Georgia Farm Bureau Assistant Administrative Officer & Field Services Director Dennis Black retired from the organization Sept. 3 after faithfully serving the organization for more than 25 years.
“The Farm Bureau family sincerely thanks Dennis for the years of dedicated service and leadership he has provided our organization,” GFB President Tom McCall said. “We wish him and his wife, Teresa, all the best as they enter this new phase of their lives.”
Black has been a farmer member of the Stephens County Farm Bureau for more than 30 years. He began his GFB career in July 1996 as the GFB 2nd District federation manager. He assisted county Farm Bureaus in their efforts to advocate for farmers and promote agriculture in the 14-county district in Northeast Georgia.
In 2014, Black became GFB Field Services Department associate director and in 2017 was named GFB Field Services director. In these positions, Black worked with county Farm Bureaus and GFB staff to fulfill the organization’s mission.
He was a major driver in GFB and the Georgia Foundation for Agriculture’s efforts to create the Georgia Ag Experience mobile ag classroom that was unveiled last year. In November 2020, Black was named GFB assistant administrative officer in addition to leading the Field Services Department.
Black plans to return to his Stephens County cattle and poultry farm to spend more time with his family. The Blacks raise beef cattle, breeder hens and hay. He and Teresa have three adult children: Chris (Coda); Ellen ( Fonzo) and Clay (Annalise) and three grandchildren.