Agriculture + Lifestyle

2022 Holiday Gift Guide
11/22/2022

2022 Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for the perfect gift? Georgia-grown and locally hand-crafted items make thoughtful gifts for everyone on your list. Here are a few products we love.

Posted in Agritourism, Certified Farm Markets, Food

Holly Jolly Jamisons
11/22/2022

Holly Jolly Jamisons

The family’s Christmas traditions always include choosing a fresh tree, read along on where you can find your own Christmas tree at a Certified Farm Market.

Posted in Agritourism, Certified Farm Markets

A Fall Maze that Delivers
11/08/2022

A Fall Maze that Delivers

Poppell Farms presents an iconic fall maze, which features the mailman himself, Quarterback Stetson Bennett. One of our Certified Farm Markets, this family-oriented farm offers hayrides, a pumpkin patch, cow-train rides, and jumping pillows.

Posted in Agritourism, Certified Farm Markets

5 Steps to Save With a GFB Membership
11/04/2022

5 Steps to Save With a GFB Membership

We loved our trip the Georgia Aquarium and cannot wait to go back. Getting to enjoy a fantastic family activity while receiving a discount because of our Georgia Farm Bureau membership is a win, win. Learn how you can save with your membership too!

Posted in Member Benefits

Mommy and Me: Pumpkin Dog Treats
10/18/2022

Mommy and Me: Pumpkin Dog Treats

Lucky, the newest member of our Georgia Farm Bureau team loves these treats and we make sure we make a batch of them for every photo shoot. We hope you try your hand at baking Lucky's favorite snack, we're sure your pal will love them too! 

Posted in DIY, Food

Pumpkin Soup
10/18/2022

Pumpkin Soup

This savory soup is a cozy addition to any fall meal. It combines the flavors of pumpkin and spices with a hint of cream and crunch on top.

Posted in DIY, Food

Pumpkin Scones with Spiced Glaze
10/17/2022

Pumpkin Scones with Spiced Glaze

The perfect way to enjoy fall. These moist, flavorful scones pair nicely with a fresh cup of Joe while you're enjoying front-porch sitting in the North Georgia Mountains or anywhere really.

Posted in DIY, Food

Girls Can 'Cue Too
10/04/2022

Girls Can 'Cue Too

Dolan Brown's legacy inspired his granddaughters to open a barbecue restaurant

Posted in Food

Mommy & Me: Air Fryer Okra
10/03/2022

Mommy & Me: Air Fryer Okra

This quick and easy recipe highlights Georgia's okra and is perfect for little hands. So delicious you'll be popping those little pods into your mouth like popcorn. 

Posted in Certified Farm Markets, DIY, Food

Stewed Okra and Georgia Tomatoes
10/03/2022

Stewed Okra and Georgia Tomatoes

If it's not already, this recipe will soon become a staple in your household.  A popular southern dish, but you don't have to live in the south to enjoy this cozy combination.

Posted in Certified Farm Markets, DIY, Food

USDA Provides Assistance in Wake of Disasters
09/28/2022

USDA Provides Assistance in Wake of Disasters

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) encourages farmers in the path of Hurricane Ian that the agency has programs that provide assistance in the wake of disasters. In fact, they have regional, state and county offices standing by to help.

Posted in Agriculture

Double Duty
09/27/2022

Double Duty

During the day, father and son team of Allen Poole and Blake Poole are both busy with full-time jobs at the Georgia State Governor’s Office. When the work day is over, like most folks, they head home.

Posted in Lifestyle

Fresh Fixins
09/27/2022

Fresh Fixins

Fresh Fixins Created by chefs Lazar Brown Oglesby and Mary Beth Brown with Dolan’s Bar-B-Que in Statesboro.

Posted in DIY, Food, Lifestyle

Growing Family Traditions
09/27/2022

Growing Family Traditions

For a fifth-generation farmer, it’s not surprising that Jake Carter is living proof of the family bonds that can be forged on a farm. For his parents and grandparents, that meant growing up on Southern Belle Farm in Henry County.

Posted in Agritourism, Certified Farm Markets

Follow Us to the Fair
09/20/2022

Follow Us to the Fair

We look forward to the fair every year because it gives us a chance to meet with our members and celebrate our shared love of Georgia agriculture. This year we’re announcing exciting news!

Posted in Member Benefits

A Dash of Southern Flavor
09/20/2022

A Dash of Southern Flavor

These green vegetables make the perfect pickled treat. Fun to pick, and even more fun to pickle and save for later.

Posted in Certified Farm Markets, DIY, Food

3 Things to Look Forward to at Zoo Atlanta
08/11/2022

3 Things to Look Forward to at Zoo Atlanta

Spending time with our families is one of our most prized commodities. Our members can take advantage of every moment and enjoy discounted tickets at Zoo Atlanta. Here are three upcoming events happening at Zoo Atlanta over the next few months.

Posted in Member Benefits

Mommy & Me: Mini Peach Pies
07/22/2022

Mommy & Me: Mini Peach Pies

Perfect for little hands, packed with the flavor of Georgia peaches and coated with a sweet, sugary glaze. Your whole family will love them. Use a bit of caution because these are sure to become addictive.

Posted in Certified Farm Markets, DIY, Food

Broiled Peaches with Vanilla Ice Cream
07/20/2022

Broiled Peaches with Vanilla Ice Cream

A sweet and savory dessert featuring peaches and honey grown right here in Georgia. This classy dish will have your guests asking for more.

Posted in Certified Farm Markets, DIY, Food

Passport Adventures Through Ellijay
07/12/2022

Passport Adventures Through Ellijay

Possibly the most amiable of all Farm Passport routes is the drive down “apple alley.” Travelers can accumulate 10 stamps in just an hour and 20 minutes of drive time. 

Posted in Agritourism, Certified Farm Markets

Fresh Georgia Peach Salsa
07/12/2022

Fresh Georgia Peach Salsa

This beautiful salsa is packed full of flavor and vibrant colors from produce grown right here in the peach state. Enjoy this sweet and spicy blend with ripe Georgia peaches.

Posted in Certified Farm Markets, DIY, Food

High Fuel Prices Squeeze Farms and Ranches
07/01/2022

High Fuel Prices Squeeze Farms and Ranches

The American Farm Bureau released an article recently explaining how rising fuel prices are affecting farmers and ranchers. Farmers and ranchers are feeling the pressure as they battle the increasing costs of growing food and fiber.

Posted in Legislative

Mommy & Me: Mrs. Diane’s Blueberry Syrup
06/24/2022

Mommy & Me: Mrs. Diane’s Blueberry Syrup

A sweet addition to your favorite pancakes or ice cream. This recipe is so delicious you'll want to put it on everything.

Posted in Certified Farm Markets, Food

Spinach Salad with Fresh Blueberry Vinaigrette
06/21/2022

Spinach Salad with Fresh Blueberry Vinaigrette

Looking for a fresh salad with a beautiful, vibrant homemade dressing? This recipe highlights fresh, Georgia grown berries with a splash of lemon juice and sweet Georgia honey. Easy to put together and perfect for your next family cookout.

Posted in Certified Farm Markets, Food

Delectable Blueberry Lemon Cake
06/14/2022

Delectable Blueberry Lemon Cake

This most requested layer cake marries the flavors of citrus and blueberries with a smooth cream cheese frosting. It definitely earns the recognition of top crowd pleasing dessert and will soon become a favorite in your home.

