GFB News Magazine

AFBF seeks ag innovators
05/18/2021

AFBF seeks ag innovators

Ag Innovation Challenge offers 11 prizes totaling $165,000.

Posted in AFBF, AFBF Convention

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

Does your farm dog have what it takes to win $5,000?
05/10/2021

Does your farm dog have what it takes to win $5,000?

Farm Bureau members have until July 2 to enter the 2022 Farm Dog of the Year Contest.

Posted in AFBF

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

David Scott chairing U.S. House Ag Committee
03/09/2021

David Scott chairing U.S. House Ag Committee

Experiences on farm, in Ga. Legislature helped him grow into who he is.

Posted in Uncategorized

Dickey, Walker chairing Georgia Ag Committees
03/08/2021

Dickey, Walker chairing Georgia Ag Committees

GFB looks forward to working with new leaders

Posted in Uncategorized

UGA economists deliver 2021 outlook for Georgia crops
03/07/2021

UGA economists deliver 2021 outlook for Georgia crops

Online comparison tool available to guide row crop farmers in decision-making.

Posted in Uncategorized

China, COVID-19 continue as major factors for livestock
03/06/2021

China, COVID-19 continue as major factors for livestock

Nepveux: There may be more disruptions, but they shouldn't be as severe as in 2020.

Posted in beef, Poultry

National FFA President Harper: Different  methods, same goals
03/05/2021

National FFA President Harper: Different methods, same goals

Nationwide travel has given way to virtual meetings for Newton County's Doster Harper.

Posted in Uncategorized

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 Vaccine Information
03/03/2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

State ag organizations provide info about vaccine and healthy practices on the farm.

Posted in Uncategorized

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

Property tax programs give forestland owners options
03/01/2021

Property tax programs give forestland owners options

Agricultural Preference, CUVA, FLPA, Qualified Timber Property incentives could lower tax bills.

Posted in UGA

AFBF hosts historic virtual convention
02/28/2021

AFBF hosts historic virtual convention

GFB receives four awards of excellence

Posted in AFBF Convention

Goodman donation to Georgia Ag Foundation will fund scholarships
02/27/2021

Goodman donation to Georgia Ag Foundation will fund scholarships

GFB 3rd District Director makes gift in memory of her husband, Dr. Jim Goodman.

Posted in Georgia Foundation for Agriculture

GFB looking for Georgia Ag in the Classroom Teacher of the Year
02/26/2021

GFB looking for Georgia Ag in the Classroom Teacher of the Year

National AITC Conference begins June 28 in Des Moines, Iowa.

Posted in Uncategorized

Georgia Farm Bureau honors Isakson with Commodity Award
02/25/2021

Georgia Farm Bureau honors Isakson with Commodity Award

Isakson championed Georgia agriculture in Georgia House, Georgia Senate, U.S. House, U.S. Senate.

Posted in GFB Public Policy

Knowles wins 2020 GFB Quality Hay Contest
02/24/2021

Knowles wins 2020 GFB Quality Hay Contest

Details about 2021 contest to be released in mid-summer.

Posted in GFB Hay Contest

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

GACD sponsors Georgia AG Experience STEM Challenge
02/21/2021

GACD sponsors Georgia AG Experience STEM Challenge

Students to explore the real-world issue that farmers face of maintaining soil health.

Posted in Ag in the Classroom, Georgia Foundation for Agriculture

GFB Convention canceled; district election meetings set
11/17/2020

GFB Convention canceled; district election meetings set

Krik, McCall run to become next GFB president

Posted in GFB Convention

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

Georgia Ag Experience prepares to hit the road
11/15/2020

Georgia Ag Experience prepares to hit the road

Interactive lesson stations show students how farmers plant and harvest their crops, take care of their animals and preserve the natural resources on their farms.

Posted in Ag in the Classroom

Ag roots run deep for Folsom family
11/14/2020

Ag roots run deep for Folsom family

Farm upbringing grew into diversified ag operation for South Georgia auto dealer.

Posted in Georgia Foundation for Agriculture

Ga. Foundation for Ag offers college, tech college & vet school scholarships
11/13/2020

Ga. Foundation for Ag offers college, tech college & vet school scholarships

March 1, 2021, is deadline to apply.

Posted in Georgia Foundation for Agriculture

GFB awards Harvest 20 research grants
11/12/2020

GFB awards Harvest 20 research grants

Studies address eight production and economic issues affecting Georgia farmers.

Posted in GFB Harvest 20 Vision

View from the Field
11/11/2020

View from the Field

A parting note from GFB President Gerald Long

Posted in Uncategorized

Garland wins GFB teaching award
11/10/2020

Garland wins GFB teaching award

Cherokee County teacher uses the school’s vegetable garden as a springboard for teaching her students math, writing and science skills.

