MOULTRIE — Colquitt County High School FFA members competed Feb. 4 at the state contest in agricultural marketing. The team won first place at the area competition with its agricultural marketing plan based on Lauri Jo’s Southern Style Canning in Norman Park. The team placed 2nd in the state with their plan and presentation. Team members, from left, Elizabeth Horne, Michael Schwarz and Katie Beth Tucker studied the current market and developed an advertising plan based on a real business model. The students will be honored on stage at the State FFA Convention in April in Macon.
- Growing Georgia, July 2014
- Forage producers ask questions about hay
Tifton grower Philip Grimes named Ga. Farmer of the Year
Philip Grimes of Tifton, Ga., will represent Georgia in the Southeastern Farmer of the Year event at the Sunbelt Ag Expo in October.
Georgia firms eye commercial uses of drones
One of the hottest viral videos over the July 4th weekend was taken by a camera-equipped drone that flew through exploding fireworks.
- Aerial applications on display
Irrigation may be key to increased pecan profits
The interest in pecan production over the last couple of years. Pecan producers have wanted to sharpen their production skills so they can increase production and hopefully increase their profit. Irrigation questions have become common as of late so let’s discuss some topics.
AgGeorgia pays out $305,000 to Colquitt County members
AgGeorgia Farm Credit customers recently received a welcomed envelope in their mailboxes. Last week the agricultural cooperative mailed out checks totaling nearly $7.5 million to their members statewide. This included $305,086 to members of the Moultrie Branch, which services Colquitt County.
Expo Field Day takes flight
Tractor-pulled trams won’t be the fastest form of transportation farmers see in the fields on Thursday during the annual field day in Moultrie as airplanes will be featured for the first time.
- Expo to hold Field Day on Thursday
Acreage reports are due July 15, FSA director says
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Georgia Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Fred Harrison reminds agricultural producers that July 15, 2014, is the deadline to file an acreage report for spring seeded crops. Planted acres must be reported to FSA by that date.
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