GFB News Magazine

Country goes to town
08/07/2018

Country goes to town

Travel to Newnan to see a collection of farm animal sculptures displayed on the city’s downtown square.

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GFB tailors insurance coverage for each poultry farm’s needs
08/06/2018

GFB tailors insurance coverage for each poultry farm’s needs

Learn how GFB agents work to make certain the insurance coverage it offers poultry growers covers the specific needs of each farm.

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The farmers’ disconnect: Slow or no internet a constant headache
08/03/2018

The farmers’ disconnect: Slow or no internet a constant headache

In the fourth installment of our Rural Prosperity Series, we look at the problems farmers are having due to the lack of broadband in rural Georgia.

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Cabes, Creasy, Lewallen win YF&R competitive events
08/02/2018

Cabes, Creasy, Lewallen win YF&R competitive events

One of the highlights of the annual YF&R summer conference is the discussion meet contest and announcement of the winners of the YF&R Excellence in Agriculture Award and YF&R Achievement Award.

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GFB Young Farmers & Ranchers Gain Ground at summer conference
08/01/2018

GFB Young Farmers & Ranchers Gain Ground at summer conference

Speakers at the annual conference told young farmers how to gain ground in the areas of business, advocacy, education and policy. The winners of the three YF&R competitive events were announced.

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Young Farmer & Rancher Achievement Award Profile: Mitchell and Becky Pittman
07/27/2018

Young Farmer & Rancher Achievement Award Profile: Mitchell and Becky Pittman

The Pittmans grow vegetables and fruit and have a roadside farm market in Toombs County

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Young Farmer & Rancher Achievement Award profile: Will and Heather Cabe
07/27/2018

Young Farmer & Rancher Achievement Award profile: Will and Heather Cabe

The Cabes raise poultry cattle and hay on their farm in Franklin County.

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Young Farmer & Rancher Achievement Award profile: Elton Baldy
07/27/2018

Young Farmer & Rancher Achievement Award profile: Elton Baldy

Baldy grows vegetables and row crops on his farms in and around Colquitt County.

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GFB plants seeds for Harvest 20
06/15/2018

GFB plants seeds for Harvest 20

Get tips from the GFB Educational Leadership Conference for county ag literacy programs.

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The Original Supernut
06/14/2018

The Original Supernut

Georgians are familiar with pecans & eat them year-round. Most consumers, however, only think of pecans in terms of pies at Thanksgiving or Christmas. The American Pecan Council has launched a national campaign highlighting the virtues of pecans.

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Georgia National Fair to feature live cow & sow births
06/13/2018

Georgia National Fair to feature live cow & sow births

Everyone who attends the Ga. National Fair, Oct. 4-14 can see calves & piglets being born at the Georgia Grown Baby Barn.

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Ag Educator Workshops show teachers how to meet STEM requirements using ag
06/11/2018

Ag Educator Workshops show teachers how to meet STEM requirements using ag

Another crop of teachers were introduced to the Ag in the Classroom (AITC) Program during two Ag Educator Workshops held in Laurens and Paulding counties this spring.

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GFB brings host of Doc Talk to Ga. Food Animal Conference
06/08/2018

GFB brings host of Doc Talk to Ga. Food Animal Conference

Veterinary associations and ag organizations hosted the 4th Annual Georgia Food Animal Conference

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Promoting Rural Prosperity: What do farmers need from their workers?
06/07/2018

Promoting Rural Prosperity: What do farmers need from their workers?

Farmers need help to plant and harvest, but they also need people who can do a lot of other things year-round.

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GFB poultry house inspections benefit growers
06/07/2018

GFB poultry house inspections benefit growers

Inspecting poultry houses while they are being built allows GFB to monitor the construction process to ensure the contractors adhere to the modern building standards.

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