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Guide promotes Georgia agriculture

POSTED: October 19, 2013 7:30 p.m.

MOULTRIE — The Georgia Department of Agriculture unveiled the second issue of the Georgia Grown magazine at the 36th annual Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition, Commissioner Gary Black announced Tuesday.
The 132-page magazine is a 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 illustrates to readers across the state the importance of agriculture to Georgia’s economy,” Black said. “In Georgia Grown, you will find information regarding our state’s top commodities and new technological advances in agriculture, and see the importance that agribusiness plays in our state.”
The magazine, which is free, is intended to educate Georgia consumers about their food source and give a voice to the state’s farmers. The magazine features profiles of individual farmers. Articles focus on the state’s main commodities — cotton, peanuts, pecans and poultry — 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 is  at www.GAagriculture.com. The magazine’s online presence features farm-to-table recipes, agriculture facts and stats, videos and interviews with farmers across the state.

 

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