Post by Candace Dantes | Photography by Kevin Dantes They spring from the family’s Polaris 4-wheeler already knowing the day’s duties. Mariah refills the water troughs. Makinzi replenishes the gatefeeders. The 11- and 9-year-old sisters tend to quarter horses Tango and Cash (named after the 1989 Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell action comedy) while their […]
Post by Candace Dantes | Photography by Kevin Dantes Donnie McCrary’s youthful eyes and ears witnessed the outdoor altercation. His father, Turner McCrary, confronted land owner Sam Grice about receiving minimum wage. It’s 1965. The annual minimum wage already increased a few years prior from $1.15 to $1.25. “We were just getting a $1 a […]
Post by Candace Dantes | Photography by Kevin Dantes Think of him like an organic crops curator. He travels above and through Georgia’s Black Belt Region, relationship-building and collecting the best produce to sell for farmers at Atlanta pop-up markets. “I want to make sure small, organic farmers are able to grow their markets,” said […]
Post by Candace Dantes | Photography by Kevin Dantes He’s a nature and numbers kind of guy. Edward Morrow’s rural lifestyle has been about making critical calculations on behalf of the land: amount of barbed wire spools needed to fence in areas; number of hay bales necessary to carry livestock through a season; time that’s […]
Georgia College & State University has named Dr. Veronica L. Womack as the first executive director of its brand-new Rural Studies Institute (RSI). “The creation of RSI is timely as rural communities are challenged to successfully participate in the global economy,” said Womack. “Georgia College is launching this institute as a university-wide effort that will […]
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