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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles are Flying to the Field

A Georgia consortium that includes state and federal government, industry and academia, has been working since 2009 to develop a type of drone that can dramatically save a farmer's time and resources during the growing season.


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Georgia's Port of Savannah to deliver fresher fruit

July 9, 2014
South American citrus, grapes and blueberries will arrive sooner and last longer for consumers in the Southeastern U.S. thanks to the Georgia Ports Authority’s participation in a USDA pilot program.


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Agritourism is important to all of Georgia

June 6, 2014
According to the University of Georgia’s Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development, agritourism and other nature-based tourism generated $195 million to Georgia’s economy in 2012. At the Center of Innovation for Agribusiness, we help Georgia’s agritourism operators develop new products and technologies to increase their bottom line.


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Georgia Grown Trail Boosts State's Agritourism Industry

June 3, 2014
Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black cut the ribbon on the Georgia Grown Trail 37 during a ceremony afternoon at Horse Creek Winery in Sparks.


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Starting Your Own Small Food Processing Operation

May 16, 2014
When starting your own small food processing business, one of the most important decisions to make is where to produce your products. In small food processing, there are many options including co-packers, commercial shared kitchens, a cottage food operation, or building/renting/buying your own commercial kitchen. While many of these have similarities, there are a few key differences with each of these models.


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State, National Olive Industries Continue to Impress

May 12, 2014
Nearly two years after the first harvest, pro­ducer Jason Shaw has one goal in mind: lessening America’s dependence on foreign oil. Olive oil, that is.


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