Bacon County Ag Update

Beginning Farmer Workshops

The Farm Again Program (Dr. Glen Rains and Rebecca Brightwell) have a USDA grant that is providing a series of workshops in Tifton. The first workshop is a practical guide to USDA loans and programs.   It will be held 2/28 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  on the UGA Tifton Campus.  The workshop is geared to new and beginning farmers but farmers of all experience levels are welcome. During the morning we will review the different programs available.  After lunch we will have an interactive farmers panel.  Farmers who have successfully applied to different USDA programs will explain the process they went through and how they used the funds.  Participants will also learn about top reasons loans are denied and strategies to be  successful.  At the end of the day there will be an interactive question and answer session.

Individuals can register at


Other workshops coming soon!

Learn more and register at:


February 28, 2018 
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Practical Guide to USDA Programs and Loans


March 13, 2018
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Selling at the Farmer’s Market



April 18, 2018

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Growing Organic Produce



April 26, 2018   (Rain Date:  May 2nd)

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Tractors 101 (with Driving Clinic)

Youth can attend.  Must be 16 or older and have parent permission to attend.
Space is very limited.


May 16, 2018
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Soil 101