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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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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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Thrush Aircraft

In 1955 Olney, Texas a man named Leland Snow started a US aircraft manufacturing company named Snow Aeronautical, specializing in making aircraft for agricultural proposes. In the mid 1960s North American Rockwell bought the product line of Snow Aeronautical and in March of 1970 moved the entire production line from Texas…
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Rutland Farms: Pre-Trip Blog

Rutland Farms is a family owned and operated farm in Tifton, Georgia. It was first established as a 36 acre farmstead by Charlie Rutland in 1916 but has now expanded vastly to 2100 acres in which they farm over 22 crops, dependent on the season and is home to over…
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Pike Creek Turf

Pike Creek Turf is a family owned turfgrass farm located in Adel, Georgia. It was founded in 1989 by the Allen family, who started with a mere 100 acres and has grown to over 1,800 acres; it is one of the leading turfgrass producers and installers in the southeastern United…
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UGA Griffin campus

The UGA Griffin campus was founded as the Georgia Experiment Station in 1888. It was opened using a $15,000 federal grant given to the state of Georgia in 1887 as part of a national effort to strengthen American agriculture. Since then, they have been one of the nation’s leaders in…
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