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  • Worth Co. hosts open house

    Worth Co. hosts open house

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:24 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:24:37 GMT
    It's already back to school time for some south Georgia students. Classes start tomorrow in Worth County.On Monday afternoon, all the schools held open houses for parents and students.At Worth County elementary, families got to met the teachers and get acquainted with the school.The Principal says the staff is ready, and parents told us they appreciated the open house."We are just going to keep going strong with things that we have done in the past, we had a very successful school year last y...More >>
    It's already back to school time for some south Georgia students. Classes start tomorrow in Worth County.On Monday afternoon, all the schools held open houses for parents and students.At Worth County elementary, families got to met the teachers and get acquainted with the school.The Principal says the staff is ready, and parents told us they appreciated the open house."We are just going to keep going strong with things that we have done in the past, we had a very successful school year last y...More >>
  • Lee Co. Woman speaks out about scary home invasion

    Lee Co. Woman speaks out about scary home invasion

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:20 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:20:11 GMT
    A Lee County woman says she'll think twice before opening her front door after a frightening home invasion.Tonya Stewart says Friday night a group of young people rushed inside her home and beat her up.Her husband ran to help. In the meantime, her 2-year-old niece suffered a busted lip.Stewart ended up with bruises and a black eye.“I just felt like my house was in danger and my life was in danger. I felt like I was gonna be killed or someone in my house was gonna be killed. I had a little gir...More >>
    A Lee County woman says she'll think twice before opening her front door after a frightening home invasion.Tonya Stewart says Friday night a group of young people rushed inside her home and beat her up.Her husband ran to help. In the meantime, her 2-year-old niece suffered a busted lip.Stewart ended up with bruises and a black eye.“I just felt like my house was in danger and my life was in danger. I felt like I was gonna be killed or someone in my house was gonna be killed. I had a little gir...More >>
  • Football coaches stress hydration as South Georgia heats up

    Football coaches stress hydration as South Georgia heats up

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:12 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:12:23 GMT
    Football is an intense, and grueling collision sport, and when South Georgia heats up, practice is even more stressful on the body."We don't wanna lose a kid because of the fact they are not hydrating themselves," says Monroe Head Coach Charles Truitt.That's why coaches stress the importance of staying hydrated on and off the field."We preach when they get home at night after football practice, to hydrate themselves and then we they get up in the morning hydrate themselves," says Truitt.After...More >>
    Football is an intense, and grueling collision sport, and when South Georgia heats up, practice is even more stressful on the body."We don't wanna lose a kid because of the fact they are not hydrating themselves," says Monroe Head Coach Charles Truitt.That's why coaches stress the importance of staying hydrated on and off the field."We preach when they get home at night after football practice, to hydrate themselves and then we they get up in the morning hydrate themselves," says Truitt.After...More >>

February 28, 2007

Tifton - - Farmers and people who work in agriculture need to know some important rules and regulations from the government if they plan to sell their livestock. Everything from consumer safety to marketing affect agricultural professionals. 

Will Harris raises cattle in Early County.

"We sell our beef to Publix Supermarkets as opposed to selling live cattle and the information they're giving today is beneficial to us."

He's one of more than a dozen ag professionals attending a University of Georgia sponsored workshop teaching the do's and dont's of marketing.

"They have to consider federal regulations and Georgia Department of Agriculture regulations on food safety," says Julia Gaskin of UGA.

Organizers say there's a lot to think about that goes beyond just raising cattle and selling it to consumers. Harris has learned from experience.

"Today, there's a sophisticated consumer that cares more about where their beef comes from," Harris says.

They also care about how it's raised. The class focuses on some of these concerns, as well as marketing the product in stores - especially when it comes to labeling.

"'Natural meat' just means minimally processed and no preservatives. Labels like 'no extra hormones added'. We're trying to educate people so they know the types of labeling they can use to get to certain niche markets," says Gaskin.

The point is to make sure South Georgia farmers remain on track.

"They're doing it in a way that wont create problems for them or for consumers down the road," Gaskin says.

So that they'll continue offering services that keep our economy pumping.

The workshop is traveling the state. The next one will be held March 14th in Statesboro.

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