Agribusiness & Food Processing
in South Georgia
Locate South Georgia’s counties produce more than $4 billion annually in Farm Gate Value. Our 2.7 million acres of fertile land, 3.6 million acres of timber, and a balanced climate that is virtually free from harsh weather make for one of the best agricultural regions in the country.
South Georgia farmers produce about 80% of the state's row crops and are among the nation's leading producers of peanuts, cotton, vegetables, blueberries, and pecans.
South Georgia’s farm businesses have access to cutting edge products and processes through the University of Georgia Agricultural Experiment Station at Tifton, which focuses applied research on row crops, vegetables, fruits, nuts, and turf.
Celebrating our agribusiness prowess, the annual Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Ga., known as "North America's Premier Farm Show," has more than 1,200 exhibitors showcasing the latest in farming technology and attracting thousands of farmers to learn the latest techniques for increasing yield and managing stock and land.
Our region’s agricultural products translate into ever-increasing demand for food production/processing facilities. For example, Georgia peanuts are used in Peter Pan Peanut Butter, Snickers candy bars, and a multitude of other foods processed in the region. There are more than 74 food manufacturing companies in South Georgia including:
- Aviagen, Poultry Breeder, Quitman
- Bimbo QSR, Food Processing, Valdosta
- Cheney Brothers, Food Product Distributor, Tifton
- Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Beverages, Tifton
- Flowers Foods, Baked Goods, Thomasville
- Golden Boy, Food Processing, Fitzgerald
- Martin’s Famous Pastry Shoppe, Baked Goods, Valdosta
- Miller/Coors, Adult Beverages, Albany
- National Beef Packing Co., Beef, Moultrie
- Sanderson Farms, Poultry Processing, Moultrie
- Satsuma Co., Citrus Processing, Tifton
- Superior Sauce, Sauces, Tifton
- Sweet Grass Dairy, Dairy Products, Thomasville
- Tyson Foods, Poultry Processing, Camilla
- Walmart Meat Processing, Meats, Thomasville