Posted in Certified Farm Markets, Food

Farm Passport Adventures 
05/27/2022

Farm Passport Adventures 

The Farm Passport is a great reason to discover Georgia, support local farmers, and experience fresh food. The program helps you discover where your food comes from and supports those who make it possible. Let your Farm Passport guide you!

Posted in Agritourism, Certified Farm Markets, Member Benefits

GFB Members Can Now Save 15% at IHG Hotels & Resorts
05/17/2022

GFB Members Can Now Save 15% at IHG Hotels & Resorts

The school year is winding down and you’re getting closer to you summer vacation. Looking to save on your trip? Learn how members of Georgia Farm Bureau can now save up to 15% off at IHG Hotels and Resorts. 

Posted in Member Benefits

Just Shrimpin' Around
05/17/2022

Just Shrimpin' Around

Don’t miss an opportunity this summer to introduce your children to Georgia’s shrimp industry. Check out this sneak peek of May's book of the month, complete with kid-friendly activities and easy no bake recipes.

Posted in Ag in the Classroom, Agriculture, Education

Young Farmers & Ranchers Summer Leadership Conference FAQs
05/12/2022

Young Farmers & Ranchers Summer Leadership Conference FAQs

Young Farmers and Ranchers meet every year at the annual YF&R Summer Leadership Conference on Jekyll Island, Georgia. Here are a few frequently asked questions about Summer Leadership Conference. 

Posted in Agriculture, Education, Farm Bureau, Member Benefits

Mommy & Me: Fresh Strawberry Scones
04/29/2022

Mommy & Me: Fresh Strawberry Scones

These sweet, savory scones offer the perfect recipe for little helping hands in mom's kitchen.

Posted in Certified Farm Markets, DIY, Food

Sweet Strawberry Buttercream Cake
04/29/2022

Sweet Strawberry Buttercream Cake

Surprise your family and friends with this beautiful, sweet cake with the tastiest buttercream frosting around.

Posted in Certified Farm Markets, DIY, Food

Refreshing Strawberry Watermelon Salad
04/29/2022

Refreshing Strawberry Watermelon Salad

A sweet and refreshingly beautiful side for the perfect springtime meal.

Posted in Certified Farm Markets, DIY, Food

Books We Love
04/12/2022

Books We Love

Help expand your children and student's imagination while discovering how significant agriculture is in our everyday lives through these top books that highlight Georgia's top 10 commodities

Posted in Ag in the Classroom, Education

Celebrating Our Ag Heroes
03/22/2022

Celebrating Our Ag Heroes

We're celebrating the heroes of agriculture in our lives, and we’ve asked some of Georgia Farm Bureau’s own to share their Ag Heroes. Here's what they had to say.

Posted in Agriculture

Celebrate Georgia Ag Week with Georgia Farm Bureau
03/15/2022

Celebrate Georgia Ag Week with Georgia Farm Bureau

Georgia Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom Program along with several statewide partners want to help you celebrate Georgia Ag Week, March 21st through 25th.

Posted in Ag in the Classroom, Agriculture, DIY, Education, Gardening

A Passport Story
03/15/2022

A Passport Story

Though agriculture is Georgia’s most important industry, it’s easy to not think about it. It blends in – it is the countryside and landscape; but once you become aware of it, it’s seemingly everywhere, and it’s fascinating.

Posted in Agritourism, Certified Farm Markets

Fresh Fixins
03/01/2022

Fresh Fixins

With help from our Certified Farm Markets, try this savory Southern-style seafood and vegetable dish created by Daniel Zeal, resort executive chef at Sea Island Company.

Posted in DIY, Food

Amazing Oysters
03/01/2022

Amazing Oysters

Shellfish Research Lab helps Georgia make strides in oyster aquaculture.

Posted in Agriculture, Agritourism

Frenchy’s Blues
03/01/2022

Frenchy’s Blues

Former Atlanta Brave Jeff Francoeur and his family’s successful berry farm. The story of how he went from the right field to the farm field.

Posted in Agriculture, Agritourism

Dairy: Good for Me, Good for the Planet
02/22/2022

Dairy: Good for Me, Good for the Planet

Don't miss this virtual presentation in partnership with the Dairy Alliance. Register by March 7th at 4PM.

Posted in Ag in the Classroom, Agriculture, Education

A Waffle Lot to Love
02/22/2022

A Waffle Lot to Love

How do you make a waffle smile? Easy! Just butter it up! Check out these waffle ideas made from ingredients from our Certified Farm Markets, all guaranteed to make you smile.

Posted in Certified Farm Markets, DIY, Food

Happy Holsteins
02/21/2022

Happy Holsteins

Robotics help produce healthy cows at Hillcrest Farms

Posted in Agriculture, Certified Farm Markets

Oh Christmas Tree
12/08/2021

Oh Christmas Tree

Ready to deck the halls? Excited for Saint Nick's arrival? Check out the Christmas tree markets across the state where you can pick up your perfect evergreen and even a few locations where you can cut your own tree!

Posted in Agriculture, Agritourism, Certified Farm Markets, DIY

No-Bake Pecan Pie Truffles
11/24/2021

No-Bake Pecan Pie Truffles

All of the flavor of traditional Pecan Pie without the baking time.

Posted in Certified Farm Markets, DIY, Food

2021 Holiday Gift Guide
11/24/2021

2021 Holiday Gift Guide

If you haven't quite finished your Christmas shopping list, we have a few products to show you that we love and are created by Georgians.

Posted in Lifestyle

Pumpkin Pie Dip
11/23/2021

Pumpkin Pie Dip

Fall is the season for all things Pumpkin and if you want all of the flavor of Pumpkin Pie without having to actually bake the pie, you'll want to try this creamy, flavorful dip.

Posted in Food

Easy Cranberry Brie Bites
11/23/2021

Easy Cranberry Brie Bites

A simple recipe that packs a lot of flavor and looks sophisticated. Your guests will think you spent all day creating these little wonders.

Posted in Food

Bacon-Wrapped Brussels Sprouts
11/22/2021

Bacon-Wrapped Brussels Sprouts

This easy dish, puts a spin on plain ol' Brussel Sprouts will become a staple at your thanksgiving table.

Posted in Food

From the Armed Forces to Agriculture: Farming Resources for Veterans
11/09/2021

From the Armed Forces to Agriculture: Farming Resources for Veterans

Military veterans put their lives on the line to defend our country, but the adjustment back to civilian life can be a tough one. Find out about the many resources for veterans to help them learn about farming and even become a farmer themselves. 

Posted in Agriculture

Have You Thanked a Farmer Today?
10/11/2021

Have You Thanked a Farmer Today?

Did you know that farmers make up less than 2% of the population, and somehow they’re able to feed and clothe the world. They have a tough job so today and every day they deserve our appreciation.

Posted in Agriculture

Reaching Beyond Rural
09/21/2021

Reaching Beyond Rural

‘Critter Fixers’ veterinarians share their love of unusual animals with a national TV audience.

Posted in Agriculture

A Fresh Path
09/21/2021

A Fresh Path

There are many words to describe her — owner, farmer, businesswoman, mechanic, steward — but the two she’s most proud of are female and first-generation.

Posted in Agriculture

Nora Mill
09/08/2021

Nora Mill

After 145 years, Nora Mill Granary proves that old-fashioned is fashionable once more.

Posted in Agritourism

Twice as Nice
09/08/2021

Twice as Nice

Two families with special-needs children find that ag delivers multiple life lessons

Posted in Agriculture, Lifestyle

Barnsley Resort's Cream of Butternut Squash Soup
09/08/2021

Barnsley Resort's Cream of Butternut Squash Soup

The perfect combination of creamy soup, collard greens and crispy country ham. This recipe makes an easy entertaining meal in the busy fall season.

