The feasibility of an aquaculture cooperative in Hart, Franklin, and Stephens Counties, Georgia
Wolfe, Kent L.
McKissick, John C.
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The Hart, Franklin, and Stephens County Joint Development Authorities commissioned The University of Georgia’s Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development (CAED) to determine the economic feasibility of reconditioning abandoned farms and their buildings and operating them for aquaculture production in the tri-county region. By revitalizing and operating these aquaculture production facilities, the Joint Development Authority would like to create an opportunity for area farmers to utilize and generate income from existing idle farm structures (i.e., outdated chicken houses, hog parlor facilities, and greenhouses). The CAED has divided the market into two distinct groups with one being the area residents and the second is the ethnic food retail markets operating in Metropolitan Atlanta. The report will cover both of these markets starting with the area residents.