Georgia Neighbors

Agriculture + Lifestyle. Discover the people, places and impact of ag in our great state.

The Farmers' Wave
04/12/2018

The Farmers' Wave

In my travels around our tiny piece of rural Georgia, I pass many folks on the road that may not know me and I may not know them, but we abide by the common country courtesy of the wave.

Posted in Agriculture, Lifestyle

Strawberry Season is Here!
04/02/2018

Strawberry Season is Here!

Strawberries are ripe and ready for picking across the state of Georgia!

Posted in Agriculture, Agritourism, Lifestyle

Farm talk with celebrity chef, Kevin Gillespie
03/26/2018

Farm talk with celebrity chef, Kevin Gillespie

Here’s your chance to get to know Kevin Gillespie, the engaging Georgia-native who’s making headlines and garnering national attention for his unique and fresh take on farm-raised, artisan food.

Posted in Agriculture, Food, Lifestyle

Common Mistakes 20-Somethings Make When Buying Insurance
03/26/2018

Common Mistakes 20-Somethings Make When Buying Insurance

Part 2 in the series: What mistakes could you be making in how you buy insurance?

Posted in Insurance, Lifestyle

Fresh Fixins with Georgia-Based Chef, Cissy Bates
03/26/2018

Fresh Fixins with Georgia-Based Chef, Cissy Bates

With help from two of our Certified Farm Markets, Thompson Farms and B&G Honey Farm, Chef Cissy Bates shares the perfect recipes for a wipe-your-brow, sipping' on sweet-tea, spring afternoon.

Posted in Food, Lifestyle

The Dirt on Compost
03/14/2018

The Dirt on Compost

Let's talk more about the benefits of composting, what not to add to your compost pile, and how to know what's best for your garden.

Posted in DIY, Gardening

Don't Rely on Guardian Angels to Stay Safe on the Farm
03/05/2018

Don't Rely on Guardian Angels to Stay Safe on the Farm

Farm kids have tough guardian angels who wear jeans, helmets and steel-toe boots.

Posted in Agriculture, Lifestyle

Strawberry Fruit Pizza
02/27/2018

Strawberry Fruit Pizza

We heard it was National Strawberry Day and thought there was no better way to celebrate than by whipping up a sweet treat! This fruit pizza is a go to when fresh berries are in season, and lucky for us, strawberries will be here before you know it!

Posted in Food, Lifestyle

Meet Hinkley Hood, State FFA Secretary
02/19/2018

Meet Hinkley Hood, State FFA Secretary

Hinkley explains what drove him to run for state office!

Posted in Agriculture, Lifestyle

Meet Tucker Felkins, State FFA President
02/16/2018

Meet Tucker Felkins, State FFA President

Tucker shares the goals he hopes to achieve during tenure as a state officer!

Posted in Agriculture, Lifestyle

Sweet Potato Fries
02/14/2018

Sweet Potato Fries

A different take on traditional fries that are tasty and can be enjoyed year round. Help us celebrate National Sweet Potato Month by adding these to your dinner menu.

Posted in Certified Farm Markets, Food, Lifestyle

8 Things To Know About CUVA
01/03/2018

8 Things To Know About CUVA

There are so many acronyms out there, it’s hard to keep them all straight. One acronym that is critically important to Georgia farmers is CUVA, or the Conservation Use Value Assessment.

Posted in Legislative

Pickled Dill Green Beans
12/27/2017

Pickled Dill Green Beans

Need a quick snack? Garnish for a salad? Maybe use up your extra vegetables before they go bad? Quick pickling is a great way to achieve all of the above and incredibly easy with few ingredients required. Read More

Posted in Certified Farm Markets, Food, Lifestyle

Georgia Olive Farms
12/13/2017

Georgia Olive Farms

Whether used for frying, making dressings, or just flavoring vegetables, olive oil has become a staple of the American diet, and that increased demand has caused some farms in South Georgia to give this unusual crop a chance.

Posted in Agriculture, Food, Lifestyle

10 Things I Learned Growing Up On A Farm
12/06/2017

10 Things I Learned Growing Up On A Farm

I think it’s a well-known fact that farming is not just a typical 9-5 job. There's a lot more than just 40 hours involved, and you never know what temperature or weather condition you'll be working in. Read More

Posted in Agriculture, Legislative

Brown Butter Pumpkin Cookies
11/29/2017

Brown Butter Pumpkin Cookies

Fall has finally arrived in Georgia which means pumpkins patches and leaves are beginning to change. If you are looking for the perfect dessert to celebrate Georgia's harvest, look no further.

Posted in Certified Farm Markets, Food, Lifestyle

13 Georgia Apple Orchards You Should Visit This Fall
11/08/2017

13 Georgia Apple Orchards You Should Visit This Fall

Georgia’s apple season may begin in late August, but the month of October belongs to them. What originally began as a week-long celebration eventually grew into an entire month.

Posted in Agriculture, Agritourism, Certified Farm Markets