Legislators discuss future of Georgia’s agribusiness
FORT VALLEY, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Agriculture in the state of Georgia was a point of conversation Wednesday morning at Fort Valley State University.
Local and federal level law makers gathered for the 35th annual ham and eggs breakfast to talk about this year’s legislative session and how rural communities will benefit greatly.
State representative Patty Bentley says learning about the issues over breakfast is necessary but staying informed is just as important for rural community members.
“We encourage members of the agricultural community to stay engaged with organizations like the farm bureau and agriculture council to find out information about how these pieces of legislation will have a direct impact on their businesses,” Bentley added.
Georgia’s agribusiness is the state’s number one industry accounting for 10% of its gross domestic income.
Fort Valley State University has contributed years of research and data to support its surrounding farm community.