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Rural Georgia: Growing Stronger Initiative

As someone who grew up in large suburbs of metropolitan areas, moving to Lincoln County was an opportunity for me to experience the idyllic, small-town lifestyle. While it’s often true that small town, rural communities can be tight knit and supportive areas to live, they can face some unique challenges…
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Programmatic Updates for Spring, 2023

In our office, the planning never stops! As we wind down 2022, our staff are excitedly looking forward to 2023 and planning events and programs to meet the needs of our local community and region. This week, I wanted to provide a bit of an update as to what programs…
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What’s That Pest: Mistletoe

‘Tis the season for stockings hung by chimneys, Christmas trees adorned with lights and ornaments, houses all aglow, and kisses under mistletoe. The history of mistletoe and its romantic role in the holiday season is theorized to stem from several areas of folklore and myth. The most likely origin of…
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Tips for Planning Spending During Inflation

This year, inflation has continued to influence the financial health and well-being of many Americans. Inflation, by definition, is a general increase in prices of goods with a fall in the purchasing value of money – basically, the value of a dollar is less this year than it has been…
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Rural Georgia: Growing Stronger Initiative

As someone who grew up in large suburbs of metropolitan areas, moving to Lincoln County was an opportunity for me to experience the idyllic, small-town lifestyle. While it’s often true that small town, rural communities can be tight knit and supportive areas to live, they can face some unique challenges…
Read More

Programmatic Updates for Spring, 2023

In our office, the planning never stops! As we wind down 2022, our staff are excitedly looking forward to 2023 and planning events and programs to meet the needs of our local community and region. This week, I wanted to provide a bit of an update as to what programs…
Read More

What’s That Pest: Mistletoe

Tis the season for stockings hung by chimneys, Christmas trees adorned with lights and ornaments, houses all aglow, and kisses under mistletoe. The history of mistletoe and its romantic role in the holiday season is theorized to stem from several areas of folklore and myth. The most likely origin of…
Read More

Tips for Planning Spending During Inflation

This year, inflation has continued to influence the financial health and well-being of many Americans. Inflation, by definition, is a general increase in prices of goods with a fall in the purchasing value of money – basically, the value of a dollar is less this year than it has been…
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Added Products for Small Agricultural Producers

What is a value-added product? Per the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a value-added product is defined as: Examples of value-added products may be through additional processing, such as shelling nuts, creating fruit jams and jellies, or through specific production methods like organic, naturally grown, and so on. Benefits of value-added…
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Perennial Herbs for Thanksgiving

As fall trickles along and Thanksgiving looms on the horizon, I can’t help but be excited for the holidays and all they include, from time with family and friends to college football playoffs and bowl games, seasonal decorating, and all of the delicious food my stomach can hold. A common…
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