Posted in Ag in the Classroom

Nick Place to begin leading UGA CAES on Jan. 1
11/09/2020

Nick Place to begin leading UGA CAES on Jan. 1

Technical training, advanced research among incoming dean's top priorities

Posted in Uncategorized

Norton cousins sweep state goat and lamb shows
11/07/2020

Norton cousins sweep state goat and lamb shows

Georgia Farm Bureau awards Grady County youth with top prizes for Georgia Jr. Market Goat Shows and Georgia Jr. Market Lamb show.

Posted in Livestock shows

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

West Georgia partnership seen as possible model for rural broadband
09/09/2020

West Georgia partnership seen as possible model for rural broadband

Survey shows 80.3% of rural Georgians have access to fixed terrestrial broadband internet service.

Posted in Uncategorized

GFB Hay Contest offers chance to win use of Vermeer  baler
09/08/2020

GFB Hay Contest offers chance to win use of Vermeer baler

Oct. 31 is entry deadline.

Posted in GFB Hay Contest

GFB celebrates 30th Annual Ga.  Jr. National Livestock Champions
09/07/2020

GFB celebrates 30th Annual Ga. Jr. National Livestock Champions

Meet the 4-H & FFA members who won grand champion awards with their cattle, hogs & goat.

Posted in Livestock shows

GFB Photo Contest winners capture beauty of farm life
09/06/2020

GFB Photo Contest winners capture beauty of farm life

Photos will be featured in 2020 GFB Young Farmers & Ranchers calendar

Posted in GFB Photo Contest

Peanut genome mapping speeds leaf spot research
09/05/2020

Peanut genome mapping speeds leaf spot research

The peanut genome map allows researchers to develop new varieties faster.

Posted in peanuts

COVID-19 cancels Georgia fairs & Sunbelt Expo
09/04/2020

COVID-19 cancels Georgia fairs & Sunbelt Expo

Georgia's signature agricultural events look forward to returning in 2021

Posted in Georgia National Fair, Sunbelt Expo

Nunn named Georgia Expo Farmer
09/03/2020

Nunn named Georgia Expo Farmer

Nunn and his counterparts from nine other states will host judges next year and a winner will be unveiled at the 2021 Sunbelt Expo.

Posted in Sunbelt Expo

Farm Bureau presents Rep. Bishop Golden Plow Award
09/02/2020

Farm Bureau presents Rep. Bishop Golden Plow Award

Award recognizes sitting members of Congress for their representation of farmers and ranchers.

Posted in Uncategorized

Georgia agriculture comes to life through GFB Art Contest
09/01/2020

Georgia agriculture comes to life through GFB Art Contest

Twiggs County's Abigail Mongomery sketched the winning drawing.

Posted in Ag in the Classroom

Salter named GFB 10th District Federation Manager
08/31/2020

Salter named GFB 10th District Federation Manager

Salter succeeds Michael Purvis, who moved into a GFB insurance role in Irwin County.

Posted in Uncategorized

Georgia Foundation for Agriculture names new directors
08/30/2020

Georgia Foundation for Agriculture names new directors

Bentley, McKie, Massey, Steinkamp and Verner to serve three-year terms.

Posted in Georgia Foundation for Agriculture

State ag budget takes cuts, but it could have been worse
08/29/2020

State ag budget takes cuts, but it could have been worse

GFB Public Policy launches Digging In webinar series

Posted in Uncategorized

Richey Seaton retires from Georgia Cotton Commission
08/28/2020

Richey Seaton retires from Georgia Cotton Commission

Sills, Snider take new staff positions

Posted in Uncategorized

CDC, DOL release COVID-19 guidance for ag workers
08/27/2020

CDC, DOL release COVID-19 guidance for ag workers

The recommendations outline a template of action ag employers can adopt to protect ag workers from COVID-19.

Posted in Uncategorized

UGA weed science experts weigh effects of dicamba ruling
08/26/2020

UGA weed science experts weigh effects of dicamba ruling

California court decision to ban weed-control product expected to affect every farmer in the state.

Posted in crop management

Agricultural Commodity Commission Referendums pass
08/25/2020

Agricultural Commodity Commission Referendums pass

Posted in Uncategorized

GFB mourns loss of Childs, former Farm Bureau leader
08/24/2020

GFB mourns loss of Childs, former Farm Bureau leader

Jackson County native served as GFB 1st Vice President from 1994 to 2008.

Posted in Uncategorized

Study: Expo has $16.7 million economic impact
08/23/2020

Study: Expo has $16.7 million economic impact

UGA CAED completed an economic impact study and GRC helped Expo formulate its strategic plan.

