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 .
With about 300,000 acres of wheat planted in the state, Georgia remains one of the larger wheat-producing states in the Southeast. The Monitor’s Damon Jones recently visited a Middle Georgia farm where harvest was in full swing.
In the short time it’s been around, the Georgia Grown program has been very successful at helping local producers market their products. Those involved in the program, and the folks at the Georgia Department of Agriculture who administer it, are all excited about its future. Damon Jones has that story.
The 2014 cotton harvest is well underway around Georgia, and the Monitor’s Mark Wildman visited one farm in Cook County that depends on every family member to pitch in to make sure the crop gets harvested correctly and on time.
The Georgia 4-H organization dates back well over 100 years, and today has more than 150,000 members across the state. Georgia 4-H Executive Director Arch Smith shares details on the history of the organization, and why it plays such an important role in the lives of so many young people. #4H
Georgia’s cotton farmers are working to get this year’s crop out of the fields. The Monitor’s Mark Wildman is in Coffee County to show us the next step in the production process, as he follows bales of recently picked cotton to the local gin.
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.