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Agribusiness

Retired research farmer speaks out about decades of federal land discrimination to caution younger producers

Donnie McCrary’s youthful eyes and ears witnessed the outdoor altercation. His father, Turner McCrary, confronted land owner Sam Grice about receiving minimum wage. It’s...

Military vet returns home, renews family pine farm

Dontavius Jones dune buggies down Smothers Road. He hooks an immediate left onto a bumpier-riding Lower 5 Points Road. A few yards into his...

Urban farmer creates pop-up possibilities for rural producers during pandemic

Think of him like an organic crops curator. He travels above and through Georgia’s Black Belt Region, relationship-building and collecting the best produce to...

Manning one of Georgia’s ‘essential’ green jobs during COVID-19

He’s a nature and numbers kind of guy. Edward Morrow’s rural lifestyle has been about making critical calculations on behalf of the land: amount...

The rural politician championing an agriculture, academic-driven agenda

It’s a strain to picture the 25- to 30-year-old pecan grove’s potential at first glance. Heavily twisted vines, random roadside debris and scattered leaves...

How Kaneisha Miller rebuilt the middle of nowhere into an agritourism destination

Major east-west route U.S. Hwy 80 once served as an early auto trail across the Southern part of the nation. Formerly known as the...

Former Army Ranger’s local mission supports healing, self-discovery through therapeutic farming

The daybreak air is breezy. The chickens are already clucking. Georgia farmer Jon Jackson smiles and waves as vehicles slowly enter through the gravel...

Gardener Ruth West’s tips to convert your backyard into an agribusiness

She cares for her mints over here. Spices over there. Fruit trees — guava, peach, pear, banana, apple and persimmons — back over yonder....

Farmer Sedrick Rowe pioneers certified organic peanuts in South Georgia

They’re high in protein. Low in carbs. Packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Peanuts are the perfect seed-of-a-pill for maintaining satisfactory health. “Certified organic...

Farmer A. Greenlee’s amazingly easy steps to planning your first agribusiness

Simple strategies to launch a lucrative farming enterprise

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