Author: Mary Ann DeMuth

Trendsetters: Full-circle Farming

Organic vegetable farms are becoming common these days, as are operations with grass-fed beef and dairy cattle. But it’s pretty rare to find a medium-sized farm that produces certified organic vegetables, grows non-genetically modified corn to feed its pastured pigs…

Changing Lives

The 22 colleges that make up the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) provide state-of-the-art training in 600 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs along with English language skills and high school equivalency diplomas. These offerings make TCSG institutions a…

Rural Renaissance

The needs and projected growth of Georgia’s rural communities are quite different from their urban counterparts. While large and small metro areas are currently adding residents, rural parts of the state are seeing populations level off or decline. The Georgia…

Sustainable Georgia Roundup

Greener Blue Birds: School bus manufacturer Blue Bird Corp., based in Fort Valley, has more than 100 electric buses on order from school districts throughout the nation. The company’s electric buses have already hit the pavement in California, North Dakota…

Trendsetters: Sleep Pod Startup

"Necessity is the mother of invention,” as the saying goes. A perfect example of the proverb is the mother-daughter team who invented a product that helps babies, toddlers and their parents sleep better when traveling. SlumberPod, the brainchild of Lou…