Agriculture + Lifestyle
Jag’s Pizzeria has had two goals: to serve great food and to support the local community. Focused on tying-in local ingredients they reach out to farmers in the area to add -grown elements into their pizzas each month.
How To Grow Your Own Salsa Garden
Did you know that May is National Salsa month? Americans spend around $1.5 billion a year on prepackaged salsa! Many people will be eating salsa on Cinco de Mayo, but have you ever thought about growing your own salsa ingredients at your house?
Why You Should Care About the Farm Bill
It's a multi-year law that governs an array of agriculture and food programs, and the most significant piece of legislation that affects farmers and ranchers across our country. Keep reading to find out how the Farm Bill impacts you.
Magnolia Loom Launches Support Agriculture Initiative
After nearly three years of helping organizations in Georgia raise funds to support agricultural programs, Magnolia Loom launches Support American Agriculture serving Georgia, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Minnesota, Missouri and Nevada.
USDA Provides Assistance in Wake of Disasters
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) encourages farmers in the path of Hurricane Ian that the agency has programs that provide assistance in the wake of disasters. In fact, they have regional, state and county offices standing by to help.
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Just Shrimpin' Around
Don’t miss an opportunity this summer to introduce your children to Georgia’s shrimp industry. Check out this sneak peek of May's book of the month, complete with kid-friendly activities and easy no bake recipes.
Young Farmers & Ranchers Summer Leadership Conference FAQs
Young Farmers and Ranchers meet every year at the annual YF&R Summer Leadership Conference on Jekyll Island, Georgia. Here are a few frequently asked questions about Summer Leadership Conference.
Oh Christmas Tree
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!
From the Armed Forces to Agriculture: Farming Resources for Veterans
Military veterans put their lives on the line to defend our country, but the adjustment back to civilian life can be a tough one. Find out about the many resources for veterans to help them learn about farming and even become a farmer themselves.
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Celebrating 84 Years of Georgia Farm Bureau
Georgia Farm Bureau began 84 years ago this month, and we’ve been through many milestones along the way. We are so proud of our history and our mission to serve Georgians. Take a look back at some memories that are important to us.
First Lady Marty Kemp Helps Grow Georgia
Before Marty Kemp moved into the Governor’s Mansion in Atlanta, she admitted she wasn’t that great at growing a garden. Now, as she looks across her lush green lawn, Georgia’s First Lady has the state’s first industry on her mind daily.
Grow Your Summer Reading List!
We're right on the brink of summer which means the school year is about to come to a close! Whether your summer is filled with craft projects, going to camp, or trips to the beach—make time for reading and learning about agriculture!
Fresh Fixins with Georgia-Based Chef, Rebecca Egsieker
With help from our Certified Farm Markets, Chef Rebecca Egsieker of The Dairy Alliance shares recipes that’ll have your guests exclaiming, ‘I do declare!’ and clamoring for a proper southern afternoon tea—pinky in the air.
Cure the Winter Blues with Story Time!
There's no better cure to the winter blues than reading and story time! Introducing agriculture during this time of year will remind your children and students what the promise of spring holds.
Broadband is not a Luxury, it’s a Necessity
Farmers and ranchers need broadband to use the latest precision agricultural equipment, follow commodity markets, communicate with their customers, gain access to new markets around the world and, increasingly, for regulatory compliance.
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!
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.