GFB News Magazine

Georgia Christmas trees adorn Vice President’s house
11/15/2021

Georgia Christmas trees adorn Vice President’s house

Newton County Farm Bureau's Chuck Berry won reserve champion in the 2021 National Christmas Tree Contest.

Posted in Certified Farm Market, Farm/Rural culture

Centennial Farm Program recognizes Georgia’s ag heritage
11/15/2021

Centennial Farm Program recognizes Georgia’s ag heritage

Georgia farm families honored during ceremony at the Georgia National Fair.

Posted in Farm/Rural culture, State government

Cattle traits that bring higher prices
11/15/2021

Cattle traits that bring higher prices

Cattle buyer for Midwestern feedlots, shared what he’s looking for when he bids on calves at Georgia livestock barns.

Posted in beef, Georgia Farm Bureau, Sunbelt Expo

Sunbelt Ag Expo back in business
11/12/2021

Sunbelt Ag Expo back in business

Lee Nunn represents Georgia in Southeastern Farmer of the Year; Virginia celebrated as Spotlight State.

Posted in Georgia Farm Bureau, Sunbelt Expo

View from the Field: An accident can only take a second to happen
09/09/2021

View from the Field: An accident can only take a second to happen

Posted in Georgia Farm Bureau

Greens, Jackson & Lance win GFB YF&R Competitive Events
09/09/2021

Greens, Jackson & Lance win GFB YF&R Competitive Events

Congratulations to Steven & Tara Green, Jessica Lance & Cleve Jackson!

Posted in GFB Young Farmers & Ranchers

GFB YF&R Conference focuses on ag advocacy
09/09/2021

GFB YF&R Conference focuses on ag advocacy

Radke, Powell & Koch provide inspirational talks as Young Farmers & Ranchers meet on Jekyll Island

Posted in GFB Young Farmers & Ranchers

Long receives GFB Commodity Award
09/08/2021

Long receives GFB Commodity Award

Former GFB president served on GFB Board of Directors for 21 years.

Posted in Georgia Farm Bureau

GFB funds ag research
09/06/2021

GFB funds ag research

Nine UGA researchers receive almost $137,000 in grants

Posted in Georgia Farm Bureau, Georgia Foundation for Agriculture

New GFB hires
09/04/2021

New GFB hires

You may notice some new faces at Georgia Farm Bureau events this fall. Join us in welcoming these new members of the GFB Field Services Department

Posted in Georgia Farm Bureau

Black retires from GFB after 25 years
09/03/2021

Black retires from GFB after 25 years

Black has served as GFB Field Services director since 2017.

Posted in Georgia Farm Bureau

Georgia farmers weigh in on Daylight Saving Time
05/26/2021

Georgia farmers weigh in on Daylight Saving Time

State law will end clock-changing if Congress gives authorization

Posted in Georgia Farm Bureau

View from the Field
05/23/2021

View from the Field

GFB Certified Farm Markets provide opportunities for people to come together.

Posted in Georgia Farm Bureau President, Tom McCall

Mother, daughter duo makes memories with Farm Passport
05/22/2021

Mother, daughter duo makes memories with Farm Passport

Commerce resident Angela Gary writes about her experience visiting Georgia Farm Bureau Certified Farm Markets.

Posted in Certified Farm Market

GFB commodity committees discuss ag issues
05/21/2021

GFB commodity committees discuss ag issues

Spring meetings include guest speakers, facility visits as members consider policy recommendations.

Posted in cotton, Georgia Farm Bureau, peanuts, vegetables

McManus brought farm experience to GFB career
05/20/2021

McManus brought farm experience to GFB career

After 26 years, Assistant Public Policy Director retires.

Posted in Georgia Farm Bureau

Ag & textile leaders collaborate to bring manufacturing back to U.S.
05/19/2021

Ag & textile leaders collaborate to bring manufacturing back to U.S.

Program uses Georgia-grown cotton, mostly processed in Georgia, to clothe Georgia healthcare workers.

