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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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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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Premium Peanut- Post Trip

After visiting Premium Peanut, I was surprised at the actual size of the plant. Seeing the size on paper and seeing the size of the plant in person are two completely different things. The volume of peanuts that are processed in the plant each day is unreal. The shelling facility…
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M&T Farms

M&T Farms is located in Toombs County. M&T was established in the early 1990s when Mike McKinley and Terry Collins partnered to bring their Vidalia onion growing experience together. They have approximately 500 acres of the best Vidalia onions the industry has to offer. The sweet flavor M&T’s onions possess…
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Chatel Beef- Pretrip

Chatel Farms is an Angus beef operation located in Tattnall County, more specifically Reidsville, Ga. The top 5 producing counties of beef in Georgia are: Carroll, Miller, Stephens, Jackson, and Franklin. However, beef is produced in all 159 counties of Georgia. Beef has a state annual income of $596,643,185 for…
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Premium Peanut

Premium Peanut was founded in 2014 when 7 buying points merged to create this peanut processing facility. This facility is grower-owned, and over 200 growers own stock in the company. Premium Peanut’s goal is to “integrate the peanut production process, stabilize the market for growers in the region, and ensure…
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Lewis Taylor Farms

Lewis Taylor Farms began in the 1930s. Bill Brim and Ed Walker purchased the land and beginning of the farm from their families in 1985. It was started as a transplant producer for the Southeastern United States. Bill and Ed set out wanting to change the business they knew and…
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