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1 Georgia Grown Trail:37

2 Georgia Grown Trail:37 Richie DeMott of Gin Creek Charlie Cowart of Still Pond Vineyard Jason Shaw of Georgia Olive Farms Ed Perry of Horse Creek Winery Maggie Potter, GA Tourism Project Manager and others came up with an idea …

3 Georgia Grown Trail:37 An idea designed to promote agritourism in South Georgia where there are miles of rural landscape, historic small towns and abundant agricultural operations. (HR77)

4 Wind through miles of centennial and family owned farms… The Trail would:

5 Wind through miles of centennial and family owned farms… Feature unique lodging… The Trail would:

6 Wind through miles of centennial and family owned farms… Feature unique lodging… Showcase U Pick farms… The Trail would:

7 Wind through miles of centennial and family owned farms… Feature unique lodging… Showcase U Pick farms… Promote farm stands… The Trail would:

8 Wind through miles of centennial and family owned farms… Feature unique lodging… Showcase U Pick farms… Promote farm stands… Provide hands-on farm experiences… The Trail would:

9 Support farm-to-table restaurants… The Trail would:

10 Support farm-to-table restaurants… Promote establishments dedicated to preserving and sharing local recipes and traditions… The Trail would:

11 Farm-to-table restaurants… Establishments dedicated to preserving and sharing local recipes and traditions… Highlight time-honored and progressive crops & farming techniques. The Trail would:

12 IN SHORT, THE TRAIL WOULD BE: an idea whose time had come.

13 Georgia Grown Trail:37 On January 29, 2013, House Resolution 77 designated a scenic highway route through South Georgia known as: Georgia Grown Trail: 37

14 Georgia Grown Trail: 37 Core Counties

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17 Assets along Georgia Grown Trail: 37 A Maze in Cane - Nashville AIM - Blakely All Points Produce - Sparks Bagby State Park – Fort Gaines Barber-Tucker House B&B - Moultrie Burton Brooks Peach Shed - Barney Colquitt County Farm Bureau Evergreen Produce, LLC - Adel George T. Bagby Lodge Restaurant Bagby State Park

18 Assets, contd Gaylas Grits - Lakeland Georgia Olive Farms - Lakeland Gin Greek Plantation - Moultrie Glass Enterprises - Camilla Horse Creek Winery/Perry Vineyards – Nashville/Sparks Lauri Jos Southern Style Canning – Norman Park Lawson Peach Shed - Morven Lenox River Ranch - Lenox Gin Creek Plantation

19 Assets, contd Little Duck Farms – Ray City Live Oak Plantation - Adel Ms. Jos Country Lane Daylilies - Sparks Ochlocknee Ridge Farms - Moultrie Packer Produce - Moultrie Patten Pecans - Lakeland Pecan Hill Inn - Moultrie Pecan Hill Inn

20 Assets, contd Quail Country - Arlington Reed Bingham State Park - Adel/Moultrie Roberts Taste of the Farm - Nashville Rose Marie Plantation - Cogdell Shadow Oak Plantation - Nashville Southern Grace - Enigma Southern Valley Fruit and Vegetable – Norman Park Sparkmans Cream Valley - Moultrie Sparkmans Cream Valley

21 Assets, contd Still Pond Winery - Arlington Sunbelt AgExpo - Moultrie Sundown Farms Plantation - Moultrie The Honey Shack - Homerville Thompson Farms - Dixie Weeks Honey - Omega White Oak Pastures - Bluffton Still Pond Winery

22 Georgia Grown Trail:37

23 1. Identify additional assets along the trail.

24 Georgia Grown Trail:37 2. Solidify the image to be used for signage.

25 Georgia Grown Trail:37 3. Engage the Georgia DOT and Department of Agriculture to place directionals to the assets.

26 Georgia Grown Trail:37 4. Create a marketing strategy for the trail utilizing all available media.

27 Georgia Grown Trail:37 Each step should coordinated by an organization of trail members …

28 Georgia Grown Trail:37 whose mission it is to coordinate all aspects of the trails promotion.

29 Georgia Grown Trail:37 Georgia Grown Trail:37 Association, Inc. A Non-Profit Membership CorporationA Non-Profit Membership Corporation

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