Posted in cotton, Georgia Farm Bureau

Certified Farm Markets & Agritourism benefit farmers & consumers
05/15/2021

Certified Farm Markets & Agritourism benefit farmers & consumers

GFB Essay Contest winning entry by Walker Elrod

Posted in Ag in the Classroom, Georgia Farm Bureau

Sizemore represents GFB in Collegiate DM
05/13/2021

Sizemore represents GFB in Collegiate DM

Lee County Farm Bureau member advances to Sweet 16 round

Posted in GFB Young Farmers & Ranchers

GFB sponsors FFA Discussion Meet
05/12/2021

GFB sponsors FFA Discussion Meet

Ware County's Colleen Barber won event, held during Georgia FFA Convention.

Posted in FFA, GFB Young Farmers & Ranchers

AFBF YF&R prize tractor at work on Nolans’ farm
05/09/2021

AFBF YF&R prize tractor at work on Nolans’ farm

Wayne County farm couple finished second in the American Farm Bureau Achievement Award contest.

Posted in AFBF, Georgia Farm Bureau, GFB Young Farmers & Ranchers

McCalls’ ag journey brings them home to Georgia Farm Bureau
03/11/2021

McCalls’ ag journey brings them home to Georgia Farm Bureau

New GFB President learned about Farm Bureau through his father's involvement

Posted in Georgia Farm Bureau

View from the Field
03/10/2021

View from the Field

A message from Georgia Farm Bureau President Tom McCall

Posted in Georgia Farm Bureau

Nolans take second-place honors in AFBF YF&R contest
03/04/2021

Nolans take second-place honors in AFBF YF&R contest

Mathis, Yopp represent Georgia well

Posted in GFB Young Farmers & Ranchers

COVID-19 creates demand for agritourism
03/02/2021

COVID-19 creates demand for agritourism

Majority of survey respondents looking for rural or small towns for getaways.

Posted in Farmers Markets

GFB YF&R & Women's Leadership Committees continue serving
02/23/2021

GFB YF&R & Women's Leadership Committees continue serving

Terms extended by one year because of COVID-19 disruption.

Posted in GFB Women's Leadership Committee, GFB Young Farmers & Ranchers

Gov. Kemp honors Long for service to Georgia ag
02/22/2021

Gov. Kemp honors Long for service to Georgia ag

Long presented with proclamation in Feb. 4 ceremony.

Posted in Georgia Farm Bureau

GFB Young Farmers & Ranchers Award Programs successful despite 2020 challenges
11/16/2020

GFB Young Farmers & Ranchers Award Programs successful despite 2020 challenges

Nolans, Mathis, Yopp claim top prizes in YF&R competitive events.

Posted in GFB Young Farmers & Ranchers

I Farm. I Vote. Each vote makes a difference
09/10/2020

I Farm. I Vote. Each vote makes a difference

This November, Georgians will elect the president of the United States, two U.S. senators, 14 U.S. representatives and 236 state legislators.

Posted in I Farm I Vote

GFB Farm Passport provides roadmap to fun
06/05/2020

GFB Farm Passport provides roadmap to fun

The passport guides travelers across Georgia to farms that grow a majority of what they sell at markets on their farms.

Posted in Certified Farm Market

Washington steps up to help farmers weather COVID-19 pandemic
06/01/2020

Washington steps up to help farmers weather COVID-19 pandemic

CARES Act established important programs to help soften the blow to farmers.

Posted in Certified Farm Market, GFB Public Policy

GFB offering new health coverage option for small businesses
05/30/2020

GFB offering new health coverage option for small businesses

Plan offers potential savings for small business employers if they are a sole proprietor or a group with at least two enrolled and no more than 50 eligible employees.

Posted in Georgia Farm Bureau

Farm Bureau cares Around Georgia during COVID-19
05/29/2020

Farm Bureau cares Around Georgia during COVID-19

GFB, county offices support food banks, make donations to health care providers and more.

Posted in Georgia Farm Bureau

Cagle serving on AFBF YF&R Committee
05/25/2020

Cagle serving on AFBF YF&R Committee

Cherokee County Farmer one of seven new members on 16-member national committee.

Posted in GFB Young Farmers & Ranchers

Make family memories with Georgia Farm Passport
05/24/2020

Make family memories with Georgia Farm Passport

How two families toured Georgia in 2019 visiting Certified Farm Markets around the state

Posted in Certified Farm Market

Market ripe for Satsumas but producers told to prepare for greening
02/26/2020

Market ripe for Satsumas but producers told to prepare for greening

Georgia citrus growers get crop production tips for Satsumas, which have already proven to be a hit with children.

