GFB News Magazine

UGA ag school among nations's best
02/19/2019

UGA ag school among nations's best

Dean Pardue briefs Ag Forecast attendees on enrollment and research innovations at CAES.

Posted in Uncategorized

UGA experts predict challenging times for farmers
02/19/2019

UGA experts predict challenging times for farmers

Ag Forecast Series provides outlook for major Georgia commodities

Posted in beef, cotton, crop management, peanuts, Poultry

GFB YF&R members shine in AFBF contests
02/19/2019

GFB YF&R members shine in AFBF contests

Georgia contestants finished in the top 10 in all three competitive events

Posted in AFBF Convention, GFB Young Farmers & Ranchers

Trump: 'Farmers are the backbone of our country'
02/19/2019

Trump: 'Farmers are the backbone of our country'

President speaks at AFBF Convention, discussing border wall, trade, rural broadband and regulations

Posted in Uncategorized

AFBF celebrates 100 years
02/19/2019

AFBF celebrates 100 years

Duvall: 'Farm Bureau members throughout our history, and still to- day, have always answered the call to feed, fuel and defend our nation'

Posted in AFBF Convention, Trump

GFB Women's Leadership Committee promotes ag literacy
02/18/2019

GFB Women's Leadership Committee promotes ag literacy

The GFB Women's Leadership Committee is helping county Farm Bureaus increase the awareness and understanding consumers have of agriculture. Get details of the upcoming GFB Educational Leadership Conference in April & the National AITC conference in June.

Posted in Ag in the Classroom, GFB Women's Leadership Committee

Young Farmers & Ranchers Gaining Ground
02/18/2019

Young Farmers & Ranchers Gaining Ground

The GFB YF&R Committee is making its mark within Farm Bureau, each county, and Georgia's ag community. Raising money for the Ga. Food Banks was one way it had a positive influence. Learn about the exciting activities the program offers.

Posted in GFB Young Farmers & Ranchers

Dickey family moving farm forward together
02/18/2019

Dickey family moving farm forward together

Dickey Farms, one of GFB's Certified Farm Markets, has been growing peaches since 1897. The 4th & 5th generations of the family are collaborating to grow the farm for the next generation.

Posted in Certified Farm Market, farm families, peaches

Peanut growers encouraged not to increase acreage
02/18/2019

Peanut growers encouraged not to increase acreage

UGA peanut experts caution farmers that increasing acreage could cause an oversupply of peanuts and lower prices.

Posted in crop management, peanuts

Whiteflies bugging vegetable & cotton producers
02/18/2019

Whiteflies bugging vegetable & cotton producers

An estimated $200 million in crop losses were attributed to whiteflies in 2017. UGA entomologists are researching techniques to control whitefly populations.

Posted in cotton, crop management, vegetables

Farmers, don't let stress steal your joy
02/18/2019

Farmers, don't let stress steal your joy

Studies show farming ranks in the top ten most stressful occupations. Take a look at rural stress & resources for help.

Posted in farm/rural stress

New farm bill gives agriculture five years of certainty
02/18/2019

New farm bill gives agriculture five years of certainty

Get the highlights of the 2018 farm bill Congress passed in December.

Posted in Farm Bill, GFB Public Policy

GFB launches Land & Leadership Advocates Program
02/18/2019

GFB launches Land & Leadership Advocates Program

Georgia farmers & ranchers ages 36 to 50 have an opportunity to continue their Farm Bureau involvement through a new program.

Posted in GFB Young Farmers & Ranchers, Land & Leadership Advocates Program

View from the Field: Working to make Harvest 20 a reality
02/18/2019

View from the Field: Working to make Harvest 20 a reality

GFB's Harvest 20 Vision consists of three elements: Inspire. Educate. Preserve. GFB is working to inspire our members, educate consumers about agriculture and preserve the future of Georgia agriculture.

Posted in GFB Harvest 20 Vision

EPA's Wheeler outlines new WOTUS rule
02/15/2019

EPA's Wheeler outlines new WOTUS rule

In a Feb. 6 visit in McDuffie County, the acting EPA administrator shares guiding principles and summarizes what is a Water of the United States and what is not a water of the United States.

Posted in Uncategorized

Rain pushes '18 cotton harvest into '19
02/15/2019

Rain pushes '18 cotton harvest into '19

Georgia cotton producers in some cases were still harvesting the 2018 crop in February and a variety of weather-related problems cost them a big portion of their crop.

Posted in Uncategorized

Rural Pain: Opioid Crisis hits hard in the country
02/15/2019

Rural Pain: Opioid Crisis hits hard in the country

Addiction and overdoses are a rampant problem in rural areas, where a seemingly insignificant injury can have wide-ranging adverse affects.

Posted in Uncategorized

Kemp praises Georgia farmers, vows to help South Ga. rebuild
02/15/2019

Kemp praises Georgia farmers, vows to help South Ga. rebuild

Then-Gov.-elect shared plans to strengthen rural Georgia communities in speech at GFB Convention.

Posted in GFB Convention

Spontaneous hay combustion a hot topic at GFB Convention
02/15/2019

Spontaneous hay combustion a hot topic at GFB Convention

The presence of moisture, carbohydrates, oxygen and microorganism can combine in the right conditions to ignite stored hay. Monitoring is a key practice to preventing these fires.

Posted in GFB Convention

GFB 2nd District holds 10th annual cattle show
02/14/2019

GFB 2nd District holds 10th annual cattle show

Eighty-three students competed in this annual event designed to prepare them for the Ga. Junior National Livestock Show & introduce them to Georgia Farm Bureau's YF&R program.

