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Conference Provides Valuable Information to Livestock Producers

OCILLA, GA – As the old saying goes, you get out what you put in. And that’s no for different for livestock producers as they make sure to feed their animals the highest quality products available to insure excellent returns. …

First Georgia FFA Chapter Celebrates 90 Years

Statham, GA -The year was 1928, the National FFA organization was just getting started in the United States and it was about to begin in Georgia. The first to take on that challenge in the state was in Barrow County …

Meet GFB’s New National Affairs Coordinator

Tripp Cofield, who grew up in Valdosta, worked on the staff of U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall. He analyzed bills in Congress and proposed federal regulations and recommended policy positions or strategic action. He also met with industry associations and advocacy …

Sunbelt Bids Farewell to Gina McDonald

Sunbelt Expo is saying goodbye to one of its own. Gina McDonald, Vice President of Marketing is retiring after 20 years. Rest assured though, she’s leaving the position in very good hands. The person now charged with trying to fill …

Farmers Meet Legislators at State Capitol

ATLANTA, GA – It was an impressive show of strength for the Georgia Farm Bureau recently in Atlanta, as hundreds of members attended Georgia Farm Bureau Day at the Capitol. Once a year, two different worlds come together as farmers …

Economist Talks Budgets for Upcoming Season

Tifton, GA – Whether you run a small family farm, or thousands of acres, it’s essential to set a yearly budget for your operation. And that’s especially true in this economic climate, as there is very little room for error. …

Monroe County Farmer A True Advocate for Agriculture

Melissa Copelan Mathis is the 5th generation to farm on family land in Monroe County, Georgia. Aside from raising cattle and helping run a family-owned business, she is a wife and mother of two. As if that weren’t enough, she’s …

Wintergreen Conference One-Stop-Shop for Horticulture Industry

Duluth, GA – Horticulture experts and enthusiasts from all over the state recently gathered for the annual Wintergreen Trade Show and Conference. Whether it was plants, equipment, or even pine straw you were looking for, you could find it all …

Cold Winter Great for Georgia Peaches

  MUSELLA, GA – Here in the Peach State, peach producers are relaxing a little now that we’ve had a pretty cold winter. The past couple of years have not been great ones after warmer temperatures ruined the tree’s chill …

Public Policy Update

By Brandon Ashley, Advocacy and Policy Development Coordinator Member participation key for GFB’s successful advocacy There was once a little boy who didn’t speak, going his entire life without saying a word. One morning at breakfast, this little boy looked …