Posted in Certified Farm Market

YF&R members represent Ga. well at AFBF
02/21/2020

YF&R members represent Ga. well at AFBF

Jimmersons, Kinsauls named to top 10 in their national contests.

Posted in GFB Young Farmers & Ranchers

GFB YF&R winners: Growing Georgia agriculture
11/19/2019

GFB YF&R winners: Growing Georgia agriculture

We're profiling the winnings in our four competitive events under the Young Farmers & Ranchers program

Posted in GFB Young Farmers & Ranchers

Pridgen: Pitching the positives of ag
11/18/2019

Pridgen: Pitching the positives of ag

Member of the Year Award winner reaches out to students, public

Posted in GFB Young Farmers & Ranchers

Jimmersons: Diving in with gratitude
11/18/2019

Jimmersons: Diving in with gratitude

Achievement Award winners

Posted in GFB Young Farmers & Ranchers

Kinsauls: Preparing new farmers
11/18/2019

Kinsauls: Preparing new farmers

Excellence in Agriculture Award winners

Posted in GFB Young Farmers & Ranchers

Marchant: Creating ag advocates
11/18/2019

Marchant: Creating ag advocates

Discussion Meet winner

Posted in GFB Young Farmers & Ranchers

Cooley Farms Demystifies Poultry Farming, Opens Farm to Public
11/17/2019

Cooley Farms Demystifies Poultry Farming, Opens Farm to Public

Crawford County poultry farmers open a learning center to give guests an inside view of what goes on in a chicken house.

Posted in farm families, Georgia Farm Bureau, Poultry

The nuts and bolts of federal farm programs
11/15/2019

The nuts and bolts of federal farm programs

Series of meetings walks growers through requirements.

Posted in Disaster aid, Farm Bill

Lily Baucom leading Georgia Foundation for Agriculture
11/08/2019

Lily Baucom leading Georgia Foundation for Agriculture

Foundation supports agricultural literacy projects and helps fund educational opportunities.

Posted in Georgia Farm Bureau

Meet the winners & finalists of GFB YF&R Contests
08/19/2019

Meet the winners & finalists of GFB YF&R Contests

Winners of all four contests announced during GFB Young Farmers & Ranchers Leadership Conference

Posted in GFB Young Farmers & Ranchers

GFB Photo Contest puts farm life in focus
08/19/2019

GFB Photo Contest puts farm life in focus

Greene County's Nicole Duvall wins top prize.

Posted in GFB Young Farmers & Ranchers

GFB Commodity Conference covers gamut of ag issues
08/17/2019

GFB Commodity Conference covers gamut of ag issues

Disaster aid, livestock issues, feral swine control & EPA regulations are on farmers' minds these days. Learn what experts said about these topics & more.

Posted in Georgia Farm Bureau, GFB Public Policy

GFB YF&R Conference cultivates mental health growth
08/17/2019

GFB YF&R Conference cultivates mental health growth

Annual conference offered communication workshops & tips on how to help farmers in crisis.

Posted in GFB Young Farmers & Ranchers

GFB Award presented to Patsie Cannon
08/13/2019

GFB Award presented to Patsie Cannon

Patsie Cannon has supported Georgia's beef industry for more than 35 years through UGA beef programs & her family's cattle marketing company.

Posted in beef, Georgia Farm Bureau

Land & Leadership Advocates learn to promote agriculture
08/11/2019

Land & Leadership Advocates learn to promote agriculture

New GFB program for farmers ages 36-50 equips members to connect with consumers.

Posted in Georgia Farm Bureau, Land & Leadership Advocates Program

GFB honors Ga. Jr. National Grand Champions
05/23/2019

GFB honors Ga. Jr. National Grand Champions

GFB hosted an Evening of Champions for the 4-H & FFA members who won grand championship prizes with their animals at the Georgia Junior National Livestock Show.

Posted in Georgia Farm Bureau

Flint River Fresh seeks farmers to feed Albany area
05/23/2019

Flint River Fresh seeks farmers to feed Albany area

Flint River Fresh is working to help small farmers in the Albany area sell the food they grow directly to consumers and Dougherty County schools.

Posted in Farmers Markets

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

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

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

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