Michelle Nunn brought her U.S. Senate campaign to Fort Valley State University Tuesday where she promoted agriculture and Georgia farm products.
A Democrat and daughter of former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn, she brought along U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan to hawk the importance of agriculture in Georgia and around the nation.
"I'm here with Sen. Stabenow, who is chair of the Agriculture Committee in the Senate, and we're talking to folks about what we can do to lift up Georgia's farmers and to continue to make this a vibrant and dynamic dimension of our economy here in the state," Nunn said.
Nunn said she supported the bi-partisan farm bill that Stabenow pushed through the U.S. Senate.
"There's all sorts of things in there that includes conservation efforts, research, helping to engender the next generation of farmers and preparing them, so lots of things to work with there," Nunn said.
Although she lives near Atlanta, Nunn said she comes from a farming family and that she still visits the family farm near Perry, which she says is getting some new commodities.
"We're excited to now actually be adding to our farm produce," Nunn said. "We've been planting squash and cucumbers, and in addition to growing the pecans that we've grown since my grandfather started the farm."
Nunn said she enjoys her family trips to their farm on Highway 341 near Perry.
"We have started to do more with the produce," Nunn said. "I'm actually getting my 9 and 11-year-old to do some of the actual digging in the dirt. We actually have a pig named Mabelline and some chickens, so we're having fun with that."
Nunn is seeking the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Republican Saxby Chambliss. She's one of five Democrats seeking their party's nomination in the May 20 primary.
The winner will meet the Republican nominee in the November general election. There are eight candidates seeking the GOP's nomination.
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