GFB News Magazine

A view from the field
06/01/2022

A view from the field

GFB President Tom McCall reflects on GFB's anniversary

Posted in Tom McCall

Georgia Farm Bureau marks 85 years of representing farmers
05/31/2022

Georgia Farm Bureau marks 85 years of representing farmers

Learn how GFB has changed through the years while continuing to serve Georgia farmers.

Posted in 85th Anniversary, Georgia Farm Bureau

Georgia Farm Bureau members, staff look back in time
05/30/2022

Georgia Farm Bureau members, staff look back in time

GFB celebrates 85th anniversary

Posted in Georgia Farm Bureau

More than a half-century of agricultural advocacy
05/29/2022

More than a half-century of agricultural advocacy

Polk County Farm Bureau President James Casey shares his Farm Bureau journey

Posted in Uncategorized

Grain bin accidents: Know how to prevent & respond
05/27/2022

Grain bin accidents: Know how to prevent & respond

Training shows first responders how to respond to a variety of hazards associated with grain storage.

Posted in Uncategorized

Russia-Ukraine Conflict impacts agriculture worldwide
05/27/2022

Russia-Ukraine Conflict impacts agriculture worldwide

Fertilizer supply and prices pose challenges for U.S. producers.

Posted in Uncategorized

General Assembly adjourns with big wins for ag
05/26/2022

General Assembly adjourns with big wins for ag

Freedom to Farm Act among key bills signed into state law.

Posted in GFB Public Policy

Speak up for agriculture: 7 actions of highly effective advocates
05/25/2022

Speak up for agriculture: 7 actions of highly effective advocates

U.S. citizens have a civic duty to take an active role in government or at least interact with their elected officials.

Posted in Uncategorized

Southwest Georgia farmers gain access to deep groundwater
05/24/2022

Southwest Georgia farmers gain access to deep groundwater

Project calls for installation of about 240 deep aquifer wells, supports conservation planning at farms & environmental monitoring of groundwater aquifers and ecosystems.

Posted in Uncategorized

McCall inducted into Georgia Ag Hall of Fame
05/23/2022

McCall inducted into Georgia Ag Hall of Fame

GFB president honored for his contributions to Georgia agriculture and agribusiness.

Posted in Uncategorized

Raines named ’22 Georgia Farmer of the Year
05/22/2022

Raines named ’22 Georgia Farmer of the Year

GFB director will compete with nine other state winners for the Swisher Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year Award.

Posted in Uncategorized

Bottomses named National Outstanding Young Farmers
05/21/2022

Bottomses named National Outstanding Young Farmers

Pike County couple one of four national winners for 2021

Posted in Uncategorized

GFB Homegrown event connects consumers with farmers
05/20/2022

GFB Homegrown event connects consumers with farmers

Female farmers shared their perspective at event during Cherry Blossom Festival in March.

Posted in Uncategorized

Davis named GFB 8th Dist. federation manager
05/20/2022

Davis named GFB 8th Dist. federation manager

Houston County native moves into new role after working with GFB Field Claims Department.

Posted in Uncategorized

Ag books ready for checkout at public libraries
05/19/2022

Ag books ready for checkout at public libraries

Georgia Foundation for Agriculture & Georgia EMC partner to donate books to libraries.