Posted in beef, GFB Young Farmers & Ranchers

Miracle of birth displayed at Georgia National Fair
11/23/2018

Miracle of birth displayed at Georgia National Fair

The Georgia Grown Baby Barn at the 2018 Georgia National Fair in October drew crowds to witness the miracle of birth.

Posted in Uncategorized

GFB Commodity Award presented to Chambliss
11/22/2018

GFB Commodity Award presented to Chambliss

Former U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss received the 2018 Georgia Farm Bureau Commodity Award during the organization’s annual commodity conference.

Posted in Uncategorized

Meter data shows farmers using water responsibly
11/20/2018

Meter data shows farmers using water responsibly

Data collected from the meters on thousands of irrigation pivots in Georgia show farmers are using water wisely to irrigate their crops.

Posted in Uncategorized

Bringing processing & markets closer to farms key to ag economic development
11/20/2018

Bringing processing & markets closer to farms key to ag economic development

In the final installment of our Rural Prosperity Series, we look at how a reopened livestock barn provides farmers with a local market and helps the regional economy.

Posted in Uncategorized

Country goes to town
08/07/2018

Country goes to town

Travel to Newnan to see a collection of farm animal sculptures displayed on the city’s downtown square.

Posted in Uncategorized

GFB tailors insurance coverage for each poultry farm’s needs
08/06/2018

GFB tailors insurance coverage for each poultry farm’s needs

Learn how GFB agents work to make certain the insurance coverage it offers poultry growers covers the specific needs of each farm.

Posted in Uncategorized

The farmers’ disconnect: Slow or no internet a constant headache
08/03/2018

The farmers’ disconnect: Slow or no internet a constant headache

In the fourth installment of our Rural Prosperity Series, we look at the problems farmers are having due to the lack of broadband in rural Georgia.

Posted in Uncategorized

Cabes, Creasy, Lewallen win YF&R competitive events
08/02/2018

Cabes, Creasy, Lewallen win YF&R competitive events

One of the highlights of the annual YF&R summer conference is the discussion meet contest and announcement of the winners of the YF&R Excellence in Agriculture Award and YF&R Achievement Award.

Posted in Uncategorized

GFB Young Farmers & Ranchers Gain Ground at summer conference
08/01/2018

GFB Young Farmers & Ranchers Gain Ground at summer conference

Speakers at the annual conference told young farmers how to gain ground in the areas of business, advocacy, education and policy. The winners of the three YF&R competitive events were announced.

Posted in Uncategorized

Young Farmer & Rancher Achievement Award Profile: Mitchell and Becky Pittman
07/27/2018

Young Farmer & Rancher Achievement Award Profile: Mitchell and Becky Pittman

The Pittmans grow vegetables and fruit and have a roadside farm market in Toombs County

Posted in Uncategorized

Young Farmer & Rancher Achievement Award profile: Will and Heather Cabe
07/27/2018

Young Farmer & Rancher Achievement Award profile: Will and Heather Cabe

The Cabes raise poultry cattle and hay on their farm in Franklin County.

Posted in Uncategorized

Young Farmer & Rancher Achievement Award profile: Elton Baldy
07/27/2018

Young Farmer & Rancher Achievement Award profile: Elton Baldy

Baldy grows vegetables and row crops on his farms in and around Colquitt County.

Posted in Uncategorized

GFB plants seeds for Harvest 20
06/15/2018

GFB plants seeds for Harvest 20

Get tips from the GFB Educational Leadership Conference for county ag literacy programs.

Posted in Uncategorized

The Original Supernut
06/14/2018

The Original Supernut

Georgians are familiar with pecans & eat them year-round. Most consumers, however, only think of pecans in terms of pies at Thanksgiving or Christmas. The American Pecan Council has launched a national campaign highlighting the virtues of pecans.

Posted in Uncategorized

Georgia National Fair to feature live cow & sow births
06/13/2018

Georgia National Fair to feature live cow & sow births

Everyone who attends the Ga. National Fair, Oct. 4-14 can see calves & piglets being born at the Georgia Grown Baby Barn.

Posted in Uncategorized

Ag Educator Workshops show teachers how to meet STEM requirements using ag
06/11/2018

Ag Educator Workshops show teachers how to meet STEM requirements using ag

Another crop of teachers were introduced to the Ag in the Classroom (AITC) Program during two Ag Educator Workshops held in Laurens and Paulding counties this spring.

Posted in Uncategorized

GFB brings host of Doc Talk to Ga. Food Animal Conference
06/08/2018

GFB brings host of Doc Talk to Ga. Food Animal Conference

Veterinary associations and ag organizations hosted the 4th Annual Georgia Food Animal Conference

Posted in Uncategorized

Promoting Rural Prosperity: What do farmers need from their workers?
06/07/2018

Promoting Rural Prosperity: What do farmers need from their workers?

Farmers need help to plant and harvest, but they also need people who can do a lot of other things year-round.

Posted in Uncategorized

GFB poultry house inspections benefit growers
06/07/2018

GFB poultry house inspections benefit growers

Inspecting poultry houses while they are being built allows GFB to monitor the construction process to ensure the contractors adhere to the modern building standards.

Posted in Uncategorized

GFB insurance policies follow UGA recommendations to protect poultry farmers’ investment
04/30/2018

GFB insurance policies follow UGA recommendations to protect poultry farmers’ investment

The Georgia Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company has adopted construction recommendations made by the UGA College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences that promote the structural integrity of poultry houses.

Posted in Uncategorized

GFB poultry house guidelines based on UGA recommendations
02/16/2018

GFB poultry house guidelines based on UGA recommendations

Georgia Farm Bureau’s Mutual Insurance Company (GFB MIC) is a longtime supporter of Georgia’s poultry farmers and was one of the first Georgia insurance companies to offer coverage for poultry operations.

Posted in Uncategorized