Cultivating Agriculture Through Education
Georgia ranked 2nd in pecan production in 2018. Pecan production is centered in Dougherty County and it is known as the "pecan capital of the world" because of the number of pecan trees in the area. Pecans are the only native American tree nut.
16 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
1 (4-oz.) jar diced pimento
1 cup mayonnaise
3/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
Bread or crackers
Stir together all ingredients; cover and chill at least 2 hours. Serve as a dip with crackers or make a sandwich.
Agriculture is Georgia's largest industry and contributes $76 billion to the economy. There are over 42,000 farms in Georgia that cover more than 9 million acres. One in seven Georgians work in agriculture.
Bagels, cut in half
Shredded mozzarella cheese
Give each student a bagel half. Next have them place a spoonfull of pizza sauce on the bagel and spread it around. Have the students place ham and diced pineapple on top of the sauce. Top off the pizza with mozzarella cheese.
See what its like to be a farmer for a day...
Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert
Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens
The Vegetables We Eat by Gail Gibbons
I will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato by Lauren Child
Oliver's Vegetables by Vivian French
Join Lauren Goble, GFB's Ag in the Classroom Coordinator, as she reads "Right This Very Minute" a table-to-farm book about food and farming, while on a farm! After the book is over, take a peek at a real strawberry farm and hear from one of its farmers who is also a large animal vet.
Virtual programs that may interest you offered through the University of Georgia Extension Service.
Cherokee County Farm Bureau Farm to School Educator Workshop
Cherokee County Farm Bureau joins the Georgia Farm Bureau Foundation in providing scholarships for high school and college students, supporting local 4-H and FFA, supporting elementary and middle school children in ag literacy projects through our Ag In The Classroom program, educational outreach geared towards consumers and creating growth opportunities for future leaders in our community
The success of any organization depends on the goals and activities of its membership. CCFB Committees are Legislative, Women's Promotion and Education and Young Farmers. We welcome everyone to become part of our team.
Thanks to the support of the Board of Directors and many hardworking volunteers, Cherokee County Farm Bureau has a positive impact within the community.