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Posted: December 15, 2012 5:38 p.m.

Farm Bureau recognized at state level

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(From left) Newton County Farm Bureau President Brent Galloway accepts a Columbia fishing shirt and cap from Georgia Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall in recognition of the county Farm Bureau being named a finalist for the GFB McKemie Award durin...

The Newton County Farm Bureau was recognized as one of the top county Farm Bureau programs in the state during the 75th Annual GFB Convention held Dec. 2-4 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.

"Newton County Farm Bureau has done an outstanding job of promoting agriculture in their local community this year," GFB President Zippy Duvall said.

"We appreciate the county chapter's commitment to the farmers in their community and to our state organization."

NCFB was one of nine county Farm Bureaus to be recognized as a finalist in the more than 2,336-member category. Brent Galloway is the Newton County Farm Bureau president.

Founded in 1937, Georgia Farm Bureau is celebrating its 75th anniversary as the state's largest general farm organization. The organization has 158 county offices, and its volunteer members actively participate in local, district and state activities that promote agriculture awareness to their non-farming neighbors. GFB also has 20 agricultural commodity advisory committees that give the organization input on issues pertinent to the major crops and livestock grown in Georgia.


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