Carter serving as chairman for Marketing/Agritourism Committee


Henry County Farm Bureau Director Jake Carter is serving as chairman of the Georgia Farm Bureau Direct Marketing/Agritourism Committee for 2015.

Henry County farmer Jake Carter is shown with his wife Jennifer. Special photo

Carter runs Southern Belle Farm, selling strawberries, blackberries, pumpkins and a number of other items while hosting visitors to the farm for tours and activities. Southern Belle offers a popular corn maze in the fall and other seasonal activities throughout the year.

The 10-member GFB Direct Marketing/Agritourism Committee, which is new in 2015, is made up of farm owners from around the state who sell their farm products directly to the public or operate agritourism operations. Carter leads the committee in making recommendations to Georgia Farm Bureau regarding issues that impact the state’s direct marketing and agritourism industry.

Carter, who served as chairman of the American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmer & Rancher Committee in 2014 and as chairman of the GFB Young Farmer Committee in 2012, holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Georgia. He and his wife Jennifer have two daughters, Karson and Kennedy.

Founded in 1937, Georgia Farm Bureau is the state’s largest general farm organization and has 158 county offices. Its volunteer members actively participate in local, state and national 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.