The change in relations between the U.S. and Cuba could lead to a tremendous increase in trade between the two countries. That could prove a great benefit to Georgia agriculture, as Kenny Burgamy explains .
Portal Middle High School in Bulloch County, Georgia uses simple peanut butter sandwiches to help support the nutrition needs of their student athletes. Georgia Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall and other supporters helped the school by donating much needed peanut butter. Ray D'Alessio explains.
In this Meals From The Field segment, Ray and Marcia are preparing three quick and simple recipes featuring fresh Georgia vegetables. For these recipes, visit http://www.gfb.org/recipes/ Our "Meals From The Field" segment is a monthly spotlight of one Georgia Grown commodity, with recipes for you to try at home! Brought to you by the Georgia Farm Bureau and the Georgia Department of Agriculture's Georgia Grown program.
A recent report stated that the state's forest industry contributes $16.9 billion to Georgia’s economy. With that in mind, we take a special look at the industry in Georgia, and how one Treutlen County man's vision literally boosted forestry and a few related industries. Kenny Burgamy has the story.
The aquaculture industry in Georgia might not be the most prominent sector of the state's agriculture industry, but it's still an important one. Recently, the Monitor's Mark Wildman visited with one researcher who works to support and help grow the state's fishing industry.
Farmers, and ultimately consumers, depend a great deal on honeybees. In fact, farmers contract with local apiaries to supply them with hives and bees to make sure their crops have enough bees for pollination. Recently, The Monitor's Mark Wildman visited with one Georgia apiary to see just how the bee population is doing.
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.
Across the country, more consumers than ever are visiting farm markets for fresh fruits and vegetables. There’s a movement to know who grew the food, and to buy it directly from the source. Kenny Burgamy visits one North Georgia farm market that offers fresh produce, along with beautiful mountain scenery.