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 […]
By Cowgirl Candace | Photos by J. Coles 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 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 | Images by Suhyoon Cho and Trarell Torrence The academic voice for the South’s rural voiceless: That’s who Dr. Veronica L. Womack is for thousands of residents of the United States’ Black Belt Region. The political scientist, rural researcher and black farmers advocate has studied the very region we were both raised […]
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