Agriculture students from local high schools recently visited Riverview Farms Milling. Owned and operated by Brad Swancy, Riverview Farms Milling grows and mills their corn into grits and cornmeal.
Swancy first gave a brief overview of the milling operation before milling corn into cornmeal. Students learned about the specific design of the stone mill and the upkeep of the mill and equipment.
After touring the mill, students were led around the farm to get an overview of the fields used for various crops, beef cattle, bee hives and the hog barn.
Riverview Farms was started by Carter Swancy and is now operated by brothers Wes and Brad and their families. The tours were arranged by Gordon County Young Farmers and Downtown Calhoun.