GFB News Magazine

Cole named GFB teacher of year
02/12/2020

Cole named GFB teacher of year

Barrow County teacher recognized for incorporating information about agriculture into her classes.

Posted in Ag in the Classroom

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

A year later, Hurricane Michael recovery inches along
11/19/2019

A year later, Hurricane Michael recovery inches along

Much progress has been made, but ag producers say full recovery will take years.

Posted in Hurricane Michael

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

Ag Education Hatches in Elementary Schools
11/16/2019

Ag Education Hatches in Elementary Schools

The amazing world of agriculture is being introduced to a new audience as a pilot program to offer ag education classes to elementary students is underway in 26 schools statewide.

Posted in Ag in the Classroom, FFA

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

Georgia National Fair Celebrates 30 Years
11/14/2019

Georgia National Fair Celebrates 30 Years

For 30 falls, apple dumplings, racing pigs & twirling carnival rides have drawn Georgians to the state's premier fair where agriculture is celebrated.

Posted in Georgia National Fair, Livestock shows

Gov. Kemp & Farmers Catch Up
11/13/2019

Gov. Kemp & Farmers Catch Up

Gov. Brian Kemp visited with farmers from Decatur and nearby counties Oct. 23 in Bainbridge. He reiterated his commitment to helping rural Georgia prosper while sharing his vision for bringing manufacturers and jobs to rural areas statewide.

Posted in Brian Kemp, Disaster aid, Hurricane Michael

Jackson, Norton and Parker win state goat and lamb show
11/12/2019

Jackson, Norton and Parker win state goat and lamb show

Georgia Farm Bureau sponsored grand prizes

Posted in Livestock shows

Fendt tractors beef up distribution in Southeast
11/11/2019

Fendt tractors beef up distribution in Southeast

New configuration is designed to adapt to row-crop farming.

Posted in Sunbelt Expo

Georgia's latest Centennial Farms inducted
11/10/2019

Georgia's latest Centennial Farms inducted

Award honors farms in operation for 100 years or more.

Posted in Uncategorized

Motorists, farmers urged to be cautious on road
11/09/2019

Motorists, farmers urged to be cautious on road

GFB, Georgia Department of Agriculture, Governor's Office of Highway Safety push to reduce accidents involving farm equipment.

Posted in Uncategorized

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

Campaign underway to drive ag across Georgia
11/07/2019

Campaign underway to drive ag across Georgia

Georgia Foundation for Agriculture, GFB working to make Mobile Ag Classroom a reality

Posted in Uncategorized

Georgia Foundation for Ag offers $65,000 in scholarships
11/06/2019

Georgia Foundation for Ag offers $65,000 in scholarships

March 1, 2020, is the deadline to apply.

Posted in Georgia Foundation for Agriculture

This peach didn't fall far from the tree
08/20/2019

This peach didn't fall far from the tree

Robert Dickey III is the 2019 Sunbelt Expo Georgia Farmer of the year

Posted in Uncategorized

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

Georgia legalizes hemp farming
05/23/2019

Georgia legalizes hemp farming

The hemp farming act authorizes the research, production, processing and regulation of industrial hemp in Georgia.

Posted in GFB Public Policy

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