GFB News Magazine

Ruark reflects on Farm Bureau journey
11/14/2021

Ruark reflects on Farm Bureau journey

GFB 4th District director stepping down after 48 years of service on board.

Posted in Uncategorized

Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities STEM Challenge open to grades 3-5
08/29/2021

Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities STEM Challenge open to grades 3-5

Nov. 12 deadline to enter this contest coordinated by the Georgia Foundation for Agriculture & sponsored by Georgia Assc. of Conservation Districts.

Posted in Ag in the Classroom, Georgia Foundation for Agriculture

High school artists capture beauty of Georgia agriculture
08/27/2021

High school artists capture beauty of Georgia agriculture

Ag in the Classrom Update

Posted in Uncategorized

Former GFB President Wayne Dollar passes
08/26/2021

Former GFB President Wayne Dollar passes

Dollar served on GFB Board of Directors for 18 years, including as president from 1994 to 2006

Posted in Uncategorized

Decatur Co. student wins GFB Essay Contest
05/16/2021

Decatur Co. student wins GFB Essay Contest

Writers explored how GFB Certified Farm Markets and agritourism benefit farmers and consumers.

Posted in Ag in the Classroom

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

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

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

Use of Vermeer mower top prize in GFB Hay Contest
08/16/2019

Use of Vermeer mower top prize in GFB Hay Contest

GFB members who grow Bermudagrass hay should submit entries by Oct. 31 to have a shot at winning this annual contest.

Posted in GFB Hay Contest

UGA–Tifton Campus turns 100
08/15/2019

UGA–Tifton Campus turns 100

Beginning as the Coastal Plain Experiment Station, UGA-Tifton was established to address warmer climate and sandier soils in South Georgia.

Posted in CAES

UGA teaching farmers to save water by scheduling irrigation
08/14/2019

UGA teaching farmers to save water by scheduling irrigation

The UGA Agricultural Water Efficiency Team is helping farmers use irrigation scheduling tools to conserve water by planning irrigation based on crop water needs.

Posted in cotton, crop management, Irrigation, peanuts

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

Depression Common for Farmers
08/12/2019

Depression Common for Farmers

Dr. Mike Rosmann, a psychologist & part-time farmer in Iowa, has been writing a syndicated column about emotional health issues since 2012. He explores why depression is prevalent amongst farmers.

Posted in farm families, farm/rural stress

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

Stories, photos & funds sought for Georgia Cattle History Book
08/10/2019

Stories, photos & funds sought for Georgia Cattle History Book

A book that's in the works will celebrate all aspects of cattle production in Georgia. Georgia's beef & dairy community is being asked to help make it a reality.

Posted in beef

Ag program sprouts at Emmanuel College
05/23/2019

Ag program sprouts at Emmanuel College

Emmanuel Colleges ag program offers a bachelor’s degree in diversified agriculture with one of four concentrations – ag business, ag science, ag communications and ag missions. The school is considering adding an ag education degree.

Posted in Uncategorized

Disaster aid & farm bill main topics GFB leaders take to D.C.
05/23/2019

Disaster aid & farm bill main topics GFB leaders take to D.C.

County Presidents' trip to D.C. includes remarks from Sen. David Perdue & Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue

Posted in GFB Public Policy

Georgia Farm Bureau Needs You
05/23/2019

Georgia Farm Bureau Needs You

Column from Georgia Farm Bureau President Gerald Long; Farm Bureau is doing meaningful work to keep Georgia’s farms thriving. These farms create jobs and support businesses that keep rural economies alive.

Posted in Uncategorized

GFB Art Contest brings Georgia agriculture to life
05/23/2019

GFB Art Contest brings Georgia agriculture to life

Annual contest draws 671 entries from 69 counties. The winning entry, shown here, was by Manuel Rodriguez of Elbert County.

Posted in Ag in the Classroom

Long County's Carlee Lynn wins GFB Essay Contest
05/23/2019

Long County's Carlee Lynn wins GFB Essay Contest

For the 2019 Georgia Farm Bureau Middle School Essay Contest, students statewide pondered the question, “What would happen if there were no farmers or ranchers?”

Posted in Ag in the Classroom

GFB Foundation awards $57,000 to ag scholars
05/23/2019

GFB Foundation awards $57,000 to ag scholars

The selected students must intend to pursue or be pursuing degrees in agriculture, forestry or family and consumer sciences.

Posted in Uncategorized

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

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

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