Posted in Certified Farm Markets, DIY, Food, Lifestyle

An Open Flame
09/03/2021

An Open Flame

Whether you’re igniting the backyard fire pit or stoking one at a camp site, treat yourself to an outdoor breakfast of steak and eggs with a side of seasonable veggies.

Posted in Lifestyle

10 Ideas for Your Fall Bucket List
09/03/2021

10 Ideas for Your Fall Bucket List

The fall season brings so much to look forward to, and there's no better place to experience fall than on the farm!

Posted in Agritourism, Certified Farm Markets, Lifestyle

The Giving Trees
09/03/2021

The Giving Trees

Not only does the forestry industry generate jobs, economic output, and more than 5,000 life-sustaining products, Georgia trees clean our air and water in the process.

Posted in Agriculture, Education

Join National Read a Book Day
08/16/2021

Join National Read a Book Day

Join us for a moovelous literacy experience to celebration National Read a Book Day on September 6th

Posted in Ag in the Classroom, Education

One Family Shares Their Peach Farm Route
07/23/2021

One Family Shares Their Peach Farm Route

Let the GFB Passport be your guide to some of the best peaches in the Peach State!

Posted in Agritourism, Certified Farm Markets

Celebrating 84 Years of Georgia Farm Bureau
06/15/2021

Celebrating 84 Years of Georgia Farm Bureau

Georgia Farm Bureau began 84 years ago this month, and we’ve been through many milestones along the way. We are so proud of our history and our mission to serve Georgians. Take a look back at some memories that are important to us.

Posted in Agriculture, Certified Farm Markets, Education, Farm Bureau, Insurance

Shop Local for the Perfect Father’s Day Gifts
06/11/2021

Shop Local for the Perfect Father’s Day Gifts

Father’s Day is right around the corner, and we have the perfect gift guide for you. Our Certified Farm Markets have a lot to offer and serve as the perfect gift for dad!

Posted in Agritourism, Certified Farm Markets, Food

Celebrate Dairy Month with the Book of the Year
05/20/2021

Celebrate Dairy Month with the Book of the Year

June is Dairy Month, and in honor of this we have compiled a list of resources to help you learn more about a popular book and about the dairy industry in Georgia.

Posted in Ag in the Classroom

Mason Jar Peach Ice Cream
05/19/2021

Mason Jar Peach Ice Cream

This must-try recipe is easy, quick, and delicious. Just in time for sweet Georgia peach season.

Posted in Certified Farm Markets, DIY, Food

Plan Your Perfect Summer Break
05/19/2021

Plan Your Perfect Summer Break

As a Georgia Farm Bureau member you have access to more than 300,000 discount offers for local, regional and national brands. Learn how you can plan your perfect summer vacation without breaking the bank.

Posted in Lifestyle, Member Benefits

DIY-Dried Strawberries
05/12/2021

DIY-Dried Strawberries

This simple recipe helps you keep this sweet treat as a healthy snack long after strawberry season is over.

Posted in Ag in the Classroom, Agritourism, Certified Farm Markets, DIY, Food

Simple Roasted Cabbage
04/07/2021

Simple Roasted Cabbage

An easy, quick recipe that is sure to impress your dinner guests.

Posted in DIY, Food

Products We Love
04/07/2021

Products We Love

These products make easy gifts for spring celebrations or can be the perfect way to treat yourself. 

Posted in Certified Farm Markets, Gardening, Lifestyle

Fresh Fruit Toast Recipes
03/26/2021

Fresh Fruit Toast Recipes

Get inspired by what’s growing during fresh fruit season in Georgia with these delicious toast recipes.

Posted in Certified Farm Markets, DIY, Food

Experience Ag on Trail 37
03/25/2021

Experience Ag on Trail 37

Trail 37, Georgia’s first official agritourism highway, takes travelers on a gorgeous tour of South Georgia’s bountiful ag country.

Posted in Agritourism, Certified Farm Markets, Lifestyle

Farm Passport Tips from Real Travelers
03/16/2021

Farm Passport Tips from Real Travelers

Two experienced travelers share advice on making the most of your summer using the Farm Passport

Posted in Agritourism, Certified Farm Markets

Georgia Ag Week 2021
03/09/2021

Georgia Ag Week 2021

Celebrate Georgia Ag Week with us through fun themed days!

Posted in Agriculture, Food

Our Adventure
03/08/2021

Our Adventure

Hear the story of one couple's journey across the state with the Farm Passport.

Posted in Agritourism, Certified Farm Markets, Food

At Home with the McCalls
03/03/2021

At Home with the McCalls

Some use family recipes as a link between generation to generation. We gathered in the McCall’s kitchen to share in their family memories while they prepared a meal together. 

Posted in Agriculture, Certified Farm Markets, Food, Lifestyle

Four Spring Salad Recipes
03/01/2021

Four Spring Salad Recipes

Nobody dresses up a salad better than Georgia Farm Bureau's Certified Farm Markets! Grab your Passport and try these delicious salads this spring.

Posted in Agritourism, Food

Fresh Fixins with Georgia Chef Holly Chute
02/26/2021

Fresh Fixins with Georgia Chef Holly Chute

This edition of Fresh Fixins features Georgia Honey Pecan Shrimp with Shitake Scallion Goat Cheese Grits.

Posted in Certified Farm Markets, Food

Purple people pleaser
02/25/2021

Purple people pleaser

Red Oak Lavender Farm enchants visitors and lovers of the Mediterranean plant

Posted in Agritourism, Lifestyle

Looking good, doing good
02/24/2021

Looking good, doing good

Inspired by the gentlemen who were hard working in the field but dressed in their Sunday best for fancy occasions, Southern Proper is classic, courteous, crisp and tied like a well-knotted bowtie.

Posted in Agriculture, Lifestyle

Candied Citrus Garnish
02/23/2021

Candied Citrus Garnish

This easy candied citrus recipe is great for dressing up a simple cake, taking a glass of sweet tea to the next level, or even just as a sweet snack.

Posted in Certified Farm Markets, Food

It’s Carnival Time-King Cake Recipe
02/09/2021

It’s Carnival Time-King Cake Recipe

This sweet treat with hints of cinnamon goes perfectly with a cup of coffee. You can make it with just cinnamon inside or mix it up with pecans, or your favorite preserves from your local Certified Farm Market.

Posted in Certified Farm Markets, Food

A Mother-Son Farm Passport Adventure
02/04/2021

A Mother-Son Farm Passport Adventure

The Farm Passport provided this young mother with the adventure she and her son needed during a summer of COVID-related shut-downs

Posted in Agritourism, Certified Farm Markets, Lifestyle

Retirees Live it Up with a New Type of Passport
01/28/2021

Retirees Live it Up with a New Type of Passport

They may not have stamped their US passport book in 2020, but they discovered new places and made plenty of memories with their Farm Passport.

Posted in Agritourism, Certified Farm Markets, Lifestyle

The Perfect Cookie For Your 2020 Cookie Swap
12/10/2020

The Perfect Cookie For Your 2020 Cookie Swap

Not only does this cookie melt in your mouth, it will fool your friends into thinking you spent hours in the kitchen preparing them.

Posted in Certified Farm Markets, Food

2020 Holiday Gift Guide
12/08/2020

2020 Holiday Gift Guide

If you are looking for the perfect gift for a family member or a friend, we've got the perfect thing for you. Here are a few items we love this holiday season.

