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Peach Ranks 103 in Health Study

 

Peach County ranks 103 out of 156 counties in Georgia, according to a national health study.

A multitude of factors such as mortality, health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors, and physical environment go into the rating.

See how Peach County rates nationally and statewide.

Crawford Co. Ranks 41 in Health Study

Out of 156 counties in Georgia, Crawford County ranks 41, according to a national health study.

Various factors such as mortality, health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors, and physical environment go into the rating.

See how Crawford County rates nationally and statewide.

Vote: Your Farmers Market as America's Favorite

Make sure to vote in America’s Favorite Farmers Markets contest and let the world know why you love your local market. 
 

1. Once you click the link, search for your town or zip code in the box. 

2. When you see your farmers market, click on the farmers market name.

3. Submit the information, with a short description of why your farmers market is great to finish your vote!

Farmers Fest Comes to Fort Valley!

Farmers Fest Comes to Fort Valley!

A farmers fest is scheduled for July 1 from 3-8 p.m.

The event will take place in Downtown Fort Valley. There will be produce, crafts, music and barbeque.

All produce and crafts on site are Georgia grown and made.

For more information, call 478-825-5986.

Patchwork Picnic This Weekend!

 May 14th the Patchwork Picnic will take place at Jailhouse Park from 9am-1pm  during the Byron Farmers Market. It'll be a day of picnicking, strolling through the quilt display,  and vendors sellings plants, produce and arts.

Picnic lunches will be available for sale from the Drugstore Deli and quilts will also be avaible to rent or purchase just for this special event.

If it rains, the event will be rescheduled.

Become a Weather Watcher!

Become a Weather Watcher!

Hey guys! I'm looking for weather reports from your neighborhood to include in our weather coverage, and I want to hear from you!

Here's how you can become part of the weather team:

Want to Raise Fish?

A workshop on sustainably raising fish is scheduled for Thursday, May 5.

This will take place at Fort Valley State University from 1-5 p.m.

The workshop includes tours of FVSU's aquaponics systems.

These systems, according to the release, combine recirculating aquaculture systems with different types of hydroponic systems.

The workshop is designed to share the basic concepts of aquaponics with tilapia agriculture and ends with tours of the on-campus greenhouses. 

Workshop speakers are listed:

Allen Benjamin, of Quality Certification Services from Orlando, FL

Naomi Davis, of Davis Farms here in Roberta, GA

Dr. Pat Duncan, of Georgia Center for Aquaculture Development at FVSU.

The workshop is $5, payable at the door, in the C.W. Pettigrew Center in the Auditorium.

For more information, call Dr. Pat Duncan at 478-825-6575.