The Flavor of Georgia food product contest is sponsored by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development in partnership with the Center of Innovation for Agribusiness, Office of Gov. Nathan Deal, Walton EMC, the Georgia Department of Agriculture, the Georgia Agribusiness Council and the UGA Department of Food Science and Technology. For more information and additional details about the contest visit: flavorofgeorgia.caes.uga.edu. (source) Continue reading
ATLANTA — The owners of Byne Blueberry Farms of Waynesboro gained some bragging rights Tuesday by winning the confection category with his chocolate-covered blueberries in the Flavor of Georgia contest run by the University of Georgia’s agriculture department. Continue reading
The only thing Dick Byne may love talking about more than blueberries is his hometown.
Born and raised in Burke County, Dick has spent the past three decades raising bumper crops of blueberries and four daughters here with his wife Linda.
So, he was nearly moved to tears when Byne Blueberry Farm was announced as Small Business of the Year at the Burke County Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting last week.
“Waynesboro has supported me so much through the years and we are so appreciative of that,” he said, adding that just last fall when the Bynes introduced their chocolate blueberries, they sold out five times during the holidays here. “We were overwhelmed that our community would move so many blueberries in such a short amount of time before Christmas.” Continue reading
It was a great day out at Byne Blueberry farms with the second annual expo, Here are a few photos!
TIFTON—Dick Byne of Waynesboro will be presented with the 2009 Master Farmer Award during the annual ABAC Alumni Association awards ceremony on Celebrate ABAC weekend on March 7 at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.
The Master Farmer Award has been presented annually since 1955 in recognition of alumni who have distinguished themselves as outstanding farmers. The award is based on leadership in the home, church, and community, as well as the use of wise and unique ideas in farm management and operation. Support of ABAC is also taken into consideration. The Master Farmer must earn two-thirds of his income on the farm. It is the oldest of the awards presented by the Alumni Association. Continue reading