Tift County's role in agriculture

TIFT CO., GA (WALB) - Hundreds of thousands of acres in Tift County are dedicated to growing a variety of crops.

Experts say vegetables make up about 60% of their crops, which includes tomatoes, cabbages, peppers, cucumbers, cantaloupes and watermelons.

Cotton, peanuts and pecans are also big cash crops.

"That's one thing that really describes Tift County agriculture is the diversity. It's not just one crop that dominates landscape. It's a multitude of them," said Clint Thompson of the UGA Tifton Campus.

Agriculture provides more than 2,300 jobs in Tift County.

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