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Farm Bureau hosted inaugural gala
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Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) members and members of Georgia’s ag community enjoyed a festive evening March 7 as the organization held its inaugural gala for the GFB Foundation for Agriculture at the Evergreen Marriott Resort in Stone Mountain Park.

Newton County Farm Bureau members attending the event were, pictured from left, Keith and Kim McWaters, David and Sarah Nichols, Jeanette and Charles Berry.

Also attending but not pictured were: Beth Galloway, Erica Frost, Keith and Sandi Mitcham, Kevin Mitcham, Mary Nichols, Earnest Nichols, B.J. and Kaci Marks and Kaley Mitcham.

Rolling Stones keyboardist Chuck Leavell, who grows timber with his wife, Rose Lane, on their Middle Georgia farm, performed at the event.

The GFB Foundation for Agriculture is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation. Donations are tax exempt. GFB will use the foundation to finance activities and educational materials designed to increase the agricultural literacy of Georgia residents.

Donations may be made on the foundation website at or checks made payable to the GFB Foundation for Agriculture may be mailed to the foundation care of GFB Field Services at P.O. Box 7068 Macon, Ga. 31209.