By Larry K. Williams, TAG President and CEO
When it comes to Georgia’s thriving economy, many might immediately think of financial technology and advanced manufacturing as key players. While they both are important industries for our state, agriculture remains our largest sector, contributing a remarkable $75 billion to the state’s total annual economic output.
One out of every seven Georgians is employed in the agriculture industry, which faces numerous challenges such as food security, food waste and farmland loss. Thankfully, technology is revolutionizing every stage of the agricultural value chain, from crop inputs and production to animal production, processing and distribution.
Across Georgia, organizations like TAG are working to promote AgTech solutions that benefit everyone. For example, Goodr is working towards mitigating food waste and providing hunger relief through technology and nationwide logistics to divert waste and provide food to those in need. Additionally, the Partnership for Inclusive Innovation (PIN) is investing in digital literacy programs to support small and mid-sized farmers and their families, in collaboration with the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) and the University of Georgia (UGA).
TAG is proud to be a resource for connecting Georgia’s technology workforce, including those in AgTech, through networking, internships, apprenticeships and more. Please visit the TAG-Ed website to learn how you can get involved.