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Mar/Apr, 2021

It took being stranded in her hometown due to COVID for Katie Bacon to reconnect to her creative flow. With the help of her rural roots, she has found connection to the...

Southwest Georgia Living Magazine

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Jan/Feb, 2021

Natural Talent

At the southernmost edge of Thomas County, Georgia, right before you cross the Florida line, you’ll come through the charming and tiny hamlet of Metcalfe (also spelled Metcalf), with a freshly restored Orange-Crush...

Southwest Georgia Living Magazine


September 30, 2020

Lessons from Legacy - Darrell & Morgan Metcalf 

I picture my grandfather in Osh Kosh overalls standing around a tobacco field,” reminisces thirty-nine-year-old Darrell Metcalf. “I witnessed that almost every day of my life,"...

Growing America


September 18, 2020

#GrowingAmericanFarmKids - Palmer Hudnall

There aren’t many just-turned-four-year-olds who can drive an ATV, pack tomato boxes, and pick cantaloupe. But then again, there aren’t many four-year-olds like Palmer Hudnall.

Growing America


March 11, 2021

Champion Showmanship  Journey for Georgia Teen

With over 50 students battling it out in Senior Beef Cattle Showmanship at the Georgia Junior National Livestock Show, Grace McClain was selected as the overall champion.



December 6, 2020

Giving Purpose to an Old Service Station

In small-town Tifton, Georgia, it’s not uncommon to find a crowd gathered outside an old gas-station-turned-quirky-coffee-shop named Espresso 41.

South Georgia Magazine


September 2, 2020

Lessons Learned From Legacy - Lauren Rutledge

I literally got my love of cattle through my grandfather,” gushes Lauren Rutledge. The admiration she feels for her affectionately named “Papa” and the passion for cattle he has instilled deeply in her is almost palpable as she speaks.

Growing America

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March 11, 2021

Nurturing Soil and Souls for Over 75 Years

Nine miles southeast of Plains, Georgia, – home to former President and peanut farmer, Jimmy Carter – lies an inconspicuous little community by the name of Koinonia. 

Farm Flavor


October 30, 2020

They Paved Paradise and Put Up a Parking Lot

As Joni Mitchell so famously sang, “They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.” Or in this case, they paved the farm and put in the Pennsylvania Turnpike. 

Growing America

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June 22, 2020

Farmer, Father, & Founder of AYO Yogurt

In California’s sun-soaked San Joaquin Valley, AYO Yogurt has been 100 years in the making. What has even more history than the yogurt, however, is the legacy of the family of farmers who came before it. 

Growing America

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