Image with chick and information about national ag week

March 21-27, 2023

The week of March 21-27, 2023 is designated National Ag Week. Georgia sets aside the 21-25 to celebrate at the state level. We all should use this time to thank the men and women who work so hard to grow, harvest, transport, and sell our agricultural commodities.

In Glynn and McIntosh Counties, we see agriculture take on many different shapes. Our top commodity is shrimping and seafood. Georgia’s shrimpers bring in millions of pounds of shrimp each year. This makes our shrimpers, marinas, and packing houses essential to the coastal and state economy.

Large portions of both counties are used for forestry and timber production. This timber is later processed for any wood and paper products that we use on a daily basis.

When you think of agriculture, you likely envision farming crops and livestock. Traditional agriculture supplies us with food to complete a well-rounded diet. Dedicated local farmers tend to cattle, buffalo, chickens, goats, pigs, rabbits, and more. We also have those who produce vegetables and blueberries.

Our counties are also home to other agricultural commodities you may not consider traditional. This includes greenhouses, plant nurseries, and landscaping. Each sector works to supply our horticulture needs around the house. Beekeeping is a popular hobby along the Georgia Coast. This hobby supplies you with local honey and pollination of important agricultural plants.

We truly have it all!

To the people who make these commodities available to us, we THANK YOU! You work tirelessly, and sometimes thanklessly, to make sure that we are well taken care of in McIntosh and Glynn Counties, Georgia, the United States, and beyond. We could not do it without you!