GA – Horticulture experts and enthusiasts from all over the state recently gathered for the annual Wintergreen Trade Show and Conference. Whether it was plants, equipment, or even pine straw you were looking for, you could find it all …

Cold Winter Great for Georgia Peaches

  MUSELLA, GA – Here in the Peach State, peach producers are relaxing a little now that we’ve had a pretty cold winter. The past couple of years have not been great ones after warmer temperatures ruined the tree’s chill …

Public Policy Update

By Brandon Ashley, Advocacy and Policy Development Coordinator Member participation key for GFB’s successful advocacy There was once a little boy who didn’t speak, going his entire life without saying a word. One morning at breakfast, this little boy looked …

Beetle Blight Hits Georgia

By Lauren Lin, Georgia Neighbors Look around and what do you see? Pine trees with brown needles? Nothing but a physical reminder of our low rainfall, right? Beneath the damaged limbs and dried up exterior of these tall giants, lurk …

Cotton Growers Gather for Annual Meeting

2017 Georgia Cotton Commission Meets in Tifton During the 2017 Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) Annual Meeting, state and national cotton industry officials discussed efforts to make the farm bill work better for cotton, both in the short term under the …