Posted in Lifestyle

Top Holiday Traditions You Should Try in 2020
12/02/2020

Top Holiday Traditions You Should Try in 2020

Create memories with loved ones by spending quality time with those you’re close with this holiday season with these top holiday traditions you should try in 2020, don't miss the bonus gift guide at the bottom.

Posted in Certified Farm Markets, Lifestyle

5-Bean Veggie Soup
11/20/2020

5-Bean Veggie Soup

Soon there will be a cool breeze blowing and sweater weather will be just on the horizon. That means, it's time to cozy up to a warm bowl of soup.

Posted in Certified Farm Markets, Food

Celebrating STEM
11/06/2020

Celebrating STEM

November 8th is national STEM Day and I wanted to give you a simple activity that you can do at home or at school.

Posted in Ag in the Classroom, Education

Farmers Make the Holidays Special
10/26/2020

Farmers Make the Holidays Special

As we enter the holiday season remember to thank a farmer for all they do to help us celebrate the upcoming holidays. 

Posted in Ag in the Classroom, Agritourism, Certified Farm Markets, Education

Celebrating Fall in 2020 
10/23/2020

Celebrating Fall in 2020 

Wherever you live in Georgia, we’ve got your fall plans covered. Fall is flying by, plan your visit today and don’t forget to bring your Farm Passport.

Posted in Uncategorized

Carnival Caramel Apples
10/06/2020

Carnival Caramel Apples

Create your own sweet treats with this easy caramel apple recipe that's fun for the whole family.

Posted in Food

Fair-style Corn
10/06/2020

Fair-style Corn

This easy treat will remind you of the fall weather and the Georgia National Fair.

Posted in Uncategorized

A glimpse inside Green Gate Farm
10/05/2020

A glimpse inside Green Gate Farm

It's a family operation at Green Gate, where they care for chickens and cow

Posted in Agriculture, Education

Georgia National Fair Lemonade Recipe
09/30/2020

Georgia National Fair Lemonade Recipe

Whether sweet or tart, this lemonade has something for everyone from eight to eighty.

Posted in Food

Copycat Fair Corn Dog Recipe
09/30/2020

Copycat Fair Corn Dog Recipe

Bring the fair straight into your home with these simple and delicious corn dogs.

Posted in Food, Lifestyle

'I Left the Land Better Than I Found It'
09/28/2020

'I Left the Land Better Than I Found It'

World-famous musician Chuck Leavell makes sustainability and forestry cool

Posted in Lifestyle

Fresh Fixins with Chef Jamie Keating: Coca-Cola Glazed Braised Pork Medallions
09/25/2020

Fresh Fixins with Chef Jamie Keating: Coca-Cola Glazed Braised Pork Medallions

With help from our Certified Fam Markets, discover Jamie’s recipe for an elevated tailgate meal.

Posted in Food

How Farmers Can Advocate for Their Industry
09/09/2020

How Farmers Can Advocate for Their Industry

10 ways farmers can get involved and make sure their voices are heard this election

Posted in Legislative

Teaching about agriculture is as easy as A B C
09/08/2020

Teaching about agriculture is as easy as A B C

Georgia has over 42,000 farms that grow anything from Apples to Zucchini.

Posted in Ag in the Classroom, Education

Fresh Ways to Enjoy Crisp Georgia Apples
09/01/2020

Fresh Ways to Enjoy Crisp Georgia Apples

Nothing says fall like apple picking. Here are two new ways to enjoy the fruits of your labor!

Posted in Food

Tomato Sandwich Four Ways
08/28/2020

Tomato Sandwich Four Ways

It's tough to beat a fresh tomato sandwich. Here are four ways to enjoy a summer favorite.

Posted in Food

A Livelihood and a Passion
08/18/2020

A Livelihood and a Passion

Set in the North Georgia mountains, Bramlett Trout Farms is a leader in high-quality rainbow trout production

Posted in Agriculture, Lifestyle

Ag-Tivities with Lauren: Pollinators
08/18/2020

Ag-Tivities with Lauren: Pollinators

Get ready to “bee” amazed!

Posted in Ag in the Classroom, Education

Vote Today in Georgia's General Primary Runoff Election
08/11/2020

Vote Today in Georgia's General Primary Runoff Election

Find the list of contested races in Georgia's primary run-off election on September 11 and links to learn more about candidates.

Posted in Legislative

Summer Grilling Tips and Recipes
07/23/2020

Summer Grilling Tips and Recipes

GFB thanks Charlsy Godowns from the Georgia Beef Board for sharing recipes, grilling tips, and the stories behind Georgia beef.

Posted in Uncategorized

Ag-Tivities with Lauren: Ice Cream Month
07/13/2020

Ag-Tivities with Lauren: Ice Cream Month

It’s summertime and that means two things- hot summer days and ice cream for dessert!

Posted in Ag in the Classroom, Education

Products He'll Love
06/10/2020

Products He'll Love

Here are a few items he'll love for Father's Day

Posted in Certified Farm Markets, Food, Lifestyle

Burning Calories in the Garden
06/04/2020

Burning Calories in the Garden

Get fit and grow a beautiful garden at the same time! Learn more about how gardening is good for your health.

Posted in Ag in the Classroom, DIY, Gardening

Delectable Vegetable Quiche
06/02/2020

Delectable Vegetable Quiche

Amp up your daily veggie requirement with this cheesy, flavorful quiche recipe

Posted in Food

The Farm Passport Rock Hunt
05/27/2020

The Farm Passport Rock Hunt

Presented by GFB’s Certified Farm Market, the Farm Passport Rock Hunt is an exciting adventure where you can earn prizes!

Posted in Agritourism, Certified Farm Markets

Ag-Tivities with Lauren: 'Wonderful Worms'
05/22/2020

Ag-Tivities with Lauren: 'Wonderful Worms'

This lesson is all about worms, and you may be surprised by what you learn!

Posted in Ag in the Classroom, Education

Peach Tea with Mint
05/22/2020

Peach Tea with Mint

As the days get hotter, cool down with this refreshing combo of fresh peaches, mint and sweet iced tea.

Posted in Food

Tips to Build the Perfect Beef Burger
05/18/2020

Tips to Build the Perfect Beef Burger

Here are a few tips courtesy of the Cattlemen's Association on how to create the perfect burger.

Posted in Food, Lifestyle

Farm Passport: Your Summer Route Through Middle Georgia
05/14/2020

Farm Passport: Your Summer Route Through Middle Georgia

The Farm Passport can help you discover hidden treasures in the middle of the state. Here's an easy route to take!

Posted in Certified Farm Markets

Farm Passport: Your Summer Route Through North Georgia
05/14/2020

Farm Passport: Your Summer Route Through North Georgia

Have an adventure in North Georgia using the Farm Passport! Here's a guide.

Posted in Certified Farm Markets

Farm Passport: Your Summer Route Through South Georgia
05/14/2020

Farm Passport: Your Summer Route Through South Georgia

Our Farm Market Coordinator pulled together three routes to help you explore all Georgia farms have to offer! First up: South Georgia.

Posted in Certified Farm Markets

Products She'll Love
05/07/2020

Products She'll Love

Here are a few products we love that will show mom how much you care on Mother's Day

Posted in Certified Farm Markets, Food, Lifestyle

Georgia Dairy Farms Feed America
05/07/2020

Georgia Dairy Farms Feed America

Georgia Dairy Farms By the Numbers - Georgia's Dairy Farms Are Vital to America's Economy and Dinner Plate

Posted in Agriculture, Food

Ag-Tivities with Lauren: Little Red Overalls
04/28/2020

Ag-Tivities with Lauren: Little Red Overalls

Are you read for a berry good time?

