McCorkle Nursery – Post-trip Blog

The McCorkle Nursery was one of my favorite stops during the CAES Spring Break Tour of Georgia Agriculture. McCorkle Nursery, soon to be celebrating their 75th anniversary, grows and distributes over four million potted plants annually on a property of over 300 acres. While focusing on the whole sale production…
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Later, Gator

By: Grace McEachern On day four, the group visited Glass Alligator farm in Camilla, GA- one of the many stops that I was looking forward to. Alligator farming is not common in Georgia, and I knew that we were in for a treat at this stop because it would give us…
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The Beef Industry from a Different Perspective

My passion for the beef industry has only grown as I have become older and gained more knowledge about this valuable industry. Prior to the trip, my experience and background in beef production has come from being raised on a cow-calf farm, learning about agriculture throughout school, participating in promotional…
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Reynolds Plantation

Our presentation was on Reynolds Plantation, which we will get the opportunity to visit on Day Two of our whirlwind tour of Georgia agriculture. Located on Lake Oconee in Greensboro, Reynolds Plantation is a community known for its elaborate houses, beautiful scenery, and some of Georgia’s most renowned golf courses….
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Mercier Orchard

Our first stop on our GA Agriculture tour is Mercier Orchards located in the mountains of Blue Ridge, GA. Mercier is a family business that was started in 1943 and has grown from its original 27 acre farm to 200 acres. Mercier holds many events on the farm, such as…
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Serenbe Farms

Whitney and I did our presentation on Serenbe farms which will be our second visit on Friday.  Sernbe farms is apart of an “agrihood,” with the main attraction of the neighborhood being their 25-acre organic farm.  Serenbe was started by Steve and Marie Nygren.  Steve Nygren wanted to build a…
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McCorkle Nurseries

Hey guys, Whitney and I presented on McCorkle Nurseries. The ling to their website is http://mccorklenurseries.com, and here are the slides from our presentations:   McCorkle’s Nursery
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