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Posted: December 13, 2009 12:30 a.m.

Newton County Farm Bureau Honored At GFB Convention

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Fine farmers: (L-R) Georgia Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall presents Newton County Farm Bureau President Brent Galloway a Georgia plate in recognition of the county being named a finalist for the GFB McKemie Award during the 71st Annual GFB Con...

The Newton County Farm Bureau was recognized as one of the top county Farm Bureau programs in the state during the 71st Annual GFB Convention held Dec. 6-8, on Jekyll Island. The county chapter was named a finalist for the prestigious McKemie Award — the highest honor that a county Farm Bureau in the state can receive — in recognition of the activities it sponsored during the past year to promote agriculture.

"We appreciate the numerous activities Newton County Farm Bureau has conducted during the past year to increase awareness of agriculture in your community and your commitment to our state organization," GFB President Zippy Duvall said.

NCFB was one of nine county Farm Bureaus to be recognized as a finalist in the more than 3,000 member category. Brent Galloway is president of the Newton County Farm Bureau.

Founded in 1937, Georgia Farm Bureau is the state’s largest general farm organization. The organization has 158 county offices. Its volunteer members actively participate in local, district and state activities that promote agriculture awareness to their non-farming neighbors. GFB also has 20 commodity advisory committees that give the organization input on issues pertinent to the major commodities grown in Georgia.

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