GFB taking nominations for commodity committees
Posted on Jul 12, 2023 at 0:00 AM
By Jennifer Whittaker, Georgia Farm Bureau
Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) is accepting nominations until Aug. 18 from county Farm Bureaus for members to serve on GFB’s 20 commodity advisory committees. These committees serve in an advisory capacity to the GFB president, board of directors and staff to implement Farm Bureau policy. GFB Commodity Committee members also make recommendations to the GFB Policy Development Committee relative to their commodities. The chairman of each committee serves on the GFB Policy Development Committee.
Nominees must be a Farm Bureau member and an active producer of the commodity for the committee(s) for which they are nominated. GFB has commodity committees for the following : aquaculture; beef cattle; cotton; dairy; direct marketing/agritourism; environmental horticulture; equine; feedgrain/soybean; forestry; fruit; goats and sheep; hay; honeybee; peanut; pecan; poultry; swine; tobacco; vegetables and water. Selected nominees will serve a two-year term.
Each county Farm Bureau is encouraged to nominate members to serve on the 20 GFB Commodity Committees. County Farm Bureaus may nominate one of its members for each of the 20 committees as long as the nominee actively produces the commodity and is not nominated for more than two committees. Counties may recommend a nominee for up to two committees, however, a nominee will only be selected to serve on one GFB committee. Committee members are asked to participate in a spring committee meeting in person and to attend the annual GFB Commodity Conference in August where the committees meet again.
If you are a Farm Bureau member who produces one of the 20 commodities represented by the committees and are interested in being nominated, please contact your county Farm Bureau office for more information.