b'EDITORS LETTERDiscover the BestSPRING 2021South Georgias Ag LifeThressea H. Boyd, EditorThanks to our advertisers forAbout 40 miles northwest and youre inExtend your Nashville visit and spend making this publication possible! Pitts, home of The Station 31072. The uniquethe night at Southern Landing, a studio store is housed in a renovated service stationapartment available for short-stay rentals. Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College stocked with Oliver Farm Artisan Oils andWith a perfect view of downtown, the loft Ace Electric flours alongside a selection of carefullyis within walking distance of locally-owned curated goods from other small family- restaurants and shops.Citizens Community Bank Its hard to believe we are starting the fifthoperated farms and businesses. Spend year of South Georgia Business + Culturesome time and discover the process used inDr. Tina Anderson has traded in her hectic Colony Bank Magazine. Join us as we keep growing ourschedule as president of Wiregrass Tech for making Oliver Farm Artisan Oils products. outreach efforts with the South Georgiaa more unscheduled retirement life. With a Hamilton Estate PlanningIn Georgia, agriculture is the No. 1 industryInsider e-newsletter and podcast. Now inOver in rural Bluffton, you have an openpassion for the students and a mission to and represents more than 400,000 jobs.LEM Ag & Specialty Marketing print, digital, and audio, we invite you toinvitation to visit White Oak Pastures. Acreate a steady supply of trained workers, For more than a century, Abraham BaldwinMediacom Business be part of the conversation as we promotesixth-generation, 152-year-old family farm,Dr. Anderson will be greatly missed. We wish Agricultural College, with campuses inSouth Georgia as a great place to live, work,White Oak Pastures is focused on radicallyher all the best as she enjoys long motorcycle Tifton and Bainbridge, has provided hands- Paulk Vineyards and play. traditional farming. Be sure to stop by therides in the North Georgia mountains.on learning opportunities in agriculturalGeneral Store and Farmers Table, which is studies. On the cover are ABACs springPCOM South GeorgiaEach year, we focus the spring issue onopen seven days a week for breakfast, lunch,Servant leadership is at the foundation 2021 graduates: Youry Gonzalez, KatibethSouth Georgia Medical Center agriculture, the states No. 1 industry creatingand dinner. of Enay Coaching. Elton Dixon and his Mims, and John David Lee. 400,000 jobs and infusing $76 billionwife, Adrienne, started the company in Southern Regional Technical College annually into the economy. Photo by: Landon Rowe, ABACSouthwell Agricultural careers span more than 200 options, including natural resources, biology Editor Synovus and genetics, engineering, chemistry, foodPlant your seed in the morning and keep busy all Thressea H. Boyd Talk 92.1 production, sales and marketing, and the listafternoon, for you dont know if profit will come Contributing Writer continues.THBoyd Communications from one activity or anotheror maybe both. Kathryn Murray Featured on the cover is Abraham Baldwin Designer UGA Small Business Agricultural College (ABAC) and its success- ECCLESIASTES 11:6Jessica Sharp Development Center, at VSU in growing Georgias ag workforce. For more Photographers than a century, ABACs School of Agriculture Pat Gallagher U.S. Press and Natural Resources has providedIf youre traveling through Berrien County,2014 to provide education and workforce Landon Rowe Valdosta-Lowndes County unique, hands-on learning opportunities inmake sure to stop by Danforth Family Farmsdevelopment services to businesses, agricultural studies. Country Store, a popular stop in downtownorganizations, school districts, and families. THBOYD Chamber of Commerce Nashville for locals and tourists. The countryThe Enay Coaching team recently released Communications, LLC Valdosta-Lowndes County An adventure awaits as you take Georgiasstore offers a large selection of fresh porkAscend Together, a leadership guidebook P.O. Box 10171 Development Authority backroads and enjoy the best the state hasproducts from Danforth Family Farmsfor middle and high school students.Valdosta, GA 31604-0171 to offer. Grab your 2021 Farm Passport andand beef from McKinnon Cattle in nearby editor@sgamag.com Webb Properties visit Georgia Farm Bureau Certified FarmDouglas. The nostalgic shop also carries anDont forget to subscribe to South Georgia Markets that sell directly on the farm, offerInsider Podcast, which features conversations Wiregrass Georgia Technical College assortment of Georgia-made products andwith business and civic leaders and tours or other educational activities, orcountry-themed home dcor.The South Georgia Business + Culture MagazineWorth County Economic have a market that sells Georgia foods andcommunity influencers about the exciting provides a unique niche in the publication marketDevelopment Authority products. Dont miss out on picking up dessert fromand sometimes challenging things happening within South Georgia. The magazines editorial missionthe Great American Cobbler Company, athroughout South Georgia. 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