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Agribusiness

The Berry Family’s Agrarian Legacy in Southeast Georgia

By: Dr. Veronica L. Womack A Tradition of Faith, Family and Resilience Southeast Georgia is an important section of the historic Georgia Black Belt region...

How this 150-year-old Gullah Geechee farm on Georgia’s coast is driven by ancestral culture

By: Denechia “Neesha” Powell-Ingabire Gilliard Farms in Brunswick, Georgia is pulsing with life. A coop filled with chickens soon to be sold through a...

Heard County homesteaders cling to older rural lifeways while navigating New Media Age

This one farmstead structure stands frail. Debilitated by Mother Nature’s handiwork. Evident from its hind side. Barnwood craftsmanship currently exposed and splintered. Where livestock,...

Black Farmers’ Network launches rural community storytelling project

Every rural community has untold stories behind its public-facing story. Good and bad ones. U.S. Department of Agriculture research grant Black Farmers’ Network (BFN)...

11 female farm influencers redefining rural entrepreneurship

Each hails from the Black Belt Region — demarcated by its crescent geographic profile. Stretching from Eastern Texas to the Eastern shore of Virginia....

Former Air Force analyst rallies family to redevelop farmland organically

Steady…steady…BANG! A clear shot takes the 2-foot-long cottonmouth snake out as it slithers into murky pond water. The graceful sharpshooter tucks her 9mm handgun...

Coastal Georgia grower organizes to close grocery gaps in Savannah neighborhoods

J.B. Brantley strapped the cotton down by wagon. Hauled his cash money crop by mule. One hundred bales of it — the difference between...

Volunteer State farmer flips lawn into sustainable poultry operation

Buy processed chicken strips for $20 a bag or go home empty-handed. Those were Vincent Padgett Sr.’s grocery meat options during the global pandemic....

Female farmer produces hemp history in South Georgia

She pushes. He pulls. They both use their bodyweight to heave the makeshift hemp seed dispenser across lumpier soil. Sweat scampers down their melanin-filled...

This first-year livestock farmer forecasts promise in cattle, COVID

They spring from the family's Polaris 4-wheeler already knowing the day's duties. Mariah refills the water troughs. Makinzi replenishes the gatefeeders. The 11- and...

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