Join me in celebrating Georgia Agricultural Awareness Week beginning Monday, March 19th and ending on Friday, March 23rd.  This is the second year that the Georgia Department of Agriculture has sponsored this event.  This year’s theme is “Celebrating Farmers and Food”.

Agriculture is Georgia’s number one industry.  In 2015, the total farm gate value for all Georgia commodities equaled $13.8 billion.  Georgia’s top 10 agricultural commodities in 2015 were broilers, eggs, beef, cotton, peanuts, timber, greenhouse, dairy, pecans, and horses.

In Laurens County, the 2015 total farm gate value for all ag commodities equaled $58 million.

For more information on the economic impact of Georgia’s agricultural commodities, visit this web page.

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