Georgia Neighbors

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

Give the Gift of Reading!
12/13/2018

Give the Gift of Reading!

With Christmas right around the corner, choose to give the gift of reading this year! Ag in the Classroom Coordinator, Lauren Goble, has compiled a list of agriculture based Christmas books that help children learn while celebrating the holiday!

Posted in Ag in the Classroom, Agriculture, Education, Lifestyle

Holiday Gift Guide
12/05/2018

Holiday Gift Guide

A handful of good things you're sure to fancy this fall - best served alongside a mug of apple cider and a cozy scarf.

Posted in Agriculture, Agritourism, Certified Farm Markets, Food, Lifestyle

Drop Biscuit Pear Cobbler
11/28/2018

Drop Biscuit Pear Cobbler

Craving something sweet to enjoy on a cold fall night? This Southern classic is sure to hit the spot and is versatile depending upon what fruit is season.

Posted in Food, Lifestyle

UGA Economist Believes Georgia Farmers Need Financial Relief Immediately
11/09/2018

UGA Economist Believes Georgia Farmers Need Financial Relief Immediately

To avoid losing their farms following Hurricane Michael, Georgia farmers need financial relief as soon as possible.

Posted in Agriculture

Ag in the Classroom - 4 Simple Ways You Can Thank a Farmer this November!
11/08/2018

Ag in the Classroom - 4 Simple Ways You Can Thank a Farmer this November!

The purpose of the Ag in the Classroom is to increase agricultural literacy among children and the general public. This November let’s tell our farmers “thank you” for providing us with the food, fiber and timber we depend on daily.

Posted in Ag in the Classroom, Education

Growing the Next Generation of Farm Leaders
11/02/2018

Growing the Next Generation of Farm Leaders

Last week, AFBF President Zippy Duvall had the privilege of spending a day at the FFA National Convention in Indianapolis. He spoke with students from across the country on some pressing issues facing agriculture and rural America.

Posted in Agriculture

Cut Your Own Christmas Trees!
10/31/2018

Cut Your Own Christmas Trees!

Ready to deck the halls? Excited for Saint Nick's arrival? Check out the Christmas tree markets across the state where you can pick up your perfect evergreen and even a few locations where you can cut your own tree!

Posted in Agriculture, Agritourism, Certified Farm Markets, DIY

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
10/30/2018

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

As an iconic fall flavor, dusting off the pumpkin recipes lets us know the season of giving thanks is upon us! Our Certified Farm Market Program has 16 different locations across the state where you can pop in and pick up a pumpkin of your choice.

Posted in Agritourism, Certified Farm Markets, Food, Lifestyle

Soy In Your Car?
10/17/2018

Soy In Your Car?

Soybeans are the second-largest crop grown on U.S. farms, and while the Midwest is the heartland of soybean production, Georgia farmers planted more than 150,000 acres of soybeans in 2017.

Posted in Agriculture

This October Make Time to Eat Together, Eat Better with Real Dairy
10/03/2018

This October Make Time to Eat Together, Eat Better with Real Dairy

Recent studies link regular family meals (3 to 5 meals per week) with lower rates of risky behaviors, teen pregnancy and depression, as well as higher academic performance and higher self-esteem in children and young adults.

Posted in Agriculture, Education, Food, Lifestyle

Smart Southerner
09/19/2018

Smart Southerner

A rural Bainbridge boy, raised on the religion of football, grew to become one of the nation’s leading influencers in college athletics. Meet Kirby Smart, head coach of the University of Georgia football team.

Posted in Lifestyle

Tale of a Trailblazer
09/18/2018

Tale of a Trailblazer

Georgia Cattlemen’s Association President Kristy Arnold is changing perceptions of women’s role in agriculture.

Posted in Agriculture, Lifestyle

Who Grew My Breakfast?
09/17/2018

Who Grew My Breakfast?

Ever wondered how many farmers it takes to help you make the most important meal of the day? As the leading industry in Georgia, agriculture is all around you – especially when you and your family break bread around the table.

Posted in Agriculture, Certified Farm Markets, Food, Lifestyle

Wherever You Go, We're There With You
09/16/2018

Wherever You Go, We're There With You

Personal property loss can be a difficult experience, no matter if it’s a small fender-bender or significant damage to your home. The good news is, Georgia Farm Bureau is here to help.

Posted in Insurance, Lifestyle

Fresh Fixins with Georgia-Based Chef, Matthew Newton
09/15/2018

Fresh Fixins with Georgia-Based Chef, Matthew Newton

With help from our Certified Farm Markets, Chef Matthew Newton of The Rookery in Macon shares his favorite tailgating recipes. This starting lineup will tackle your palate with flavor & help you score a touchdown with friends at your next tailgate party.

Posted in Agriculture, Food, Lifestyle

I Farm. I Vote.
09/13/2018

I Farm. I Vote.

