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Berry College

Published April 5, 2012 by myberriesfarm

Overview of Berry

For more than a century, Berry College has emphasized the importance of a comprehensive and balanced education that unites a challenging academic program with opportunities for meaningful work experience, spiritual and moral growth, and significant service to others. This commitment to providing a firsthand educational experience – expressed as “Head, Heart and Hands” by college founder Martha Berry– remains just as relevant today as it was when the institution was founded in 1902.

Berry College logo

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Nationally recognized for both quality and value, Berry is an independent, coeducational college of approximately 1,850 students that offers exceptional undergraduate degree programs in the sciences, humanities, arts and social sciences, as well as undergraduate and master’s level opportunities in business and teacher education. Students are encouraged to enrich their academic studies through participation in one of the nation’s premier on-campus work experience program, and more than 90 percent take advantage of this unique opportunity to gain valuable real-world experience prior to graduation.

Institutional Mission

Berry College is a comprehensive liberal-arts college with Christian values. The college furthers our students’ intellectual, moral, and spiritual growth; proffers lessons that are gained from worthwhile work done well; and challenges them to devote their learning to community and civic betterment. Berry emphasizes an educational program committed to high academic standards, values based on Christian principles, practical work experience and community service in a distinctive environment of natural beauty. It is Berry’s goal to make an excellent private liberal-arts education accessible to talented students from a wide range of social and economic backgrounds.


Berry College is located next to Rome on U.S. 27 in northwest Georgia, 72 miles northwest of Atlanta and 75 miles south of Chattanooga.

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Berry offers an unusually beautiful environment for learning on its 26,000-acre campus, one of the world’s largest. Fields, forests, lakes and mountains provide scenic beauty in a protected natural setting.


Berry was founded in 1902 by Martha Berry (1865-1942) as a school for enterprising rural boys when few public schools existed in Georgia. A girls’ school was added in 1909. Berry became one of the nation’s most successful educational experiments, combining academic study, student work and interdenominational Christian religious emphasis. Berry has an excellent record of sound growth. A junior college was established in 1926 and a four-year college in 1930; graduate programs were added in 1972.

Sunny Ridge

Published April 5, 2012 by myberriesfarm
a strawberry in hand

a strawberry in hand (Photo credit: Moondole)

a strawberry in hand (Photo credit: Moondole)

Welcome to SunnyRidge!

You could say we’re a company that is always growing, but go beneath the surface and you will see that it goes ‘beyond the berries’ to a company culture fertile in fresh thinking. We know that the old way of doing things is no longer the only way. Yet we still make timeless family values like honesty and loyalty part of our daily business. Welcome to our world. Where we’re always bringing new ideas to fruition—and to market. Fresh from SunnyRidge Farm.

Sure, we’re growers, packers, shippers and marketers of fresh berries. But we’re also purveyors of reliability, flexibility and fresh thinking. At SunnyRidge Farm, we wear many hats. Including our thinking caps. So we’re always coming up with more reliable ways and flexible options to supply the market.

Because when it comes to our customers, we deliver more than fresh berries. We deliver on our promise of reliable shipments and quality products.  Our family owned and operated enterprise includes several working parts.  We are growers with company-owned acreage throughout Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Mexico. We also represent the finest growers from regions throughout North and South America

We are packers and shippers with operating centers in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Arkansas, Michigan, British Columbia, Mexico, Argentina and Chile. Just to name a few.  We are marketers representing contracted growers of blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and blackberries throughout the western hemisphere