The Georgia Department of Agriculture is honoring the state’s largest industry during the week of March 22-26. Georgia Ag Week is a week-long celebration highlighting the people, communities and products that make Georgia Nature’s Favorite State! Follow along here.
“Atlanta-based Stuckey’s, the kitschy roadside retailer known for its pecan log rolls, bought a Georgia manufacturing plant with plans to move some of the chain’s candy-making and pecan processing in-house for the first time in decades.” Read more here in the AJC!
” A Fork in the Road features Georgia’s farmers, retailers, artisans, chefs and other key players who help provide Georgia Grown products to folks in the Peach State and beyond. We learn all about the origins of these businesses, how they operate and what it takes to succeed. Viewers will get an honest and realistic…
The United States National Agricultural Statistics Service reports that Georgia’s 2020 pecan production “is forecast at 135 million pounds, up 85% from last year. If realized, this will be the largest production since 2007.” Read more here.
The Georgia Pecan Commission is proud to be a sponsor of the new Georgia AG Experience, a mobile STEM based educational program that invites students across Georgia to explore the vast opportunities in agriculture. “Our 36-foot mobile classroom showcases Georgia Agriculture on-the-road. We visit Georgia elementary schools and community organizations, targeting students in grades 3 through…
The American Pecan Commission is working to get pecan nutrition facts and recipes to dietitians across the country. “A survey, conducted by the APC earlier this year, found that 91% of registered dietitians (RDs) would include pecans in their recommendations if they had recipes for including pecans in salads or side dishes — so we’re…
“Stuckey’s, Georgia’s iconic roadside pecan chain, is extending its branches through the acquisition of a fellow family-owned business.” Read more about Stuckey’s new business plan with Georgia’s own Front Porch Pecans!
University of Georgia faculty are set to begin a series of pecan trials this winter to help improve management practices for growers. Continue reading to learn more.
“Peaches and pecans are two of Georgia’s signature crops. When family farms work together to bring that duo to market, well, that’s Genuine Georgia.” Read the Genuine Georgia story here.
On June 12th, 2020, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp recognized the hardworking Georgians who are the backbone of our state’s number one industry. Continue reading to learn more.