GFB News Magazine

Georgia Foundation for Agriculture Update

by Lily Baucom
GFA Executive Director

Posted on May 21, 2024 11:55 AM

GFB Day at the Braves gave Troup County Farm Bureau members Cathy & Joel Keith, a chance to spend a memorable day at the Braves game with their sons Paul, far left, and Joseph, right, granddaughters Blakely & Baylor, and family friend Keri North. The family served as ambassadors for Georgia dairy farmers and their posters won them a Visa gift card. / Photo courtesy of Cathy Keith 


By Lily Baucom

April 7 was a beautiful day at Truist Park for the 3rd Annual Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) Day at the Braves. The Atlanta Braves beat the Arizona Diamondbacks, 5-2, making the event extra special for GFB guests! GFB fans turned out in record numbers buying 968 game tickets, all GFB Game Day t-shirts offered and GFB foam fingers to raise $11,000 for the Georgia Foundation for Agriculture (GFA). 

Before the game, GFB guests had the chance to participate in the pre-game parade and walk around the field waving to the crowd. We asked our guests to bring signs related to baseball and agriculture. 

Representing Hart Co. Farm Bureau in the Braves pregame parade were Deklyn Fleming, left side of banner, HCFB Office Manager Tina Simmons (navy shirt), Raegan Link, right, and her dad, Rusty Link. / Photo by Britani Link


Thank you to everyone who participated! Your creativity truly made the game fun and educational. This event is a great venue to educate consumers about agriculture.

Our sign contest winners, picked from signs that were posted on Facebook with #gfbdayatthebraves, are in no particular order: Amanda Miller Wooditch & Family; Bennett Jacobs & Family; Cathy Hubbard Keith & Family; Jami Williams & Family; and Rachel Martin/Blake Carter.  The winners received a Visa gift card for their creativity and effort.  

GFB members Blake Carter & Rachel Martin won a Visa gift card for the posters they made to display at the Braves game. Blake & Rachel are members in Effingham and Habersham counties. He’s an Effingham County Extension agent. Rachel is the White County Extension agent. / Photo courtesy of Rachel Martin


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Lily Baucom is executive director of the Georgia Foundation for Agriculture. She may be reached at or 478-405-3461. Visit to learn more about GFA programs or to make a tax-deductible donation.