Press Releases

Date Title

09/05/2019

GFB and Anthem/Blue Cross Blue Shield Announce Partnership

Georgia Farm Bureau and Anthem/Blue Cross Blue Shield Announce Partnership for Multiple Employer Self-Insured Health Plan

08/28/2019

GFB President Reacts to Sen. Isakson's Resignation

Statement from Georgia Farm Bureau President Gerald Long on the Resignation of Sen. Johnny Isakson

08/09/2019

Patsie T. Cannon Receives GFB Commodity Award

Patsie T. Cannon received the 2019 Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) Commodity Award during the GFB Commodity Conference held Aug. 8 at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus.

07/25/2019

Statement From Georgia Farm Bureau President Gerald Long on USDA Trade Assistance Package

The following can be attributed to Georgia Farm Bureau President Gerald Long in response to the USDA’s announcement of trade mitigation assistance for farmers who have suffered financial losses as a result of China’s retaliatory tariffs.

06/27/2019

Governor Brian Kemp Declares July as Smart Irrigation Month

"We are proud to recognize our farmers for their efforts in utilizing Smart Irrigation. Using the right amount of water in the right place at the right time enhances productivity and quality of our Georgia Grown crops..."

06/06/2019

GFB President Long thanks President Trump for signing disaster assistance bill

The bill includes funding to assist farmers in their recovery from Hurricane Michael, which struck Southwest Georgia on Oct. 10, 2018, leaving an estimated $2.5 billion of agricultural damage in its wake.

06/04/2019

GFB President Responds to Disaster Assistance Bill

Georgia Farm Bureau President Gerald Long statement on passage of Disaster Assistance Bill

05/29/2019

Make Georgia Your Stampin' Ground

GFB Certified Farm Markets Passport serves as a guide to delicious farm food and fun throughout the state

05/23/2019

GFB Presents Friend of Farm Bureau Awards to Members of Congressional Delegation

Georgia Farm Bureau presented the Friend of Farm Bureau Award to 11 members of Georgia’s U.S. Congressional Delegation during the recent 2019 GFB County Presidents’ Trip to Washington, D.C.

04/17/2019

Georgia Farm Bureau Thanks Hurricane Relief Fund Donors

Georgia Farm Bureau is pleased to thank the many sponsors who donated to the Hurricane Michael Relief Fund for farmers.

12/04/2018

GFB Harvest For All Campaign Raises $25,600 for Georgia Food Bank Association

For more than a decade, Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) has contributed to the cause, donating more than $200,000 in that time to help GFBA tend to hungry Georgians.

12/04/2018

GFB Announces 2019 Board of Directors

Georgia Farm Bureau voting delegates elected the organization’s 2019 board of directors Dec. 4 during the 81st Annual GFB Convention held on Jekyll Island.

12/04/2018

Georgia Farm Bureau Holds 81st Annual Convention

GFB President Long lauds progress of Harvest 20 Vision

11/15/2018

Georgia Farm Bureau Convention to celebrate resiliency of state’s farmers

AFBF President Zippy Duvall & Georgia. Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black to speak Dec. 3

10/16/2018

GFB Foundation Collecting Donations to Aid Hurricane Victims

The Georgia Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture is accepting tax-deductible monetary donations to help Hurricane Michael victims recover from the storm.

09/24/2018

I Farm. I Vote.

Georgia Farm Bureau encourages Georgians to make their voice heard at the polls.

08/10/2018

Saxby Chambliss Receives GFB Commodity Award

Former U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss received the 2018 Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) Commodity Award during the GFB Commodity Conference, held Aug. 9 at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus.

05/07/2018

GFB Foundation Awards $58,500 in Scholarships

The Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) Foundation for Agriculture awarded 29 scholarships totaling $58,500 to students across the state for the 2018-2019 academic year.

