Georgia Department of Agriculture

Ag Day Celebration

Ag Day Celebrated in Atlanta

Governor Nathan Deal and Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black hosted the 2013 Ag Day celebration March 12th at the Freight Depot in Atlanta. The event drew visitors from throughout the state including members of the General Assembly, 4-H and FFA students, and representatives of various agricultural organizations. During the event, Commissioner Black and Governor Deal announced the winners of the Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest.

The Flavor of Georgia food product contest consists of market-ready prototypes or commercially available food products from across the state that are judged and critiqued by a panel of food experts.

 Categories include barbecue and hot sauces, confections, dairy products, meat products, snack foods, jams, jellies and sauces. Entries are judged based on flavor, best use of Georgian ingredients, Georgia theme, unique or innovative qualities, commercial appeal and originality.

Dairy: Georgia Red - Flat Creek Farm & Dairy
Company Representatives: Ryan Burger
From: Swainsboro

Confections: Georgia Peach Bonbons - Chocolate South
Company Representatives: Amy Stankus & Barbara Worth Ratner
From: Atlanta

Miscellaneous: Gayla's Grits
Company Representatives: Gayla and Kevin Shaw
From: Lakeland

Meat Products: Hunter Cattle Company Pork Sausage
Company Representatives: Del and Debra Ferguson
From: Brooklet

Sauces: My Sweet Hottie Homestyle Sweet &  Sour Sauce - Chinese  Southern Belle
Company Representatives: Natalie and Margaret Keng
From: Smyrna

BBQ & Hot Sauces: Hotlanta Honey, Honey with a Sting!
Company Representatives: Grant Giddens
From: Atlanta

Jams & Jellies: Spiced Blueberry Peach Jam - MiDi Blueberry Farm
Company Representatives: Mike & Diane Stafford
From: Byron

Snacks: Burke Bar - Byne Blueberry Farms
Company Representatives: Richard Byne
From: Waynesboro

Overall: Georgia Peach Bonbons - Chocolate South
Company Representatives: Amy Stankus & Barbara Worth Ratner
From: Atlanta

People's choice:  

Georgia Buffalo NY Strip Steak
Company: Georgia Buffalo, Inc.

The Flavor of Georgia Contest is sponsored in partnership with the Center of Innovation for Agribusiness, Office of Governor Nathan Deal, Walton EMC, Georgia Department of Agriculture, the Georgia Agribusiness Council and UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Department of Good Science and Technology.


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