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GFB YF&R Summer Leadership Conference canceled

Posted on May 06, 2020 at 0:00 AM

In the interest of protecting the health of its members and staff, Georgia Farm Bureau  (GFB) has canceled its 2020 Young Farmers & Ranchers Summer Leadership Conference scheduled for July 15-18 on Jekyll Island.

“The YF&R Summer Leadership Conference is a valuable opportunity for our members, and we regret this change in plans,” said GFB President Gerald Long. “We are continuing to evaluate other upcoming Farm Bureau events.”

GFB leadership made the decision to cancel the YF&R Summer Leadership Conference in accordance with Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) recommendations concerning large gatherings and organized events. The YF&R Summer Leadership Conference typically draws about 400 young farmers and ranchers from around the state.

Counties or individuals who had already paid registration fees for the conference will have their money refunded. Those who made hotel reservations should call and cancel before June 10.

GFB is developing plans to move forward with the YF&R Awards programs. Details for the Excellence in Agriculture, Achievement in Agriculture, Discussion Meet and YF&R Member of the Year awards will be provided when they are finalized.

The YF&R Photo Contest will still take place. The deadline to submit photos is June 1.

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