A new book about the history of the cattle industry in Georgia was officially released last week during the 60th Annual Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Convention in Savannah. Folks attending were lined up to purchase their copy of the book, “Herds and Heritage: The History of Georgia’s Cattle Industry”. It was written by Jackie Kennedy from LaGrange, Ga. who talked with Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman. She says it all started from a request by the Georgia Cattlemen’s Foundation.
Kennedy conducted over 140 interviews to accurately record the many notable contributions that Georgia cattle and its people have made within the industry. The one-of-a kind book traces the arrival of the first cattle to enter the state to the present day.
Go to the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association website to learn more, or contact their office in Macon at 478-474-6560.