The Local Vendors Coalition, or LVC, works to match up small local farmers with markets for their products. The Monitor’s Ray D’Alessio introduces us to the Coalition’s founder and shows how the program benefits producers, retailers and consumers.
More and more, people are raising goats to supplement their income. The Monitor’s Kenny Burgamy recently spoke with a UGA Extension agent and a West Georgia goat producer, both of who are advocates for the benefits of goat ownership.
The recent Junior National Livestock Show brought 4-H and FFA students from around Georgia to the Agricenter in Perry to compete in a wide variety of livestock divisions. As Damon Jones explains, the students who took part in the show had spent countless hours getting their animals ready, and had learned valuable lessons along the way.
This year, the Georgia National Fair celebrates its 25th anniversary. The Monitor’s Kenny Burgamy looks back at how the fair, and the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter itself, came to be in Middle Georgia.
Georgia Farm Bureau proud to support 4-H and FFA students as they learn life lessons through livestock projects. Recently, Georgia Farm Bureau held an event to honor eight livestock show Grand Champions from 2015-16 for all the hard work they put into raising their livestock projects. The Monitor’s Mark Wildman has the report.
A Haralson County, Georgia farm has spent the past decade focusing on one primary market: club calves. Their goal is to match 4-H and FFA kids with the perfect show calf. The Georgia Farm Monitor's Rick Treptow explains.
Honeybees play a vital role in the production of so many crops around our state. While the industry has been seriously impacted by Colony Collapse Disorder, beekeepers say it’s still a field they encourage people to enter. The Monitor’s Ray D’Alessio talked to one North Georgia couple who say it’s more of a passion than a business.
When the calendar turns from Summer to Fall, business picks up for many of Georgia's agritourism ventures. Agritourism operators from across the state recently attended a meeting of the newly formed Georgia Agritourism Association, which is working to unify and support our agritourism industry. Damon Jones explains.
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black and a host of others kicked off the 11th annual Agricultural Week in Georgia at the State Capitol recently. The celebration honored Georgia's number one industry and its $76 billion contribution to the state' economy. The Monitor's Mark Wildman has the story