The Newton County Farm Bureau was recently recognized during the Georgia Farm Bureau 3rd District Annual Meeting for its outstanding member programs. Brent Galloway is the NCFB President.
The NCFB Young Farmer Committee, chaired by B.J. Marks, was honored with the GFB 3rd District Outstanding Young Farmer Committee Award.
The committee provided support to a variety of NCFB activities, including providing volunteers who took tractors, animals and equipment to the annual Farm Day event, which provided 700 students and 68 teachers with first-hand interaction with agriculture.
The NCFB Legislative Committee, chaired by Keith Mitcham and co-chaired by Charles Berry, was honored with the Outstanding Legislative Program Award.
The committee conducted its annual legislative dinner, which was attended by 85 people, including national, state and local elected officials.
NCFB members John and Megan Kirkley were announced as winners of the GFB 3rd District Young Farmer Achievement Award.
The Kirkleys run the family's timber and grain farms, J.H Morgan Timber and J.H. Morgan Farms. Their total acreage is about 2,300 acres, about 600 of which is cultivated for grain sorghum, soybeans and wheat.
The GFB 3rd District includes 14 counties in west and north central Georgia.
Georgia Farm Bureau, the state's largest general farm organization, is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year.