Cultivating Agriculture Through Education
Sweet potatoes belong to the Morning Glory family and are in season in Georgia from August - November.
2 (1-gallon freezer bags)
2 2/3 cups cold milk
2 packages (4 serving size) instant vanilla pudding mix
29 oz can of yams, drained and pureed
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 pack of Graham crackers
25 small cups and spoons
1 can whipped topping
Pour the milk and the instant pudding in one of the gallon bags. Remove the air and have each student squeeze and knead the bag with their hands. Puree the drained can of yams in a food processor. Add the pureed yams and pumpkin pie spice to the pudding bag. Remove the air from the bag and have each student squeeze and knead the bag until all ingredients are blended. In the other gallon bag add the graham crackers and crush them into tiny pieces. Place a spoonful of crushed graham crackers in the bottom of small cups. Next cut the corner of the freezer bag with the pie filling and squeeze the filling into cups. Garnish with whipped topping, add a spoon and enjoy!
Sweet Potato Pie by Kathleen D. Lindsey
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Sprout Sweet Potatoes! This is an easy and fun science project. Start by cutting a sweet potato in half. Place it in a clear container, filled with water so the students will be able to observe the roots growing. To keep the sweet potato upright in 1-2 inches of water, insert four toothpicks into the sides so they sit on the container's rim. Be sure to check the water levels and add more water when necessary.
Georgia ranks in the top 10 nationally in the production of bell peppers, onions, sweet corn, cabbage and snap beans. In 2018, Georgia vegetable production contributed $2.6 billion to our economy and provided almost 14,000 jobs. Georgia designated the Vidalia onion as the official state vegetable in 1990.
1 (14 oz) can chicken broth
1 (11.5 oz) can tomato-vegetable juice
1 cup water
1 can of diced potatoes (drained)
1 can of sliced carrots (drained)
2 stalks celery - diced
2 cans of diced tomatoes
1 can of green beans (drained)
1 can whole kernel corn (drained)
1 onion - diced
salt and pepper to taste
Pour the broth, tomato juice and water into the slow cooker. Add the potatoes, onions, tomatoes, celery, carrots, green beans and corn to the slow cooker. Add salt and pepper, to taste, then stir all the ingredients. Cooking times may vary depending on the slow cooker, but 6 hours on high is recommended.
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Are you pursuing an agriculture-related degree? The Georgia Foundation for Agriculture may have a scholarship opportunity that is right for you. Applications for the 2021 cycle are now available at http://www.gafoundationag.org/Scholarships.html Completed applications are due March 1, 2021.
PLEASE NOTE: Applications and supporting materials are to be submitted ONLINE only. Hard copy applications and supporting material will not be accepted.
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.