Georgia Olive Farm-Post trip

What a whirlwind of a trip. This was a great way to spend spring break and I enjoyed every stop and the opportunities each provided. I learned so much about the Georgia Agriculture industry and what a vital role it plays in Georgia’s economy. On the trip I was able…
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Georgia Poultry Lab – Post Trip

Our third trip on day one, was to the Georgia Poultry Lab in Gainesville, GA. As a poultry science major, I was immediately in my element upon walking in the front door of GPLN. When I thought about our trip there, I thought it was going to be very anticlimactic…
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Pike Creek Turf

As an Agribusiness student, I try to keep an open mind when it comes to different areas of the agriculture industry. You never know where you’ll end up 20 years down the road! However, the turfgrass industry never had crossed my mind. I’ve seen people lie down sod in the…
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Rutland Farms- Post Trip

My favorite stop along the Ag tour was Rutland farms. I love their whole operation and how dedicated they are to what they do. I love how they have something there for everyone to enjoy. The children will enjoy the petting zoo where the adults may enjoy shopping in the…
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So Much to Learn Beyond the Classroom

In order from left to right, McCorkle’s Nursery, Rutland Farm, UGA Tifton Dairy, Georgia Olive Farm, Mercier Orchards, The Rock Ranch. This trip was one of the most rewarding, educational, and enjoyable experiences of my college career. While there were moments when the early morning rises, fast pace, lengthy days,…
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Pike Creek Turf

As an Agribusiness student, I try to keep an open mind when it comes to different ___ of the agriculture industry. You never know where you’ll end up 20 years down the road! However, the turf grass industry never had crossed my mind. I’ve seen people lie down sod in…
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UGA Tifton Campus: Post-Trip

By: Allison Liu This week was absolutely amazing and I can not believe all of the different industries and aspects of agriculture that we got to visit throughout Georgia.  One stop that really stuck out to me was the UGA Tifton Campus. First off, I am pretty jealous that the…
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Trip Post

The Chick-fil-a headquarters was an amazing educational stop. It was nice to be able to see where all of the delicious decisions take place. It was also a great experience to be able to taste some prototype chicken and lemonade, both of which were still in the making. They were…
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McCorkle Nurseries

Automation, as seen here at McCorkle Nurseries, has been one response that the agricultural industry has utilized to resolve employment gaps. Many Georgia farmers are struggling to meet their labor needs. The federal H2-A visa program, which provides temporary visas to farmworkers, has provided some relief. This method allows agricultural…
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