Assistant Professor of History Education Tom Okie discusses his new book about the
The Georgia Peach might well be the most iconic fruit to symbolize Georgia. You see
it on license plates, billboards, and even government documents. But the peach is
actually rare to Georgia, and not native to our agricultural climate.
Tom Okie is an Assistant Professor of History Education at Kennesaw State University.
His new book, called “The Georgia Peach: Culture, Agriculture, and Environment in
the American South,” explores the odd history of the fruit.
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.
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