Posted in Sunbelt Expo

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

GFB Certified Farm Markets are #StillFarming & serving customers
06/04/2020

GFB Certified Farm Markets are #StillFarming & serving customers

Owners adapt operations in response to shelter-in-place orders and put social distancing measures in place.

Posted in COVID-19

COVID-19 slaughtering livestock producers’ bottom line
06/03/2020

COVID-19 slaughtering livestock producers’ bottom line

Prices, processing pose problems for cattle, hog and poultry sectors

Posted in COVID-19

Dumped milk no joke for Georgia dairies
06/02/2020

Dumped milk no joke for Georgia dairies

DFA asked its Georgia and Florida producers to dump about 500,000 gallons of milk in late March and early April.

Posted in COVID-19

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

April tornadoes damage Georgia farms statewide
05/28/2020

April tornadoes damage Georgia farms statewide

Storms strike ag operations already struggling with effects of COVID-19 and long-term depressed commodity prices.

Posted in Weather damage

Survey says farmers stressed. Now what?
05/27/2020

Survey says farmers stressed. Now what?

UGA study looks at stress levels and offers resources to help Georgians cope.

Posted in farm/rural stress

Ga. Foundation for Agriculture supports elementary ag ed programs
05/26/2020

Ga. Foundation for Agriculture supports elementary ag ed programs

Grants of $1,000 each go to 25 elementary schools across the state.

Posted in Georgia Foundation for Agriculture

Sokolowski pens winning essay in GFB contest
05/26/2020

Sokolowski pens winning essay in GFB contest

Students were asked to discuss the relationship between farmers and natural resources.

Posted in Ag in the Classroom

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

GFB Young Farmers & Ranchers experience D.C.
05/24/2020

GFB Young Farmers & Ranchers experience D.C.

Thirty YF&R members participated in the four-day program that included meetings with AFBF lobbyists, AFBF President Zippy Duvall, USDA, EPA, members of the House Ag Committee, Georgia congressmen and staff from the two Georgia senators.

Posted in Uncategorized

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

Hurricane Michael recovery funds soon available for farmers
02/25/2020

Hurricane Michael recovery funds soon available for farmers

April 8 is deadline to apply for block grants administered by Georgia Department of Agriculture.

Posted in Hurricane Michael

Ag in the Cafeteria: Teaching students how farmers grow their food
02/24/2020

Ag in the Cafeteria: Teaching students how farmers grow their food

County Farm Bureaus expand Ag in the Classroom to include school nutrition staff.

Posted in Ag in the Classroom

Navigable Waters Protection Rule defines waters of the U.S.
02/23/2020

Navigable Waters Protection Rule defines waters of the U.S.

Navigable Waters Protection Rule defines waters of the U.S. that are under federal regulatory jurisdiction and those that are not.

Posted in WOTUS

EPA: Glyphosate poses no human health risks
02/22/2020

EPA: Glyphosate poses no human health risks

Agency's periodic review of widely used herbicide indicates it is safe when used according to label instructions.

Posted in EPA

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

Ga. dog makes Top 5 of national contest
02/20/2020

Ga. dog makes Top 5 of national contest

Posted in AFBF Convention

GFB Day at the Capitol highlights ag issues
02/19/2020

GFB Day at the Capitol highlights ag issues

Members discuss priority topics with state legislators, hear from Kemp.

Posted in GFB Day at the Capitol

Ranching the LBJ way
02/18/2020

Ranching the LBJ way

Descendants of the registered Herefords President Lyndon B. Johnson raised still graze his ranch at the LBJ National Historical Park.

Posted in beef

Trump, Perdue talk trade
02/17/2020

Trump, Perdue talk trade

For the third consecutive year, president addressed AFBF Convention.

Posted in AFBF Convention

Census 2020: You Farm. You Count!
02/16/2020

Census 2020: You Farm. You Count!

Make sure Georgia is accurately counted this year, especially our rural communities. You may take the census online, by phone, by mail or in person.

Posted in GFB Public Policy

Uncertainty abounds in ’20 for ag economy
02/15/2020

Uncertainty abounds in ’20 for ag economy

The beef sector’s growth cycle may continue in part due to China’s pork sector being hit hard by Asian swine flu.

Posted in Ag Forecast

GFB presents state awards
02/14/2020

GFB presents state awards

County Farm Bureaus, individual members recognized for their efforts to promote agriculture.

Posted in GFB Convention

Lamb wins GFB Quality Hay Contest
02/13/2020

Lamb wins GFB Quality Hay Contest

Top prize was free use of a Vermeer TM1200 Trailed Mower for a year courtesy of the Vermeer Manufacturing Company.

Posted in GFB Hay Contest