Posted in Ag in the Classroom, Education

Ag-Tivities with Lauren: Earth Day
04/22/2020

Ag-Tivities with Lauren: Earth Day

Celebrate Earth Day with Georgia Farm Bureau

Posted in Ag in the Classroom, Education

Ag-Tivities with Lauren: And Then It’s Spring!
04/15/2020

Ag-Tivities with Lauren: And Then It’s Spring!

This week's Ag-Tivities with Lauren features

Posted in Ag in the Classroom, Education

A spring guide to discovering Georgia Agriculture
04/15/2020

A spring guide to discovering Georgia Agriculture

Looking for a place to buy your essentials with low crowds, high safety measures, and beautiful scenery? Your local farm has you covered.

Posted in Certified Farm Markets, Food

Ag-Tivities With Lauren: Celebrating Easter
04/07/2020

Ag-Tivities With Lauren: Celebrating Easter

Celebrate Easter with us with these fun ag learning activities

Posted in Ag in the Classroom

Make My Plate Georgia Grown - Brunch Edition
03/27/2020

Make My Plate Georgia Grown - Brunch Edition

Celebrate Georgia Agriculture with this brunch menu.

Posted in Agriculture, Certified Farm Markets, Food

Celebrating Our Heroes
03/24/2020

Celebrating Our Heroes

During Georgia Ag Week, we are taking time to celebrate those who have inspired us.

Posted in Agriculture

Fresh Fixins with Anne Quantrano: Oven Roasted Chicken with Bread Salad
03/23/2020

Fresh Fixins with Anne Quantrano: Oven Roasted Chicken with Bread Salad

A simple yet delicious springtime chicken dinner

Posted in Food

A Few of Anne's Favorite Things
03/23/2020

A Few of Anne's Favorite Things

Anne Quantrano, James Beard Award-winning chef, answers a few of life's most pressing questions.

Posted in Lifestyle

Back to Her Roots
03/23/2020

Back to Her Roots

A return to the family farm sparked culinary success for chef Anne Quatrano, chef behind the wildly popular Bacchanalia.

Posted in Food, Lifestyle

Family, faith and the farm
03/23/2020

Family, faith and the farm

Laura Pallas and Cameron Phillips start new life chapter at Buffalo Creek Berry Farm

Posted in Lifestyle

At-Home Ag Education Resources for Kids and Parents
03/23/2020

At-Home Ag Education Resources for Kids and Parents

Get outdoors with your kids. Learn about how the world works.  Agriculture offers a fun framework for learning about science, math, history and more.

Posted in Ag in the Classroom

Grow Your Own Pizza Garden
03/20/2020

Grow Your Own Pizza Garden

Introduce kids to the magic of growing their own food with a pizza garden

Posted in Ag in the Classroom

Celebrate Georgia Ag Week With Us
03/20/2020

Celebrate Georgia Ag Week With Us

The team at Georgia Farm Bureau is excited about Georgia’s first all-virtual Georgia Ag Week. Join in on the fun from home!

Posted in Ag in the Classroom, Agriculture, Certified Farm Markets, Education

Virtual Dairy Learning Tools
03/19/2020

Virtual Dairy Learning Tools

From the cheese in our casseroles to the butter on our biscuit, dairy adds flavor to our meals and enriches our lives. 

Posted in Uncategorized

The Story Behind the 2020 Passport Cover
03/18/2020

The Story Behind the 2020 Passport Cover

Featured on the 2020 Farm Passport is a real family who enjoyed the 2019 Farm Passport - Get their travel tips!

Posted in Uncategorized

Dollywood Celebrates 35 Years with New Festival
03/09/2020

Dollywood Celebrates 35 Years with New Festival

Dollywood’s Flower & Food Festival is a five-week event bringing vibrant spring fin to the Smokies in 2020.

Posted in Member Benefits

Women in Agriculture
03/05/2020

Women in Agriculture

We're celebrating Women's History Month by highlighting just a few of the strong women of agriculture who work tirelessly to feed their families and the growing world as well.

Posted in Uncategorized

Promoting agriculture through education
03/05/2020

Promoting agriculture through education

According to Heather Cabe, “The future of our livelihood depends on us telling our story.”

Posted in Ag in the Classroom, Farm Bureau

Angel Food Cake with Macerated Strawberries
03/04/2020

Angel Food Cake with Macerated Strawberries

A James Beard Award-winning Chef and Restaurateur Shares a Light and Refreshing Summer Dessert

Posted in Food, Lifestyle

Protect Yourself from Identity Theft this Tax Season
02/21/2020

Protect Yourself from Identity Theft this Tax Season

Tax season is also open-season for tax-related identity theft. Get tips on how to stay safe this tax season.

Posted in Member Benefits

Maple Apple Pie
12/10/2019

Maple Apple Pie

Craving something sweet to enjoy on a cold winter night? This classic pie is sure to hit the spot. 

Posted in Certified Farm Markets, Lifestyle

2019 Holiday Gift Guide
12/10/2019

2019 Holiday Gift Guide

A handful of good things you're sure to fancy this holiday season - best served alongside a mug of apple cider and a cozy scarf.

Posted in Lifestyle

Brown Butter Honey Garlic Roasted Carrots
10/21/2019

Brown Butter Honey Garlic Roasted Carrots

Carrots are a crunchy root vegetable that can easily be paired with savory or sweet ingredients, and when you combine the two, makes for an undeniably delicious side dish.

Posted in Certified Farm Markets, Food, Lifestyle

Get pump-kined about fall reading!
10/09/2019

Get pump-kined about fall reading!

It's officially fall which means along with cooler temps and crunchy leaves comes all things pumpkins! Pumpkin patches, pumpkin carving, roasting seeds and of course reading!

Posted in Ag in the Classroom, Agriculture, Education

Fresh Fixins Inspired by Chef Stanley Simon, Georgia Governor’s Mansion
09/25/2019

Fresh Fixins Inspired by Chef Stanley Simon, Georgia Governor’s Mansion

With help from our Certified Farm Markets, discover recipes that are satisfying and sure to warm your core on crisp fall nights.

Posted in Agriculture, Certified Farm Markets, Food, Lifestyle

Equal Parts Science and Spirit
09/25/2019

Equal Parts Science and Spirit

Sweet Grass Dairy merges a love of farming with creativity to create renowned cheeses.

Posted in Agriculture, Food, Lifestyle

First Lady Marty Kemp Helps Grow Georgia
09/25/2019

First Lady Marty Kemp Helps Grow Georgia

Before Marty Kemp moved into the Governor’s Mansion in Atlanta, she admitted she wasn’t that great at growing a garden. Now, as she looks across her lush green lawn, Georgia’s First Lady has the state’s first industry on her mind daily.

Posted in Agriculture, Food, Gardening, Lifestyle

Fall for reading this September
09/16/2019

Fall for reading this September

The seasons are a changing and apples are ripe for the picking! Check out our September reading list to learn about these crisp and crunchy beauties.

Posted in Ag in the Classroom, Agriculture, Education

Top Things to Fall for!
09/10/2019

Top Things to Fall for!

This fall take a memorable day trip with your friends and family. Bond over being lost together in a corn maze, sharing an apple pie or picking out pumpkins to carve.

Posted in Agriculture, Agritourism, Certified Farm Markets, Food, Lifestyle

Macon Burger Week
09/04/2019

Macon Burger Week

For the second year in a row, the Georgia Beef Board is putting on Macon Burger Week. An entire seven days of nineteen local restaurants that have carefully crafted burgers for the week, all for just $5.

