Agriculture + Lifestyle

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