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State ag department produces new magazine

POSTED: October 21, 2012 12:00 p.m.
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Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black discusses his department’s new magazine, Georgia Grown, Wednesday in Moultrie.

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MOULTRIE — The Georgia Department of Agriculture unveiled the premiere issue of the Georgia Grown magazine Wednesday at the Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition.

The 105-page magazine, which is free, is a comprehensive guide to Georgia’s farms, forests, food and exports, and serves as a synopsis for state legislators, business leaders and consumers about the impact of agriculture on the state’s economy.

“This magazine will illustrate to readers across the state the importance of agriculture to Georgia’s economy” Commissioner Gary W. Black said. “In Georgia Grown, you will find information regarding our state’s top commodities, new technological advances in agriculture and see the importance that agribusiness plays in our state.”

The magazine also is intended to educate Georgia consumers about their food source and give a voice to the state’s farmers. The magazine features original photography, charts and graphs and profiles. Articles focus on the state’s main commodities and other agriculture-based industries, such as forestry and agri-tourism, as well as innovations in technology and farm equipment in addition to the importance of the Georgia ports.

The digital version of Georgia Grown magazine will be hosted at GAagriculture.com. The magazine’s online presence features farm-to-table recipes, agriculture facts and stats, videos, and interviews with farmers across the state.

For more information, go to www.agr.georgia.gov or www.georgiagrown.com.

 

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