Posted in Agriculture, Food, Lifestyle

Classic Caprese Salad
08/20/2019

Classic Caprese Salad

Did you know that there are 32 Certified Farm Markets across the state of Georgia that sell fresh, in-season and locally grown tomatoes?

Posted in Certified Farm Markets, Food

Preserving Georgia Greatness, Year-Round!
08/08/2019

Preserving Georgia Greatness, Year-Round!

In order to enjoy Georgia's harvest year-round, many take advantage of the Georgia Agricultural Education Food Processing Centers.

Posted in Food, Lifestyle

Member Benefit: Ford Promotes Environmentally Friendly Auto Parts!
07/24/2019

Member Benefit: Ford Promotes Environmentally Friendly Auto Parts!

When you recycle plastic bottles, do you ever stop and think about where that plastic ends up? One answer: Ford vehicles.

Posted in Member Benefits

Conservation is Key!
07/08/2019

Conservation is Key!

Learn how to conserve our most precious resources.

Posted in Lifestyle

Brown Butter Pecan Cookies
07/01/2019

Brown Butter Pecan Cookies

There's something incredibly harmonious about the delicious combination of brown butter and pecans!

Posted in Certified Farm Markets, Food

Peanut Butter Pretzel Bark
06/14/2019

Peanut Butter Pretzel Bark

Peanut butter is an excellent source of protein and certainly a decadent treat when paired with the sweetness of chocolate and the saltiness of pretzels!

Posted in Food, Lifestyle

Green Onion Pesto
06/03/2019

Green Onion Pesto

Green onion pesto packs a peppery punch that's much different than the traditional basil version which tends to be more mild and sweet.

Posted in Food, Lifestyle

Grow Your Summer Reading List!
05/15/2019

Grow Your Summer Reading List!

We're right on the brink of summer which means the school year is about to come to a close! Whether your summer is filled with craft projects, going to camp, or trips to the beach—make time for reading and learning about agriculture!

Posted in Ag in the Classroom, Agriculture, Education

Strawberry Jam
05/08/2019

Strawberry Jam

Strawberry season is about to sunset, so make haste and enjoy the last of these delicious red rubies before it's too late!

Posted in Agriculture, Certified Farm Markets, Food

Discover Georgia’s Specialty Crops
05/01/2019

Discover Georgia’s Specialty Crops

Georgia’s specialty crops include a wide range of fruits and vegetables.

Posted in Agriculture, Agritourism, Certified Farm Markets

Meet Dawson Adams, FFA South Region State Vice President
04/24/2019

Meet Dawson Adams, FFA South Region State Vice President

Dawson shares the aspect of his tenure as a state officer that he enjoyed the most!

Posted in Agriculture, Lifestyle

Meet Thomas Maddox, FFA Central Region State Vice President
04/24/2019

Meet Thomas Maddox, FFA Central Region State Vice President

Find out what Thomas' biggest challenge was that he faced as a state officer and how he overcame it!

Posted in Agriculture, Lifestyle

Meet Brittany Braddy, FFA Central Region State Vice President
04/24/2019

Meet Brittany Braddy, FFA Central Region State Vice President

Discover the role agriculture plays in Brittany's life!

Posted in Agriculture, Lifestyle

Meet Ava Jane Teasley, FFA North Region State Vice President
04/24/2019

Meet Ava Jane Teasley, FFA North Region State Vice President

Hear how Ava Jane would explain her experience in FFA to someone who is unfamiliar with the program!

Posted in Agriculture, Legislative

Meet Doster Harper, FFA North Region State Vice President
04/24/2019

Meet Doster Harper, FFA North Region State Vice President

Learn what drove Doster to run for state office!

Posted in Agriculture, Lifestyle

Pecan Pie Bars
04/16/2019

Pecan Pie Bars

April is National Pecan Month! Celebrate with these delicious pecan pie bar...just like your favorite slice, but no fork or plate required!

Posted in Certified Farm Markets, Food

Certified Farm Market Spring Bucket List
04/08/2019

Certified Farm Market Spring Bucket List

Are you looking for ways to enjoy the new blooms of color and warmer temperatures outside? Look no further than the Certified Farm Market Spring Bucket List!

Posted in Agriculture, Agritourism, Certified Farm Markets, Lifestyle

Georgia Farm Bureau Insurance – Being Different Matters
03/28/2019

Georgia Farm Bureau Insurance – Being Different Matters

With so many options to choose from, why choose to work with a Georgia Farm Bureau insurance agent?

Posted in Insurance, Lifestyle

Products We Love
03/19/2019

Products We Love

We’ve scoured the state to find Georgia-based items worthy of major bragging rights.

Posted in Certified Farm Markets, Food, Lifestyle

Fresh Fixins with Georgia-Based Chef, Rebecca Egsieker
03/18/2019

Fresh Fixins with Georgia-Based Chef, Rebecca Egsieker

With help from our Certified Farm Markets, Chef Rebecca Egsieker of The Dairy Alliance shares recipes that’ll have your guests exclaiming, ‘I do declare!’ and clamoring for a proper southern afternoon tea—pinky in the air.

Posted in Agriculture, Certified Farm Markets, Food, Lifestyle

From Crops to Pops, King of Pops
03/14/2019

From Crops to Pops, King of Pops

When word sprouts up that the world’s first popsicle farm was planted, grown and cultivated in Georgia, you lend a listening ear and a curious green thumb.

Posted in Agriculture, Lifestyle

Let’s Be Frank…Certified Farm Markets know how to dress a dog!
03/12/2019

Let’s Be Frank…Certified Farm Markets know how to dress a dog!

Gussied up hot dogs can turn humdrum backyard grilling into a smashing soiree.

Posted in Agriculture, Certified Farm Markets, Food

Growing My Community
03/11/2019

Growing My Community

Meet Chy Kellogg, Cobb County Volunteer. Discover how Chy's local Farm Bureau inspired her to get involved with agriculture

Posted in Ag in the Classroom, Agriculture, Certified Farm Markets, Education, Farm Bureau, Lifestyle, Member Benefits

Leading Causes of Farming Accidents...Experience!
03/05/2019

Leading Causes of Farming Accidents...Experience!

During Ag Safety Awareness Week, learn from Dr. Rains about the leading causes of farming accidents!

Posted in Agriculture, Lifestyle

Meet Clay Parker, State FFA Secretary
02/20/2019

Meet Clay Parker, State FFA Secretary

Clay shares the story of how he became involved in FFA!

Posted in Agriculture, Lifestyle

Meet Bryce Roland, State FFA President
02/18/2019

Meet Bryce Roland, State FFA President

Bryce shares the goals he hopes to achieve during his tenure as a state officer!

Posted in Agriculture, Lifestyle

Creamy Shiitake Mushroom Soup
02/15/2019

Creamy Shiitake Mushroom Soup

On cold winter nights, a creamy, bone warming mushroom soup will leave spoons sad when you finish!

Posted in Certified Farm Markets, Food, Lifestyle

A Few Ag Books We Love
02/07/2019

A Few Ag Books We Love

Just as love is all around, so it agriculture! The best way to show your love is to give the gift of reading!

Posted in Ag in the Classroom, Agriculture, Education

Collecting Old Farm Trucks
02/01/2019

Collecting Old Farm Trucks

Discover the priceless links to farming past through one man's hobby.

Posted in Agriculture, Lifestyle

Cure the Winter Blues with Story Time!
01/25/2019

Cure the Winter Blues with Story Time!

