Georgia Farm Bureau establishes Impact Fund
On Dec. 7, 2021, after nearly two years of diligent evaluation and consideration, voting delegates at the 2021 Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) Annual Meeting unanimously endorsed the creation of the GFB Impact Fund, a political action committee (PAC), to advocate on behalf of agriculture, farmers, and rural communities. This fund consists of both the GFB State Impact Fund that will support state candidates and follows state PAC rules and the GFB Federal Impact Fund that will work with federal candidates and follow federal rules.
The following week, the GFB Board of Directors unanimously voted to put it into action and simultaneously authorized the GFB Mutual Insurance Company to match every dollar contributed to the GFB State Impact Fund by Feb. 28, 2022, up to $500,000.
With election season on the horizon, it is vital to get the PAC up and running as quickly as possible. Support for the GFB State Impact Fund can come from county Farm Bureaus, GFB members, local farm businesses or others who share the Georgia Farm Bureau mission. This additional tool will allow the organization to support candidates for public office who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing and strengthening the agricultural industry, regardless of political affiliation. With enough support, GFB can ensure agriculture’s voice has a seat at the table to protect agriculture for the next generation.
Each contribution to the GFB State Impact Fund is voluntary and will support candidates who support agriculture and Georgia Farm Bureau values. To learn more about the GFB Impact Fund, please contact Katie Duvall at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All contributions are solely voluntary and not tax deductible. Each contribution must be accompanied by the contribution form to be accepted. To contribute to the GFB State Impact Fund, please send your check and the donation form to: GFB State Impact Fund, Attn: Katie Duvall, 1620 Bass Road, Macon, GA 31210. The printable version of the donation form can be accessed here. To make a donation online, click here.