Growing Strawberries in the Peach State

Strawberry operations are opening up across the US. Among them is a producer in the Peach State who is continuing a family tradition. With over half a billion dollars in ag produce every year, Colquitt County is Georgia’s top ag producer and home to many of its agri-businesses. That’s why it was such an honor for Trey Hart, owner and operator of Ochlockonee Ridge Farms, in Moultrie, GA, to win the county’s AgriBusiness Person of the Year.

Ochlockonee Ridge Farms is a diversified operation, maintaining a large herd of cattle, several row crops, and a very successful “you pick” business. Participation has been great this spring as the strawberries are red, juicy, and ready to pick. Trey sees one of the many benefits of this side of the operation as an opportunity to spread the story of agriculture to visitors, hoping that they are inspired to become more and more informed about the food production channel from farm to grocery store shelf.

Trey credits support and encouragement from his father and other family members (the “you pick” aspect of their farm was his sister’s idea) with inspiring him to continue in the family’s farming tradition.

Rural Lifestyle & Entertainment Shows
First introduced to RFD-TV on Larry’s Country Diner, The Malpass Brothers, modern day troubadours, bring you their very own, brand-new show to RFD-TV. Viewers can enjoy traditional country music from the brother duo of Chris & Taylor Malpass, a featured celebrity guest on each episode, and loads of clever humor.
Join popular polka performer Mollie Busta as she hosts the weekly “Mollie B Polka Party” on RFD-TV! The one-hour program features the nation’s top polka bands and a wide variety of ethnic styles produced on location at music festivals from around the country.
Dailey & Vincent are BACK ON RFD-TV for another great season, brought to you by Gus Arrendale & Springer Mountain Farms. Join them as they welcome scores of fabulous bluegrass, country, and gospel music acts as special guests!
SharkFarmer TV is the brainchild of Rob Sharkey, a 5th-generation farmer from Illinois. He shares the stories of incredible people in agriculture—both their successes and perhaps a few blunders along the way. You’ll see aerial footage of the field just as the drone crashes into a barn—and hear the story behind it all.
Ray’s Roadhouse is a weekly program featuring the music of Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel. Ray and his band Asleep at the Wheel has had a more than 50 year career in the music industry and over the years have earned nine Grammy Awards. The program also will feature guest performers such as Pat Green, Stoney LaRue and Kelly Willis.