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Henry County Farm Bureau
wins awards



  Henry County Farm Bureau (HCFB) received the Georgia Farm Bureau Membership Excellence Award in the organizationís 2,231-plus member category during the 76th Annual Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) Convention held Dec. 8-10, on Jekyll Island.

Georgia Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall, right, congratulates Henry County Farm Bureau President Ross McQueen on winning the GFB Membership Excellence Award for the organizationís 2,231-plus member category.                             Special photo

  The award was presented in recognition of the activities HCFB conducted this past year to increase its membership. HCFB received $2,000 in gift cards for winning the membership award.   

  HCFB was also recognized as a finalist for the 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. HCFB was one of 10 county Farm Bureaus to be recognized as a finalist in the more than 2,231-member category.

  Founded in 1937, the Georgia Farm Bureau Federation is the stateís largest general farm organization. The organization has 158 county chapters. 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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