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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Websites

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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News
  • Georgia's Corn Crop If and when to irrigate are important decisions growers will make in preparation for harvest season. Published: 08/08/17
  • Reagan Noland New Extension agronomist is responsible for commodities with farm gate value of more than $450 million. Published: 08/08/17
  • Midville Field Day Upcoming field day to highlight research in four of the state's major row crops. Published: 08/02/17
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Top Corn Producers
County Name Value
Decatur $92,339,000
Mitchell 47,430,496
Miller 17,975,790
Seminole 13,321,152
Burke 13,094,250
Colquitt 10,347,065
Lee 9,255,542
Terrell 8,859,770
Calhoun 8,705,245
Sumter 8,050,000
State Total: $396,063,446

Displaying farm gate values for 2015. Values are tallied in October for the previous year.