Strickland honored for service on Young Farmer Committee

Special to The Times

Georgia Farm Bureau honored Henry County’s Thomas Strickland for his service on the GFB Young Farmer Committee during the organization’s annual convention on Jekyll Island Dec. 4-6.

Thomas Strickland, a ninth-generation Henry County farmer was recently honored at the Georgia Farm Bureau Convention. Special photo

Strickland, the Henry County Farm Bureau Young Farmer Chairman, served on the GFB Young Farmer Committee the past two years.

Thomas is a ninth-generation farmer in Henry County, operating Strickland Farms in Luella. He attended Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. He has two daughters and lives in Locust Grove.

On the committee, Strickland represented the GFB 3rd District, which includes Carroll, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Haralson, Henry, Newton, Paulding, Polk and Rockdale, counties.

“The time and effort Thomas has contributed over the past two years has been invaluable to Georgia Farm Bureau,” said GFB President Gerald Long. “The members of the Young Farmer Committee are the future faces of our organization and they’ve represented us well.”

Founded in 1937, Georgia Farm Bureau is a membership-driven, nonprofit organization dedicated to serving as the voice of Georgia farmers and rural Georgia. GFB, Georgia’s largest farm organization, promotes Georgia commodities and offers legislative representation to ensure Georgia’s farming future. Its volunteer members actively participate in local, state and national activities that promote agriculture awareness to their non-farming neighbors.

GFB membership is open to the public and offers a wide variety of benefits to its members including insurance and discounts for health services, travel and family entertainment. Enrollment in any of the member benefits is optional and not a requirement for membership. Becoming a GFB member helps support local farmers and ensures Georgians continue to have access to locally grown, high-quality food. For more information about GFB membership or to join, visit