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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – An Early County farmer runs the largest organic farm in the state.

Georgia Trend magazine just named him one of Georgia's Movers and Shakers in agribusiness.

Will Harris owns White Oak Pastures, it's been in the family since the 1800's. 

Post WWII the family-run farm industrialized the way they produced beef. He took over from his father and went back to the basics.

It's now the largest one of its type in Georgia. Raising chickens, turkeys, and sheep but their pride and joy is the cattle.

"Our program is certified grass-fed, certified humane. It's good to raise beef where people appreciate the way it's done," said Harris.

The farm is also implementing new technology, it has the largest solar barn in the southeast and saves one third on their utility costs.

This has also become a zero waste farm, re-using all parts of the animals and the manure they generate.

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