Jekyll island Convention Center

2018 Georgia Farm Bureau Annual Meeting

Less than two months after Hurricane Michael dealt more than $2.5 billion in crop and livestock damage to Georgia agriculture, Georgia Farm Bureau members will gather on Jekyll Island to celebrate the resiliency of Georgia farmers during our 81st annual meeting Dec. 2-4, 2018.

Highlights of this year's meeting will include speeches by American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall and Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black.  

Convention activities begin at 10 a.m. on Dec. 2 at the Jekyll Island Convention Center. Sunday events include a trade show, featuring booths from many of Georgia’s agricultural organizations and agencies, and a “Sip & Spoonful” reception showcasing GFB’s Certified Farm Markets.

During the Celebrating Agricultural Literacy event, GFB will recognize efforts by county Farm Bureaus and individuals to educate students about agriculture through the Ag in the Classroom program.  

The first day of the convention will close with a worship service at 4:30 p.m.

On Dec. 3, GFB President Gerald Long will deliver his annual address, followed by remarks from AFBF President Duvall and Commissioner of Agriculture Black. The convention trade show will be open from 9 a.m. until noon,

Commodity conferences, featuring speakers who will address management and policy issues for the major commodities grown in Georgia, will be held Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.                    

On Dec. 4 GFB voting delegates will discuss and approve policy resolutions submitted by county Farm Bureau chapters statewide. The resolutions approved by the delegates will become the organization’s official policy and will guide its legislative efforts in 2019. Delegates will also elect the 2019 GFB Board of Directors.