NEWTON, GA (WALB) - Key state leaders are highlighting agriculture's huge impact on Georgia's economy on a statewide tour.
The Georgia Department of Agriculture's 4th annual farm tour stopped in our area today.
It showcases the industry's $74.3 billion impact on the state.
On the tour, UGA President Jere Morehead learned about the production of peaches, pecans and seeds.
"I've learned once again how the university of Georgia and our scientists support agricultural production in this state. And I've been reminded again how critical agricultural production is to the future of this state as it has been in the past," said Morehead.
The tour is aimed at strengthening the relationship between the University of Georgia and the agriculture community.
Stops included Plantation Seed Conditioners in Newton and the Georgia Federal State Inspection Service in Albany.