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Field day teaches south Georgia farmers new techniques

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Area farmers received some valuable information to help improve their farms.

"I'm proud to see we have this kind of facility offering help to farmers in this area," said Mu'Min.

The Southwest Georgia Project hosted the 2nd annual farmers field day at the Healthy Living Farm in Albany to provide additional training and techniques on farming. Anne Mu'min says Tuesday field day is helpful to her needs at her farm in Terrell County.

"I do have a hoop house and I wanted to see various what may be new material or techniques to incorporate in my hoop house," said Mu'Min.

The farmers came from 6 different counties in south Georgia to discover avenues on naturally growing chemical free foods.

"How do you know of the watermelon is right. How do know what fresh lettuce taste like when it comes directly from the field. Or do you know where sweet potatoes come from," said Fredando Jackson.

Healthy Living farms says learning how to produce farm fresh produce is also about building family.

"It's camaraderie when you're looking across the field at someone that's been in 105 degree temps. Just to harvest okra and peas. Were doing it naturally grown and chemically free," said Jackson.

The field day also taught farmers about partnership and sharing resources for the upcoming fall harvest season.

The Healthy Living Farm also has a farmers market open to the public on a regular basis. The farm is located on Gillionville Road in Albany.

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