Georgia Neighbors

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

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Get pump-kined about fall reading!
10/09/2019

Get pump-kined about fall reading!

It's officially fall which means along with cooler temps and crunchy leaves comes all things pumpkins! Pumpkin patches, pumpkin carving, roasting seeds and of course reading!

Posted in Ag in the Classroom, Agriculture, Education

Fresh Fixins Inspired by Chef Stanley Simon, Georgia Governor’s Mansion
09/25/2019

Fresh Fixins Inspired by Chef Stanley Simon, Georgia Governor’s Mansion

With help from our Certified Farm Markets, discover recipes that are satisfying and sure to warm your core on crisp fall nights.

Posted in Agriculture, Certified Farm Markets, Food, Lifestyle

Equal Parts Science and Spirit
09/25/2019

Equal Parts Science and Spirit

Sweet Grass Dairy merges a love of farming with creativity to create renowned cheeses.

Posted in Agriculture, Food, Lifestyle

First Lady Marty Kemp Helps Grow Georgia
09/25/2019

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.

Posted in Agriculture, Food, Gardening, Lifestyle

Fall for reading this September
09/16/2019

Fall for reading this September

The seasons are a changing and apples are ripe for the picking! Check out our September reading list to learn about these crisp and crunchy beauties.

Posted in Ag in the Classroom, Agriculture, Education

Top Things to Fall for!
09/10/2019

Top Things to Fall for!

This fall take a memorable day trip with your friends and family. Bond over being lost together in a corn maze, sharing an apple pie or picking out pumpkins to carve.

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

Macon Burger Week
09/04/2019

Macon Burger Week

For the second year in a row, the Georgia Beef Board is putting on Macon Burger Week. An entire seven days of nineteen local restaurants that have carefully crafted burgers for the week, all for just $5.

Posted in Agriculture, Food, Lifestyle

Grow Your Summer Reading List!
05/15/2019

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!

Posted in Ag in the Classroom, Agriculture, Education

Strawberry Jam
05/08/2019

Strawberry Jam

Strawberry season is about to sunset, so make haste and enjoy the last of these delicious red rubies before it's too late!

Posted in Agriculture, Certified Farm Markets, Food

Discover Georgia’s Specialty Crops
05/01/2019

Discover Georgia’s Specialty Crops

Georgia’s specialty crops include a wide range of fruits and vegetables.

Posted in Agriculture, Agritourism, Certified Farm Markets

Meet Dawson Adams, FFA South Region State Vice President
04/24/2019

Meet Dawson Adams, FFA South Region State Vice President

Dawson shares the aspect of his tenure as a state officer that he enjoyed the most!

Posted in Agriculture, Lifestyle

Meet Thomas Maddox, FFA Central Region State Vice President
04/24/2019

Meet Thomas Maddox, FFA Central Region State Vice President

Find out what Thomas' biggest challenge was that he faced as a state officer and how he overcame it!

Posted in Agriculture, Lifestyle

Meet Brittany Braddy, FFA Central Region State Vice President
04/24/2019

Meet Brittany Braddy, FFA Central Region State Vice President

Discover the role agriculture plays in Brittany's life!

Posted in Agriculture, Lifestyle

Meet Ava Jane Teasley, FFA North Region State Vice President
04/24/2019

Meet Ava Jane Teasley, FFA North Region State Vice President

Hear how Ava Jane would explain her experience in FFA to someone who is unfamiliar with the program!

Posted in Agriculture, Legislative

Meet Doster Harper, FFA North Region State Vice President
04/24/2019

Meet Doster Harper, FFA North Region State Vice President

Learn what drove Doster to run for state office!

Posted in Agriculture, Lifestyle

Certified Farm Market Spring Bucket List
04/08/2019

Certified Farm Market Spring Bucket List

Are you looking for ways to enjoy the new blooms of color and warmer temperatures outside? Look no further than the Certified Farm Market Spring Bucket List!

Posted in Agriculture, Agritourism, Certified Farm Markets, Lifestyle

Fresh Fixins with Georgia-Based Chef, Rebecca Egsieker
03/18/2019

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.

Posted in Agriculture, Certified Farm Markets, Food, Lifestyle

From Crops to Pops, King of Pops
03/14/2019

From Crops to Pops, King of Pops

When word sprouts up that the world’s first popsicle farm was planted, grown and cultivated in Georgia, you lend a listening ear and a curious green thumb.

Posted in Agriculture, Lifestyle

Let’s Be Frank…Certified Farm Markets know how to dress a dog!
03/12/2019

Let’s Be Frank…Certified Farm Markets know how to dress a dog!

Gussied up hot dogs can turn humdrum backyard grilling into a smashing soiree.

Posted in Agriculture, Certified Farm Markets, Food

Growing My Community
03/11/2019

Growing My Community

Meet Chy Kellogg, Cobb County Volunteer. Discover how Chy's local Farm Bureau inspired her to get involved with agriculture

Posted in Ag in the Classroom, Agriculture, Certified Farm Markets, Education, Farm Bureau, Lifestyle, Member Benefits

Leading Causes of Farming Accidents...Experience!
03/05/2019

Leading Causes of Farming Accidents...Experience!

During Ag Safety Awareness Week, learn from Dr. Rains about the leading causes of farming accidents!

Posted in Agriculture, Lifestyle

Meet Clay Parker, State FFA Secretary
02/20/2019

Meet Clay Parker, State FFA Secretary

Clay shares the story of how he became involved in FFA!

Posted in Agriculture, Lifestyle

Meet Bryce Roland, State FFA President
02/18/2019

Meet Bryce Roland, State FFA President

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

Posted in Agriculture, Lifestyle

A Few Ag Books We Love
02/07/2019

A Few Ag Books We Love

Just as love is all around, so it agriculture! The best way to show your love is to give the gift of reading!

Posted in Ag in the Classroom, Agriculture, Education

Collecting Old Farm Trucks
02/01/2019

Collecting Old Farm Trucks

Discover the priceless links to farming past through one man's hobby.

Posted in Agriculture, Lifestyle

Cure the Winter Blues with Story Time!
01/25/2019

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.

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

Broadband is not a Luxury, it’s a Necessity
01/21/2019

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.

Posted in Agriculture, Lifestyle

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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
03/30/2018

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

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

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

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

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