In 1951 a group of agribusiness leaders met to address the growing problem of current late breaking information being disseminated throughout the plant food industry in a timely manner. This group took the initiative to link together the key players in the industry to government regulators and research. Thus GPFES, The Georgia Plant Food Education Society, was born.

For over 50 years GPFES has provided a conduit for the timely passing of information through out the plant food industry. By acting as a key player in promoting the Certified Crop Advisor program (CCA), this organization has taken professionalism and the latest in education and training to new heights in Georgia. By providing this conduit for training and information Georgia dealers and growers are provided with the latest in research and technology in a timely manner that is unprecedented in American agriculture.

Plant food manufacturers, material suppliers, dealers, government agencies, and researchers at various University of Georgia colleges have come together as a result of these relationships and years of efforts. By each doing their job, and keeping each other informed, they have enabled Georgia agriculture to remain on the leading edge of technology and has provided our Growers with the one of the finest agronomic support systems in the nation. As we look to a new century, we in Georgia agriculture will continue to strive to provide a means for the ultimate goal, to provide our nation and the world with an abundant and safe supply of affordable and nutritious food.