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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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R&G Farms: Pre-Trip

One of the many farms that we will be visiting is R&G Farms located in Dublin, Georgia.  R&G Farms grows hydroponically produced organic lettuce and greens and was established in 2008 by Colby and Alexis Edwards.  They created the business when Alexis wanted to return to work after taking care…
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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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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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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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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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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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Chick-fil-A Pre-Trip Blog post

Chick-fil-A has been running in Georgia since 1946, and has had its official HQ in Atlanta since 1984. The Atlanta HQ of Chick-fil-A regularly accepts families to tour and get some Chick-fil-A history, but today we are also going to see Chick-fil-A’s special test kitchen which is not usually featured…
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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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Welcome to the Spring Break Blog!

This is where you will post your pre-trip blog and your post-trip blog! Each post is moderated and approved before appearing on the site; they will be categorized according to day and location after you post. Please log in using your MyID at the link below to create your posts….
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