Following a 40-year career of service to Georgia Farm Bureau members, volunteers, and staff, Jon Huffmaster has announced his retirement effective January 28, 2022.
Huffmaster, who started with Farm Bureau in Field Services staff as a field representative trainee in March 1982 and rose to director of the GFB Legislative Department, most recently has served as GFB Corporate Secretary and Chief Administrative Officer.
“Jon not only has years of outstanding service to the Georgia Farm Bureau community but has provided strategic leadership through the important role of building relationships in Atlanta and Washington, D.C., and has continued to provide valuable counsel to the board and staff through complex times,” said GFB President Tom McCall. “I want to publicly thank Jon for his service and dedication to serving our members and helping grow the value of Farm Bureau membership.”
Huffmaster was an honor graduate of ABAC in 1978 and earned his bachelor’s degree in ag economics from the University of Georgia in 1980. While at UGA he was a member of Ag Hill Council, Alpha Zeta honorary ag fraternity, and served as an officer in the Alpha Gamma Rho agricultural fraternity.
McCall said, “I first met Jon when he and I attended ABAC together and then had the good fortune to be a fraternity brother with him at UGA.”
“Those of us who know Jon personally admire him not only for his agribusiness and policy efforts, but also for his personal lifetime values as a devoted husband, father and grandfather. I wish Jon and his family well and am confident that Farm Bureau will continue to benefit from his valued leadership. We will miss his institutional knowledge and candid opinions on issues,” McCall added.
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