Posted in Uncategorized

Ag In The Classroom Update
05/19/2022

Ag In The Classroom Update

Farm Bureau celebrates Georgia Ag Week

Posted in Uncategorized

GFB sponsors FFA Discussion Meet; Christopher wins
05/18/2022

GFB sponsors FFA Discussion Meet; Christopher wins

Posted in Uncategorized

GFB WLC supports Ronald McDonald House 
05/18/2022

GFB WLC supports Ronald McDonald House 

Women's Leadership Update

Posted in Uncategorized

Young Farmers & Ranchers visit Louisville
05/18/2022

Young Farmers & Ranchers visit Louisville

YF&R Update

Posted in Uncategorized

Georgia Foundation for Ag announces scholarship recipients
05/16/2022

Georgia Foundation for Ag announces scholarship recipients

Posted in Uncategorized

Georgia Cattlemen meet in Savannah
05/15/2022

Georgia Cattlemen meet in Savannah

New president installed; biosecurity discussed

Posted in Uncategorized

Hoof History
05/15/2022

Hoof History

New book celebrates Georgia cattle and producers

Posted in Uncategorized

Foundation recognizes recent donors
05/14/2022

Foundation recognizes recent donors

Georgia Foundation for Agriculture Update

Posted in Uncategorized

04/08/2022

GFB Young Farmers & Ranchers Excellence in Agriculture past winners

Posted in Uncategorized

04/07/2022

GFB Young Farmers & Ranchers Discussion Meet past winners

Posted in Uncategorized

04/06/2022

GFB Young Farmers & Ranchers Achievement Award past winners

Posted in Uncategorized

04/05/2022

GFB YF&R Committee Chairmen

Posted in Uncategorized

04/04/2022

GFB Women's Leadership Committee Chairmen

Posted in 85th Anniversary, GFB Women's Leadership Committee

Impact Funds will help GFB improve engagement with legislators
03/03/2022

Impact Funds will help GFB improve engagement with legislators

Posted in GFB Public Policy, Tom McCall

GFB members are key to our legislative success
03/02/2022

GFB members are key to our legislative success

Posted in GFB Public Policy

GFB Board of Directors representing Georgia agriculture
03/01/2022

GFB Board of Directors representing Georgia agriculture

Posted in Disaster aid, Georgia Farm Bureau

GFB names Harvey chief administrative officer
02/28/2022

GFB names Harvey chief administrative officer

Posted in Georgia Farm Bureau, GFB Public Policy

GFB names Fennell corporate secretary
02/27/2022

GFB names Fennell corporate secretary

Posted in Georgia Farm Bureau

Bradford leading GFB Policy Department
02/26/2022

Bradford leading GFB Policy Department

Posted in Georgia Farm Bureau, GFB Public Policy

Economists give '22 crop outlook
02/25/2022

Economists give '22 crop outlook

Posted in Ag Forecast, Georgia Farm Bureau

Georgia cotton farmers: U.S. Trust Protocol wants you!
02/24/2022

Georgia cotton farmers: U.S. Trust Protocol wants you!

Posted in cotton

Talking is important for good mental health
02/23/2022

Talking is important for good mental health

Posted in farm/rural stress

Courage over Comfort
02/22/2022

Courage over Comfort

Posted in Georgia Farm Bureau, GFB Women's Leadership Committee

GFB looking for Georgia Ag in the Classroom Teacher of the Year
02/21/2022

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

Posted in Ag in the Classroom, GFB Women's Leadership Committee

GFB Women’s Leadership Committee expands focus to advocacy
02/18/2022

GFB Women’s Leadership Committee expands focus to advocacy

Posted in Georgia Farm Bureau, GFB Women's Leadership Committee

Lance finishes fourth in AFBF Excellence in Ag competition
02/18/2022

Lance finishes fourth in AFBF Excellence in Ag competition

Posted in AFBF, AFBF Convention, GFB Young Farmers & Ranchers

Georgia Farm Bureau honors the cream of the crop
02/13/2022

Georgia Farm Bureau honors the cream of the crop

Posted in Georgia Farm Bureau, GFB Convention

GFB mourns losses of Janice Long, Jimmy Lee
02/13/2022

GFB mourns losses of Janice Long, Jimmy Lee

Posted in Georgia Farm Bureau

U.S. farmers & diplomats visit Georgia farms
02/12/2022

U.S. farmers & diplomats visit Georgia farms

Posted in AFBF, AFBF Convention, Georgia Farm Bureau

A View from the Field
11/17/2021

A View from the Field

Looking forward to reconnecting at GFB Convention

Posted in Uncategorized

Growing Christmas cheer
11/17/2021

Growing Christmas cheer

Christmas is year-round work for Windham Greenhouses in Laurens County

Posted in Uncategorized

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

Huffmaster to retire, capping a 40-year GFB career
11/14/2021

Huffmaster to retire, capping a 40-year GFB career

Huffmaster played a key role as GFB led the charge to defend farmers’ sales tax exemptions on farm inputs.

Posted in Uncategorized

UGA, Florida teams win Advocacy in Action top prizes
11/13/2021

UGA, Florida teams win Advocacy in Action top prizes

Competition designed to put students in simulations where they promote their policy stance with elected officials.

Posted in Uncategorized

Natalie Murray wins GFB teaching award
11/13/2021

Natalie Murray wins GFB teaching award

Ag in the Classroom Update

Posted in Uncategorized

11/13/2021

Talton, Murphree leading GFB Field Services Department

Talton has worked with GFB since 2014 and succeeds Dennis Black as Field Services Director.

Posted in Uncategorized

Georgia Foundation for Agriculture thanks donors
08/28/2021

Georgia Foundation for Agriculture thanks donors

Posted in Uncategorized

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

GFB awards prizes to GA Jr. National Livestock Grand Champions
08/25/2021

GFB awards prizes to GA Jr. National Livestock Grand Champions

GFB President Tom McCall and GFB Field Services Associate Director Clay Talton personally presented winners with their belt buckles and prize checks.

Posted in Uncategorized

GFB photo contest winners focus on ag
08/24/2021

GFB photo contest winners focus on ag

YF&R Update

Posted in GFB Photo Contest

GFA & Georgia EMC gift ag books to libraries
08/23/2021

GFA & Georgia EMC gift ag books to libraries

Posted in Ag in the Classroom

Supreme Court rules for Georgia in water lawsuit
05/27/2021

Supreme Court rules for Georgia in water lawsuit

Court agreed with special master's conclusion that Florida failed to make a case.

Posted in Uncategorized

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

Gov. Kemp backs rural Ga. by signing ag & forestry bills
05/25/2021

Gov. Kemp backs rural Ga. by signing ag & forestry bills

Ceremony at GFB office on May 7 addressed farm tax exemptions, agricultural commodity commissions and forestry.

Posted in Uncategorized

Georgia agriculture wins in ’21 Georgia Legislative Session
05/24/2021

Georgia agriculture wins in ’21 Georgia Legislative Session

GFB Public Policy Update

Posted in State government

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

Sen. Warnock explores Georgia agriculture
05/17/2021

Sen. Warnock explores Georgia agriculture

New senator hears from numerous farm stakeholder organizations while touring six Southwest Georgia farms;

Posted in Federal Government

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

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