agriculture

Georgia Capitol Museum exhibit highlights importance of agriculture

Georgia Capitol Museum exhibit highlights importance of agriculture

Under the golden dome of the Georgia State Capitol, a new exhibit in the Georgia Capitol Museum shines a spotlight on agriculture in Georgia. The exhibit is designed to educate visitors on the importance of the state’s No. 1 industry. The Georgia Capitol Museum is a unit of the University of Georgia’s Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, which rallied a team of UGA historians and archivists to create “From Your Farm to Your Table,” a permanent exhibit to highlight the influence of agribusiness on Georgia’s economy and culture. Karin Johnston Dalton, museum registrar and collection and…
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What does 2021 hold for Georgia’s farms?

What does 2021 hold for Georgia’s farms?

The pandemic has put a strain on all sectors of the economy, and the agricultural and food industries were no exception. From supply chain disruptions that led to dumping milk and crops to increased consumer demand for plants, there were many ups and downs in 2020 markets. University of Georgia agricultural economists recapped the unique year and prognostications for 2021 through the Georgia Ag Forecast seminar presented via webinar Jan. 29 and the annual report available online. Dual studies track agritourism, COVID-19 effects on producers Since 2014, the agritourism farm gate value has grown more than 40% in Georgia, and a…
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