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October 28, 2004

Albany -- State officials are helping South Georgia farmers use agri-tourism as a new source of income.

Using agriculture to attract tourist dollars is a new initiative of the state's economic development commission. Eight workshops are being held around Georgia, showing farmers how they can develop the new revenue source.

Georgia Department of Economic Development Regional Tourism Representative Lindsey Hammock said "We see a huge need for it. It's an educational opportunity as well as preserving our heritage."

From hunting and wildlife enjoyment, to farming, to fish hatcheries, state officials say tourism is a growing market for South Georgia agriculture properties.

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