Pakistani group visits Georgia Farm Bureau
By: Georgia Farm Bureau
2/8/2017 2:12:50 PM
A delegation of government officials and university researchers from Pakistan met with Georgia Farm Bureau leaders on Jan. 30 at the GFB office in Macon. During the meeting the visitors heard from GFB President Gerald Long, UGA Associate Dean for Research Dr. Robert Shulstad, GFB Legislative Director Jeffrey Harvey, Georgia Cotton Commission Communications Director Chris Chammoun and GFB Commodities/Marketing Director Don McGough.
The Pakistani group, on a five-day visit in Georgia, heard about GFB, the state's agriculture industry and issues faced by Georgia farmers. It was an opportunity for them to seek information about U.S. agriculture. They were interested in how the Cooperative Extension works, what GFB's role is and the organization's stance on GMOs and organic foods.
The group visited a middle Georgia peach farm and attended the International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta.
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