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Altogether, Brooks County totaled $150,028,000 in revenue from the year 1995 – 2019 from local farms. Cotton is one of the most profitable crops in the county.
Brooks County is home to more than 11,000 commercial dairy cows, which equates to a farm-gate value of more than $34 million.
In addition, Brooks County is home to approximately 254 acres of watermelons, a production level which equates to more than $1.5 million in farm-gate value and places Brooks County in the top 19 counties for watermelon production in Georgia.
NextEra Energy is set to build a solar project on 1,700 acres near Quitman which will be the company’s second solar farm in Brooks County.
NextEra is already building a separate solar project on 1,200 acres.
This project could bring an estimated $10 million in tax revenue to Brooks County over the next 30 years!
The Brooks County Board of Commissioners has designated the County and Deputy Clerk for the Board of Commissioners as the Open Records Officer and the Alternate Open Records Officer to act in the Open Records Officer’s absence. Please fill out and submit the appropriate form.
About Brooks County
Located just west of Valdosta in southwest Georgia, on the Florida border, Brooks is a county of moss-laden oaks and a long , honored history. The largest town in Brooks County, Quitman, serves as the county seat. Other small towns in the county include Barney (famous for its peaches), Barwick, Dixie, Morven, and Pavo.