12/06/2017

GFB Announces 2018 Board of Directors

Georgia Farm Bureau voting delegates elected the organization’s 2018 board of directors during the 80th Annual GFB Convention held on Jekyll Island

12/06/2017

Banks County Teacher Wins GFB Teaching Award

Georgia Farm Bureau presented Banks County elementary teacher Dr. Wendy Fuschetti its 2017 Georgia Agriculture in the Classroom Teacher of the Year Award

12/05/2017

Georgia Farm Bureau Holds 80th Annual Convention

GFB President Long outlines vision for organization to represent agriculture

12/04/2017

Georgia Farm Bureau Presents State Awards

Outstanding county programs & volunteers recognized

11/17/2017

Georgia Farm Bureau to hold 80th Annual Convention

Gov. Nathan Deal, U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter & Ga. Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black to speak Dec. 4

11/14/2017

Georgia Peanut Commission Nomination Meetings Set

Nomination meetings to fill two positions on the Georgia Peanut Commission Board of Directors will be held on Dec. 14 at 10 a.m. in Swainsboro and in Colquitt.

11/06/2017

GFB's Tas Smith Named FSA State Director

Tas Smith, who has led Georgia Farm Bureau’s advocacy efforts at the national level since 2012, has been named the Georgia Farm Service Agency state director.

10/25/2017

GFB Foundation For Agriculture Offers $58,000 in Ag Scholarships

The Georgia Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture is offering $58,000 in scholarships to Georgia students pursuing a degree in agriculture, veterinary medicine, family and consumer sciences or a related field.

10/06/2017

Georgia Farm Bureau teams up with Georgia Southern Eagles Football for Ag Game Nov. 4

Georgia Farm Bureau and the Georgia Southern Eagles are partnering again to celebrate Georgia’s largest industry – agriculture – during the 2nd Annual Georgia Agriculture Game.

08/07/2017

Don McGough Receives GFB Commodity Award

Longtime Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) Commodities Director Don McGough received the 2017 GFB Commodity Award during the GFB Commodity Conference, held Aug. 3 at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus.

07/27/2017

Georgia Farm Bureau Announces Livestock Sponsorship for Georgia National Fairgrounds

Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB), the voice of Georgia Agriculture, will serve as the premier livestock sponsor for the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter 2017-2018 season

06/21/2017

Georgia Farm Bureau Celebrates 80 Years

But in 1937, Bartow County was a farming community like just about everywhere else in Georgia, and it served as the jumping-off point for what became Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB), the state’s largest general farm organization.

12/06/2016

Water on Farmers’ Minds as Georgia Farm Bureau Holds 79th Annual Convention

GFB President Long outlines how organization advocates for farmers, Gov. Deal discusses state’s approach on water issues

12/06/2016

GFB Members Elect 2017 Board of Directors

Long elected GFB president, Johnson elected as GFB South Georgia vice president, Fountain continues to serve as GFB 1st vice president

12/05/2016

Georgia Farm Burau Presents State Awards : Outstanding county programs, young farmers recognized

The Georgia Farm Bureau Federation recognized the best of the organization’s volunteers and county chapters during its 79th annual convention on Jekyll Island. The state award winners were honored for programs conducted this year to promote agriculture.

09/20/2016

Georgia Congressmen Receive Friend of Farm Bureau Awards

Thirteen members of Georgia’s U.S. Congressional Delegation are recipients of the Friend of Farm Bureau Award recently announced by the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF).

08/05/2016

Ross Tolleson Receives GFB Commodity Award

Former state senator Ross Tolleson received the 2016 Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) Commodity Award during the GFB Commodity Conference, held Aug. 4 at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus

05/31/2016

Georgia Pecan Growers Expecting Bumper Crop

Get your sweet tooth ready. It’s going to be a peachy summer in Georgia. Growers from the state’s top peach-producing farms say the combination of cold weather in January and February combined with mild weather in March yielded the biggest crop in years.

01/12/2016

Duvall Becomes AFBF President, Long New Georgia Farm Bureau President

Zippy Duvall has been elected for a two-year term as American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) president by the voting delegates at the 97th AFBF Annual Convention on January 12, in Orlando, Florida.