There's no better cure to the winter blues than reading and story time! Introducing agriculture during this time of year will remind your children and students what the promise of spring holds.

Posted in Ag in the Classroom, Agriculture, Education, Lifestyle

Broadband is not a Luxury, it’s a Necessity
01/21/2019

Broadband is not a Luxury, it’s a Necessity

Farmers and ranchers need broadband to use the latest precision agricultural equipment, follow commodity markets, communicate with their customers, gain access to new markets around the world and, increasingly, for regulatory compliance.

Posted in Agriculture, Lifestyle

Balsamic Brussels Sprouts
01/16/2019

Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

Balsamic Brussels Sprouts mix sweet, savory, crispy and bacon...because everything is better with bacon!

Posted in Certified Farm Markets, Food, Lifestyle

Give the Gift of Reading!
12/13/2018

Give the Gift of Reading!

With Christmas right around the corner, choose to give the gift of reading this year! Ag in the Classroom Coordinator, Lauren Goble, has compiled a list of agriculture based Christmas books that help children learn while celebrating the holiday!

Posted in Ag in the Classroom, Agriculture, Education, Lifestyle

Holiday Gift Guide
12/05/2018

Holiday Gift Guide

A handful of good things you're sure to fancy this fall - best served alongside a mug of apple cider and a cozy scarf.

Posted in Agriculture, Agritourism, Certified Farm Markets, Food, Lifestyle

Drop Biscuit Pear Cobbler
11/28/2018

Drop Biscuit Pear Cobbler

Craving something sweet to enjoy on a cold fall night? This Southern classic is sure to hit the spot and is versatile depending upon what fruit is season.

Posted in Food, Lifestyle

UGA Economist Believes Georgia Farmers Need Financial Relief Immediately
11/09/2018

UGA Economist Believes Georgia Farmers Need Financial Relief Immediately

To avoid losing their farms following Hurricane Michael, Georgia farmers need financial relief as soon as possible.

Posted in Agriculture

Ag in the Classroom - 4 Simple Ways You Can Thank a Farmer this November!
11/08/2018

Ag in the Classroom - 4 Simple Ways You Can Thank a Farmer this November!

The purpose of the Ag in the Classroom is to increase agricultural literacy among children and the general public. This November let’s tell our farmers “thank you” for providing us with the food, fiber and timber we depend on daily.

Posted in Ag in the Classroom, Education

Growing the Next Generation of Farm Leaders
11/02/2018

Growing the Next Generation of Farm Leaders

Last week, AFBF President Zippy Duvall had the privilege of spending a day at the FFA National Convention in Indianapolis. He spoke with students from across the country on some pressing issues facing agriculture and rural America.

Posted in Agriculture

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
10/30/2018

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

As an iconic fall flavor, dusting off the pumpkin recipes lets us know the season of giving thanks is upon us! Our Certified Farm Market Program has 16 different locations across the state where you can pop in and pick up a pumpkin of your choice.

Posted in Agritourism, Certified Farm Markets, Food, Lifestyle

Soy In Your Car?
10/17/2018

Soy In Your Car?

Soybeans are the second-largest crop grown on U.S. farms, and while the Midwest is the heartland of soybean production, Georgia farmers planted more than 150,000 acres of soybeans in 2017.

Posted in Agriculture

This October Make Time to Eat Together, Eat Better with Real Dairy
10/03/2018

This October Make Time to Eat Together, Eat Better with Real Dairy

Recent studies link regular family meals (3 to 5 meals per week) with lower rates of risky behaviors, teen pregnancy and depression, as well as higher academic performance and higher self-esteem in children and young adults.

Posted in Agriculture, Education, Food, Lifestyle

Smart Southerner
09/19/2018

Smart Southerner

A rural Bainbridge boy, raised on the religion of football, grew to become one of the nation’s leading influencers in college athletics. Meet Kirby Smart, head coach of the University of Georgia football team.

Posted in Lifestyle

Tale of a Trailblazer
09/18/2018

Tale of a Trailblazer

Georgia Cattlemen’s Association President Kristy Arnold is changing perceptions of women’s role in agriculture.

Posted in Agriculture, Lifestyle

Who Grew My Breakfast?
09/17/2018

Who Grew My Breakfast?

Ever wondered how many farmers it takes to help you make the most important meal of the day? As the leading industry in Georgia, agriculture is all around you – especially when you and your family break bread around the table.

Posted in Agriculture, Certified Farm Markets, Food, Lifestyle

Wherever You Go, We're There With You
09/16/2018

Wherever You Go, We're There With You

Personal property loss can be a difficult experience, no matter if it’s a small fender-bender or significant damage to your home. The good news is, Georgia Farm Bureau is here to help.

Posted in Insurance, Lifestyle

Fresh Fixins with Georgia-Based Chef, Matthew Newton
09/15/2018

Fresh Fixins with Georgia-Based Chef, Matthew Newton

With help from our Certified Farm Markets, Chef Matthew Newton of The Rookery in Macon shares his favorite tailgating recipes. This starting lineup will tackle your palate with flavor & help you score a touchdown with friends at your next tailgate party.

Posted in Agriculture, Food, Lifestyle

I Farm. I Vote.
09/13/2018

I Farm. I Vote.

I Farm. I Vote. is an initiative to encourage Georgia’s farmers and rural communities to exercise their civic duty to vote and to provide education on candidates’ policy positions.

Posted in Agriculture, Legislative

Peanut Butter Whip with Apples
09/04/2018

Peanut Butter Whip with Apples

Our partners at The Dairy Alliance shared their this quick and in-season back-to-school snack that's sure to score an afternoon A+!

Posted in Agriculture, Certified Farm Markets, Food

Young Farmer Jesse Patrick, Bridges the Gap Between Past and Present
09/03/2018

Young Farmer Jesse Patrick, Bridges the Gap Between Past and Present

A sixth-generation farmer, Jesse Patrick grew up on a 700-cow dairy farm in Eatonton. To say farming is in his blood would be an understatement.

Posted in Agriculture, Farm Bureau, Lifestyle

Fall Events at Your Local Certified Farm Market
08/31/2018

Fall Events at Your Local Certified Farm Market

All year round our Certified Farm Markets are bustling with agritoruism!

Posted in Agriculture, Agritourism, Certified Farm Markets, Lifestyle

Transparency on the Farm
08/29/2018

Transparency on the Farm

Each of us is unique. We come from different places, work different jobs, and enjoy different hobbies. But one thing that we all have in common is food.

Posted in Agriculture, Agritourism

New ‘Ag Across America’ Game and App Debut
08/08/2018

New ‘Ag Across America’ Game and App Debut

Want your student to learn where their food comes from, who grows it and how it ends up on their dinner table? The Ag Across America game can do just that!

Posted in Agriculture, Education

Georgia Harvest Calendar
08/01/2018

Georgia Harvest Calendar

Want to know what's available and when? Check out the Georgia Harvest Calendar to find out!

Posted in Agriculture, Agritourism, Certified Farm Markets, Food

Collard Greens
07/12/2018

Collard Greens

While these fibrous leafy greens are available year-round, collard greens are at their prime from January to June!

Posted in Food, Lifestyle

“Get More with Milk” during National Dairy Month!
06/20/2018

“Get More with Milk” during National Dairy Month!

Dairy Month honors the hard work and dedication it takes to produce wholesome, nutritious milk. Learn more about nutritional value, dairy farmers and the happy cows that keep our thirst quenched!

