Farmer Stories

05
Jun

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…

03
Jun

Rainbow Coalition pushes Black farmers to contact U.S. Rep. Bishop

The conference call message to Black farmers across the nation was clear: Email or call U.S. Rep. Sanford D. Bishop…

25
May

Urban farmer creates pop-up possibilities for rural producers

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

04
May

Rural research student earns highest honor amid coronavirus

She ended her collegiate career as part of a historic class. The class of COVID-19. Jonesha Johnson, 20, joined…

28
Apr

CARES Act expands emergency resources for farm businesses

Facing losses during COVID-19? The recent CARES Act has provided additional emergency funding for farm businesses through the Small Business…

17
Apr

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…

02
Mar

Reactivating a federal commission for Black Belt Region success

Georgia leaders and influencers met in Milledgeville, Georgia, to continue a conversation that started over a decade ago — establishing…

25
Feb

BFN founder appointed to first-ever Rural Studies Institute post

Georgia College & State University has named Dr. Veronica L. Womack as the first executive director of its brand-new…

18
Oct

The rural politician pushing an agriculture, academic-driven agenda

It’s hard to picture the 25- to 30-year-old pecan grove’s potential at first glance. Thick, heavily twisted vines; random roadside…

11
Oct

Kaneisha Miller + EM Farms

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