Nuttin’ But a Good Time

Congratulations to GGIC client, EKC Pecans for being featured in the 2023 Candler County Magazine 👏 We love working with Curtis & Mattie Collins!
“Being willing to take all the help that anyone was giving, the Collinses got involved with the “incubator,” the nickname for the Georgia Grown Innovation Center in downtown Metter. That led them from packaging their nuts in Ziplock bags to custom-designed cellophane bags featuring the farm’s logo. With the assistance of Heidi Jeffers at the incubator, they were able to receive help from the USDA, even getting a barcode. They also were able to purchase more equipment, making harvest easier and less labor-intensive. “The incubator is doing what nobody thought it could do,” says Curtis in praise of the local business resource.”

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