Explore undefined agriculture and learn what makes it unique.
From the invention of the cotton gin to the advanced production systems you see Georgia farmers using today, the state has been a long-time leader in production and innovation. Today, Georgia ranks number 1 nationally for the production of peanuts and is also a leading producer of chicken and cotton. As of 2017, there were 42,439 farms in Georgia spread out across a total of nearly 10 million acres of farmland.
In the latest USDA Census of Agriculture, we saw that Georgia farmers produced and sold $9.5 billion dollars worth of agricultural products. Georgia is the number 1 exporter of broilers (chicken), as well as the number 2 exporter of cotton, tree nuts, and other oilseeds and products including peanuts in the United States.
The top 5 counties in terms of agricultural sales in Georgia were Tattnall County, Franklin County, Colquitt County, Gordon County, and Macon County which make up 17% of the state's agricultural revenue.