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 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 […]
Breaking into the biz of selling products or services? Well, you know what that means: You better deliver on its vow(s) to the very ones it’s targeting. If not, quickly kiss your business goodbye. The reason brands like Chick-fil-A, Apple and Walmart pull in the people and boost loyalty status: the brand promise. It’s the […]
By Cowgirl Candace | Originally published for Black Farmers’ Network Semi-trailers, pickups and cars dart along the same path early 20th-century cotton wagons trundled to make gin deliveries. Scenic Hometown Hwy 27 — originally known as State Route 1 — in West Georgia was once known as a prominent drop off point for the cash […]
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