Posted in Agriculture, Lifestyle

Fighting Pollen? Fight Smarter with These Pollen-Busting Tips
06/05/2018

Fighting Pollen? Fight Smarter with These Pollen-Busting Tips

Are your sinuses clogged? Do you feel like you are walking in a sea of yellow dust? Have you washed your car three times this week? Welcome to pollen season in Georgia.

Posted in Lifestyle

Beef Cattle Production in Georgia
05/30/2018

Beef Cattle Production in Georgia

As we have entered the Month of May which happens to be Georgia Beef Month and National Beef Month, it is a perfect time to highlight our beef industry here, the producers, and all of the many reasons why great beef comes from Georgia.

Posted in Agriculture, Food, Lifestyle

Products We Love: Goodson Pecans
05/18/2018

Products We Love: Goodson Pecans

Georgia is chock-full of products that are born and bred, right here in our great state!

Posted in Certified Farm Markets, Food

Deviled Eggs
05/15/2018

Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs are a southern staple no matter how you slice it, dice it, mix it or garnish it!

Posted in Certified Farm Markets, Food, Lifestyle

New Member Benefit: Great Wolf Lodge
05/11/2018

New Member Benefit: Great Wolf Lodge

The newest addition to your benefits has arrived just in time for summer vacation!

Posted in Lifestyle

Incorporating Beef into a Healthy Lifestyle
05/10/2018

Incorporating Beef into a Healthy Lifestyle

Instead of scooping a protein substitute out of a container, head to the beef counter at your local grocery store!

Posted in Agriculture, Lifestyle

Jobs in Ag: Education
05/07/2018

Jobs in Ag: Education

Meet Matthew Darby, Agriculture Education Teacher at Northside High School in Houston County.

Posted in Agriculture

Savory Ribeye Steak
05/02/2018

Savory Ribeye Steak

Steak can be an intimidating meat to add to your dinner rotation. With this easy recipe you can make in the oven with a cast iron skillet, you will be adding steak to the menu every week.

Posted in Food

5 reasons to get involved in Young Farmers & Ranchers
04/26/2018

5 reasons to get involved in Young Farmers & Ranchers

Learn what involvement in YF&R means to current members from across the state of Georgia!

Posted in Agriculture, Farm Bureau, Lifestyle

What's it like to be a National FFA Officer?
04/25/2018

What's it like to be a National FFA Officer?

As the National FFA Southern Region Vice President, Ian Bennett will spend about three hundred days of the next year on the road, traveling over one hundred thousand miles and doing somewhere in the neighborhood of about sixty-five facilitated workshops.

Posted in Agriculture, Lifestyle

Common Mistakes 20-Somethings Make When Buying Insurance
04/20/2018

Common Mistakes 20-Somethings Make When Buying Insurance

Part 2 in the series: What mistakes could you be making in how you buy insurance.

Posted in Insurance, Lifestyle

The Farmers' Wave
04/12/2018

The Farmers' Wave

In my travels around our tiny piece of rural Georgia, I pass many folks on the road that may not know me and I may not know them, but we abide by the common country courtesy of the wave.

Posted in Agriculture, Lifestyle

Strawberry Season is Here!
04/02/2018

Strawberry Season is Here!

Strawberries are ripe and ready for picking across the state of Georgia!

Posted in Agriculture, Agritourism, Lifestyle

Farm talk with celebrity chef, Kevin Gillespie
03/30/2018

Farm talk with celebrity chef, Kevin Gillespie

Here’s your chance to get to know Kevin Gillespie, the engaging Georgia-native who’s making headlines and garnering national attention for his unique and fresh take on farm-raised, artisan food.

Posted in Agriculture, Food, Lifestyle

A 20-Somethings Guide to Understanding Risk
03/26/2018

A 20-Somethings Guide to Understanding Risk

Part 1 in the series: What mistakes could you be making in how you buy insurance.

Posted in Insurance, Lifestyle

Fresh Fixins with Georgia-Based Chef, Cissy Bates
03/20/2018

Fresh Fixins with Georgia-Based Chef, Cissy Bates

With help from two of our Certified Farm Markets, Thompson Farms and B&G Honey Farm, Chef Cissy Bates shares the perfect recipes for a wipe-your-brow, sipping' on sweet-tea, spring afternoon.

Posted in Food, Lifestyle

The Dirt on Compost
03/14/2018

The Dirt on Compost

Let's talk more about the benefits of composting, what not to add to your compost pile, and how to know what's best for your garden.

Posted in DIY, Gardening

Don't Rely on Guardian Angels to Stay Safe on the Farm
03/05/2018

Don't Rely on Guardian Angels to Stay Safe on the Farm

Farm kids have tough guardian angels who wear jeans, helmets and steel-toe boots.

Posted in Agriculture, Lifestyle

Strawberry Fruit Pizza
02/27/2018

Strawberry Fruit Pizza

We heard it was National Strawberry Day and thought there was no better way to celebrate than by whipping up a sweet treat! This fruit pizza is a go to when fresh berries are in season, and lucky for us, strawberries will be here before you know it!

Posted in Food, Lifestyle

Meet Hinkley Hood, State FFA Secretary
02/19/2018

Meet Hinkley Hood, State FFA Secretary

Hinkley explains what drove him to run for state office!

Posted in Agriculture, Lifestyle

Meet Tucker Felkins, State FFA President
02/16/2018

Meet Tucker Felkins, State FFA President

Tucker shares the goals he hopes to achieve during tenure as a state officer!

Posted in Agriculture, Lifestyle

Sweet Potato Fries
02/14/2018

Sweet Potato Fries

A different take on traditional fries that are tasty and can be enjoyed year round. Help us celebrate National Sweet Potato Month by adding these to your dinner menu.

Posted in Certified Farm Markets, Food, Lifestyle

8 Things To Know About CUVA
01/03/2018

8 Things To Know About CUVA

There are so many acronyms out there, it’s hard to keep them all straight. One acronym that is critically important to Georgia farmers is CUVA, or the Conservation Use Value Assessment.

Posted in Legislative

Pickled Dill Green Beans
12/27/2017

Pickled Dill Green Beans

Need a quick snack? Garnish for a salad? Maybe use up your extra vegetables before they go bad? Quick pickling is a great way to achieve all of the above and incredibly easy with few ingredients required. Read More

Posted in Certified Farm Markets, Food, Lifestyle

Georgia Olive Farms
12/13/2017

Georgia Olive Farms

Whether used for frying, making dressings, or just flavoring vegetables, olive oil has become a staple of the American diet, and that increased demand has caused some farms in South Georgia to give this unusual crop a chance.

Posted in Agriculture, Food, Lifestyle

10 Things I Learned Growing Up On A Farm
12/06/2017

10 Things I Learned Growing Up On A Farm

I think it’s a well-known fact that farming is not just a typical 9-5 job. There's a lot more than just 40 hours involved, and you never know what temperature or weather condition you'll be working in. Read More

Posted in Agriculture, Legislative

Brown Butter Pumpkin Cookies
11/29/2017

Brown Butter Pumpkin Cookies

Fall has finally arrived in Georgia which means pumpkins patches and leaves are beginning to change. If you are looking for the perfect dessert to celebrate Georgia's harvest, look no further.

Posted in Certified Farm Markets, Food, Lifestyle

13 Georgia Apple Orchards You Should Visit This Fall
11/08/2017

13 Georgia Apple Orchards You Should Visit This Fall

Georgia’s apple season may begin in late August, but the month of October belongs to them. What originally began as a week-long celebration eventually grew into an entire month.

Posted in Agriculture, Agritourism, Certified Farm Markets