Georgia is the 24th largest and the 8th most populous of the 50 United States. From 2007 to 2008, 14 of Georgia’s counties ranked among the nation’s 100 fastest-growing, second only to Texas. Georgia is known as the Peach State and the Empire State of the South. Atlanta is the state’s capital, its most populous city, and has been named a global city. Georgia’s 2010 total gross state product was $403 billion. Its per capita personal income for 2011 put it 39th in the nation at $35,979. If Georgia were a stand-alone country, it would be the 28th largest economy in the world.
The mission of the Georgia Department of Agriculture is to protect consumers, promote agriculture both locally and globally and assist our customers using education, technology and a professional workforce.
The vision of the Georgia Department of Agriculture is to continue to be a globally recognized leader in agricultural excellence through a commitment to safety, quality, growth and innovation.
The Georgia Grown program is a marketing and economic development program of the Georgia Department of Agriculture. Our No. 1 goal is to aid our agricultural economies by bringing together producers, processors, suppliers, distributors, retailers, agritourism and consumers in one powerful, statewide community. We’re here to help new agribusinesses grow, and established agribusinesses thrive.