By Cowgirl Candace | Originally published by BFN It’s hard to picture the 25- to 30-year-old pecan grove’s potential at first glance. Thick, heavily twisted vines; random roadside debris; and scattered leaves from years gone by fog the vision on Willow Lake Drive in Fort Valley, Georgia. Then, farmer LeMario Brown, 34, starts raking through […]
By Cowgirl Candace | Originally published on BFN She cares for her mints over here. Spices over there. Fruit trees — guava, peach, pear, banana, apple and persimmons — back over yonder. “It’s a pretty self-sufficient garden,” said Ruth West, 56, of LaGrange, Georgia. “I probably spend 1 to 2 hours every few days to […]
By Cowgirl Candace | Originally published on BFN They’re high in protein. Low in carbs. Packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Peanuts are the perfect seed-of-a-pill for maintaining satisfactory health. “Certified organic peanuts, though, are a different story,” said farmer Sedrick Rowe, 28, of Albany, Georgia. “They’re more intense to manage because they’re pesticide-free.” Certified […]
By Cowgirl Candace What’s the most nutritious, low-cost feed farmers should use on today’s goat farms? Graduate student Victoria Fitchett, 27, has spent summer 2019 working on the answer. And in the most humid South Georgia conditions at Fort Valley State University’s (FVSU) Georgia Small Ruminant Research and Extension Center. “Through my research, I’m trying […]
By Cowgirl Candace | Originally published for the AJC Living and creatively working on the land is becoming new business law for young, Southern entrepreneurs. “It’s a coming home,” said Veronica Womack, a Black Belt Region researcher, black farmers advocate and chief diversity officer at Georgia College & State University. “Because of new technology and the way […]
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