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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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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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Mercier Orchards Post-Trip

This stop was a great way to start the week long adventure! I was most impressed with the “added value” mindset that was applied to all parts of the business. The reduction of waste was the motivator for this mindset but after the initial idea of using unappealing apples for…
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Mercier Orchards Pre-Trip

Mercier Orchards is a family owned and operated apple orchard that was started in 1943 by Bill & Adele Mercier. It is located in Blue Ridge, GA and has become not just a regular orchard, but it has become a well known agritourism must-see. They have not only been able…
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Wolf Mountain Vineyards

In my research of Wolf Mountain Vineyard, I learned some interesting things about wine. I learned what makes wine taste the way it does (sugar, acid, tannin, water, minerals, aromas, etc.) I am really looking forward to tasting their wine to learn about these things! W0lf Mountain is a beautiful…
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GA Poultry Lab: Pre-Trip

The GA Poultry Lab which is located in Gainseville, GA will be one of the first stops in our week long trip through GA agriculture. The lab was started to prevent the spread of the pollurum disease which is transferred from the hens to the chicks through eggs. They are…
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