Georgia Neighbors

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

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Brown Butter Pecan Cookies
07/01/2019

Brown Butter Pecan Cookies

There's something incredibly harmonious about the delicious combination of brown butter and pecans!

Posted in Certified Farm Markets, Food

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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