Agriculture + Lifestyle
Ag in the Classroom Program Recommends Monthly Book
Our Agriculture in the Classroom program provides tools for more Georgia’s educators to help in implementing the instruction of agriculture-related concepts in the classroom. We achieve this mission through teacher training courses.
Ways Georgia Farm Bureau Members Can Save This Fall
There are tons of ways to save as a Georgia Farm Bureau member. As a thank you to our almost 250,000 member families, we offer over 300,000 benefits and discounts. Here’s how you and your family can save this fall.
Posted in Member Benefits
Fresh Fixins With Chef Hugh Acheson
With help from our Certified Farm Markets, try this lobster dish created by Hugh Acheson, who said he wanted to make a really refreshing meal that looks fancy but it is really straight forward when you dig into it.
How GFB Members Can Save This Summer
Your children are out of school, and you may be racking your brain for ideas to keep them busy during the summer without breaking the bank. Did you know that members of Georgia Farm Bureau get discounts at several summer spots?
Your Small Business Deserves Big Business Benefits
We know you work hard for your small business. That’s why you deserve a health coverage solution that works just as hard for you. GFB has teamed up with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield to offer small employers the Georgia FARM Bureau Health Care plan.
Posted in Insurance
Jag’s Pizzeria has had two goals: to serve great food and to support the local community. Focused on tying-in local ingredients they reach out to farmers in the area to add -grown elements into their pizzas each month.
How To Grow Your Own Salsa Garden
Did you know that May is National Salsa month? Americans spend around $1.5 billion a year on prepackaged salsa! Many people will be eating salsa on Cinco de Mayo, but have you ever thought about growing your own salsa ingredients at your house?
Why You Should Care About the Farm Bill
It's a multi-year law that governs an array of agriculture and food programs, and the most significant piece of legislation that affects farmers and ranchers across our country. Keep reading to find out how the Farm Bill impacts you.
Magnolia Loom Launches Support Agriculture Initiative
After nearly three years of helping organizations in Georgia raise funds to support agricultural programs, Magnolia Loom launches Support American Agriculture serving Georgia, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Minnesota, Missouri and Nevada.
Fresh Fixins by Chef Claudia Martinez
With help from our Certified Farm Markets, try these lemon-glazed donuts created by Claudia Martinez, chef at Miller Union restaurant on Brady Avenue in Atlanta and a 2022 James Beard Award finalist in the pastry chef category.
Posted in Food
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.
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!
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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!
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.
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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.
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.
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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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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
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.