Special to the Times
The Henry County Farm
Bureau was recently recognized during the Georgia Farm Bureau
3rd District Annual Meeting for its outstanding member programs.
Ross McQueen is the HCFB President.
Henry County Farm Bureau
Promotion & Education Committee Chair Dianne Elkins, right,
accepted the Georgia Farm Bureau 3rd District Outstanding
Promotion & Education Award from GFB Middle Georgia Vice
President Robert Fountain during the recent 3rd District
The HCFB Promotion &
Education Committee, chaired by Dianne Elkins, was honored with
the GFB 3rd District Outstanding Promotion & Education Award.
The Georgia Farm Bureau 3rd District includes 14 counties in
The committee planned and
conducted a Farmer Appreciation Dinner in conjunction with
Clayton County Farm Bureau. The event, designed to encourage
farmers to get involved in Farm Bureau activities, was held at
the Locust Grove Event Center and drew more than 250 people from
the two counties. They also visited eight schools, reaching
650 children to educate them about agriculture in Henry County.
They also sponsored an Art Contest and three children were
awarded certificates and a $25.00 Gift Card.
Farm Bureau, the state’s largest general farm organization, is
celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2012. The organization has
158 county offices. 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.