The heartbeat of the economy of South Georgia has always been tied to the rich soil and the products it yields.
It's a $65 Billion chunk of the Georgia Economy.
One in Seven working Georgians, work in Ag, timber or related fields.
Bell Plantation in Tifton is expanding from a warehouse to a manufacturer of Low Calorie Peanut Butter. That adds 350 more jobs to the Ag economy of Georgia.
And a Canadian company is embracing the Georgia Timber business. Stella Jones is opening a wood treatment plant in Cordele adding another 50 jobs to the Georgia Timber Economy.
We view this as a good sign when companies tied to our soil and Ag products bring more jobs to Georgia instead of shipping our raw materials elsewhere for processing.