Dreaming Cow

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On October 5, 2015
Expansion Financing Essential for Rapidly Growing Thomasville Producer Kyle and Janelle Wehner started Dreaming Cow in 2009 to test whether their yogurt concept could be built into a national brand. Using an all-natural recipe derived from the South Island of Janelle’s native New Zealand, they make Dreaming Cow yogurt on Kyle’s parents’ Thomasville farm. Kyle […]
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The Grass is Always Greener

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On September 2, 2015
Atlas Turf International owner John Holmes figuratively fell into his job selling turf grasses in foreign countries. He worked at Highland Country Club in LaGrange when he was 15, deciding he wanted to be a golf course superintendent. John graduated from Lake City Community College with a degree in turf grass management and began work in […]
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Market and Banking Advice Aid Dairy Expansion into Agri-Tourism Destination

  • Posted by Marketing Intern
  • On May 22, 2015
It is rare to see a young family in Georgia make a business out of a small dairy farm. The around-the-clock work and competition from big corporate dairies has stopped many who desire such a lifestyle dead in their tracks. Not so for fourth-generation dairy farmer Scott Glover and his wife, Jennifer, who have built […]
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Diligent Feasibility Research and Expansion Bring Major Operations Back to Georgia

  • Posted by Marketing Intern
  • On May 22, 2015
Like caviar, truffles and other exotic delicacies, salty hot boiled peanuts are an acquired taste. Perhaps that’s why Hawkinsville’s Hardy Farms Peanuts, which has cornered Georgia’s market on hot boiled peanuts, calls its product “The Country Caviar.” However, the market for oil roasted peanuts is global. So cousins Brad Hardy and Ken Hardy, Jr., sons […]
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Nut Tree Pecan, Inc.

  • Posted by Marketing Intern
  • On January 16, 2015
Francis “Putt” Wetherbee is president of Nut Tree Pecan, Inc., which does wholesale cleaning, weighing, batch separation, production and sales, both domestically and to China. His family has grown pecans for five generations. “Nut Tree has been a vertical provider since 2006, loading bags and preparing shipping documents for other exporters, but not directly to our own customers in China,” says Wetherbee. “When I […]
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