I Farm. I Vote. is an initiative to encourage Georgia’s farmers and rural communities to exercise their civic duty to vote and to provide education on candidates’ policy positions.

Posted in Agriculture, Legislative

Peanut Butter Whip with Apples
09/04/2018

Peanut Butter Whip with Apples

Our partners at The Dairy Alliance shared their this quick and in-season back-to-school snack that's sure to score an afternoon A+!

Posted in Agriculture, Certified Farm Markets, Food

Young Farmer Jesse Patrick, Bridges the Gap Between Past and Present
09/03/2018

Young Farmer Jesse Patrick, Bridges the Gap Between Past and Present

A sixth-generation farmer, Jesse Patrick grew up on a 700-cow dairy farm in Eatonton. To say farming is in his blood would be an understatement.

Posted in Agriculture, Farm Bureau, Lifestyle

Fall Events at Your Local Certified Farm Market
08/31/2018

Fall Events at Your Local Certified Farm Market

All year round our Certified Farm Markets are bustling with agritoruism!

Posted in Agriculture, Agritourism, Certified Farm Markets, Lifestyle

Transparency on the Farm
08/29/2018

Transparency on the Farm

Each of us is unique. We come from different places, work different jobs, and enjoy different hobbies. But one thing that we all have in common is food.

Posted in Agriculture, Agritourism

New ‘Ag Across America’ Game and App Debut
08/08/2018

New ‘Ag Across America’ Game and App Debut

Want your student to learn where their food comes from, who grows it and how it ends up on their dinner table? The Ag Across America game can do just that!

Posted in Agriculture, Education

Georgia Harvest Calendar
08/01/2018

Georgia Harvest Calendar

Want to know what's available and when? Check out the Georgia Harvest Calendar to find out!

Posted in Agriculture, Agritourism, Certified Farm Markets, Food

Collard Greens
07/12/2018

Collard Greens

While these fibrous leafy greens are available year-round, collard greens are at their prime from January to June!

Posted in Food, Lifestyle

“Get More with Milk” during National Dairy Month!
06/20/2018

“Get More with Milk” during National Dairy Month!

Dairy Month honors the hard work and dedication it takes to produce wholesome, nutritious milk. Learn more about nutritional value, dairy farmers and the happy cows that keep our thirst quenched!

Posted in Agriculture, Lifestyle

Fighting Pollen? Fight Smarter with These Pollen-Busting Tips
06/05/2018

Fighting Pollen? Fight Smarter with These Pollen-Busting Tips

Are your sinuses clogged? Do you feel like you are walking in a sea of yellow dust? Have you washed your car three times this week? Welcome to pollen season in Georgia.

Posted in Lifestyle

Beef Cattle Production in Georgia
05/30/2018

Beef Cattle Production in Georgia

As we have entered the Month of May which happens to be Georgia Beef Month and National Beef Month, it is a perfect time to highlight our beef industry here, the producers, and all of the many reasons why great beef comes from Georgia.

Posted in Agriculture, Food, Lifestyle

Products We Love: Goodson Pecans
05/18/2018

Products We Love: Goodson Pecans

Georgia is chock-full of products that are born and bred, right here in our great state!

Posted in Certified Farm Markets, Food

Deviled Eggs
05/15/2018

Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs are a southern staple no matter how you slice it, dice it, mix it or garnish it!

Posted in Certified Farm Markets, Food, Lifestyle

New Member Benefit: Great Wolf Lodge
05/11/2018

New Member Benefit: Great Wolf Lodge

The newest addition to your benefits has arrived just in time for summer vacation!

Posted in Lifestyle

Incorporating Beef into a Healthy Lifestyle
05/10/2018

Incorporating Beef into a Healthy Lifestyle

Instead of scooping a protein substitute out of a container, head to the beef counter at your local grocery store!

Posted in Agriculture, Lifestyle

Jobs in Ag: Education
05/07/2018

Jobs in Ag: Education

Meet Matthew Darby, Agriculture Education Teacher at Northside High School in Houston County.

Posted in Agriculture

Savory Ribeye Steak
05/02/2018

Savory Ribeye Steak

Steak can be an intimidating meat to add to your dinner rotation. With this easy recipe you can make in the oven with a cast iron skillet, you will be adding steak to the menu every week.

Posted in Food

5 reasons to get involved in Young Farmers & Ranchers
04/26/2018

5 reasons to get involved in Young Farmers & Ranchers

Learn what involvement in YF&R means to current members from across the state of Georgia!

Posted in Agriculture, Farm Bureau, Lifestyle

What's it like to be a National FFA Officer?
04/25/2018

What's it like to be a National FFA Officer?

As the National FFA Southern Region Vice President, Ian Bennett will spend about three hundred days of the next year on the road, traveling over one hundred thousand miles and doing somewhere in the neighborhood of about sixty-five facilitated workshops.

Posted in Agriculture, Lifestyle

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