Georgia Neighbors

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

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Conservation is Key!
07/08/2019

Conservation is Key!

Learn how to conserve our most precious resources.

Posted in Lifestyle

Peanut Butter Pretzel Bark
06/14/2019

Peanut Butter Pretzel Bark

Peanut butter is an excellent source of protein and certainly a decadent treat when paired with the sweetness of chocolate and the saltiness of pretzels!

Posted in Food, Lifestyle

Green Onion Pesto
06/03/2019

Green Onion Pesto

Green onion pesto packs a peppery punch that's much different than the traditional basil version which tends to be more mild and sweet.

Posted in Food, Lifestyle

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 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

Products We Love
03/19/2019

Products We Love

We’ve scoured the state to find Georgia-based items worthy of major bragging rights.

Posted in Certified Farm Markets, Food, 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

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

Creamy Shiitake Mushroom Soup
02/15/2019

Creamy Shiitake Mushroom Soup

On cold winter nights, a creamy, bone warming mushroom soup will leave spoons sad when you finish!

Posted in Certified Farm Markets, Food, Lifestyle

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

Balsamic Brussels Sprouts
01/16/2019

Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

Balsamic Brussels Sprouts mix sweet, savory, crispy and bacon...because everything is better with bacon!

Posted in Certified Farm Markets, Food, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Common Mistakes 20-Somethings Make When Buying Insurance
04/20/2018

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

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

A 20-Somethings Guide to Understanding Risk
03/26/2018

A 20-Somethings Guide to Understanding Risk

Part 1 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
03/20/2018

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

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

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

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