Farmer Stories

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 more…

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…

01
Dec

5 holiday foods Black Belt slaves, farmers popularized

African-American’s culinary contributions to the country started on plantations. In the South. In the nation’s Black Belt Region. Black slaves…

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…

08
Oct

Jon Jackson + Comfort Farms

The daybreak air is breezy. The chickens are already clucking. And Georgia farmer Jon Jackson smiles and waves as vehicles…