Corn is the most widely grown crop in Georgia. Yields were low until 1948 when hybrids better adapted to growing conditions in the southern U.S. were developed. UGA Extension provides farmersĀ  information that continues to aid them in corn production.

Most of the corn production in Georgia occurs in the southern counties, and is primarily used for animal feed and not human consumption.

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UGA-affiliated sites

Grains at UGA Information related to the production, storage and use of corn, sorghum, pearl millet, wheat, rye, oats, triticale and barley.

Impact Statements: Corn Descriptions of Extension efforts to improve knowledge and practices related to corn.

Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics IPBGG faculty actively engage in training of graduate students, the development of new crop varieties, and basic research on the genetics and understanding of crop traits important to agriculture and human kind.

UGA Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics Learn more about the agricultural and applied economics department at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

UGA Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Learn more about the crop and soil sciences department at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

External sites

National Corn Growers Association Organization representing corn growers before legislative and regulatory bodies.

The Corn Grower's Guide Book (Purdue) Extensive index of corn-related websites and publications.

The Maize Page (Iowa State) Detailed corn growing and corn product information from Iowa State University Extension.

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Top Corn Producers
County Name Value
Decatur $88,812,058
Mitchell 67,866,331
Miller 16,159,500
Colquitt 12,706,359
Seminole 12,618,375
Terrell 11,984,021
Baker 10,451,000
Burke 9,779,062
Lee 9,315,531
Sumter 9,187,500
State Total: $436,384,137

Displaying farm gate values for 2016. Values are tallied in October for the previous year.