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M&T Farms Post Trip

On the fourth day of the spring break tour through Georgia, we stopped at M&T farm which is located in the heart of Toombs County. We had the opportunity to tour M&T’s Vidalia onion operation. It was very different than what I had imagined. One of the most interesting facts…
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Rutland Farms – Post Trip

Our visit to Rutland Farms was led and hosted by the General Manager, Paige, since Ryan Rutland unfortunately could not be there. Despite Ryan not being there, Paige still offered us a great time and I still learned a lot more than I had expected. The beginnings of Rutland Farms…
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Pike Creek Turf-Post Trip

I did not know what to expect prior to our visit to Pike Creek Turf,  other than what I saw from online pictures of Pike Creek Turf and videos of other Turf Manufacturers.  Before even arriving at Pike Creek, we were driving by fields of beautiful lush green grass.  Upon…
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Wolf Mountain Vineyards Post Trip

After visiting Wolf Mountain Vineyards, I have much more respect and appreciation for viticulture. The effort and precision that goes into growing fine wine grapes like Cabernet and Merlot blew me away. I also didn’t realize that there was such a thing as the “Dahlonega Plateau” American Viticultural Area. The…
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Griffin Campus Post Trip

When we arrived at UGA’s Griffin campus, I didn’t really know what to expect. I knew it was an agricultural research station and they were part of the University of Georgia, but not much more than that. During the tour however, I was given a unique opportunity to see the…
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Lewis Taylor Farms Post Trip Blog

Ms. Jessica Kirk’s was our host. Her father, Bill Brim, owns Lewis Taylor Farms. It is a fourth-generation farm. They have 81 greenhouses where 275-300million transplants are produced each year. 25 million pine seedlings are also produced each year. They now own three seeders, one of which is from Italy!…
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GA Poultry Lab- Post Trip

On the first day of the trip we visited the GA Poultry Lab in Gainesville, GA. I knew the minimum amount about the poultry industry before visiting the lab. The way the Lab is setup with this phenomenal diorama (pictured below)  that showcases from the beginning to end of the…
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Chatel Beef- Post trip

After we had the opportunity to tour Chatel Beef, we had a better insight to the operation. The tour was given by the County Extension Agent, Aubrey Shirley and the General Manager, David McDonald. The Chatel Beef operation is a 1,300 acre farm with a supporting 1,400 acres to grow…
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Glass Alligator Farms- Post Trip

After visiting the farm, I have a much better understanding about of ins and outs of alligator farming. Hearing Mr.Glass tell stories about swatting off mother alligators with hats in order to get eggs was awesome. They have a small window of time to get the eggs, since female gators…
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