Coffee County Farm Bureau Receives District Awards

Coffee County Farm Bureau was recognized for its outstanding member programs during the Georgia Farm Bureau 10th District annual meeting, held Sept. 14, in Waycross. Derek Pridgen is the CCFB president.
The CCFB Women’s Leadership Committee, chaired by Kem McKinnon, received the 10th District Outstanding Women’s Leadership Committee Award. The committee’s activities included hosting a Master Chef Ag in the Classroom event for 70 middle school students to promote Georgia crops. Students had to research one of the state’s specialty crops, present information on the crop, choose a recipe featuring the crop and prepare it in class. The dishes were presented to classmates and judges.
The CCFB Promotion & Education Committee, also chaired by Kem McKinnon, received the GFB 10th District Outstanding Promotion & Education Award. The committee hosted classroom presentations and provided agricultural information and resources for teachers for use during Georgia Agriculture Awareness Week in March. The committee visited classrooms and reached approximately 200 students during the week.
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 offers its members a wide variety of benefits, including insurance, but enrollment in member benefits is optional and not a requirement for membership.
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