The county chapter was named a finalist for the prestigious 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.
“Floyd County Farm Bureau has done an outstanding job of promoting agriculture in their local community this year,” GFB President Zippy Duvall said. “We appreciate the county chapter’s commitment to the farmers in their community and to our state organization.”
FCFB was one of 10 county Farm Bureaus to be recognized as a finalist in the 1,393 to 2,335-member category. Cecil Burk is the Floyd County Farm Bureau president.
Founded in 1937, GFB is celebrating its 75th anniversary as the state’s largest general farm organization. The organization has 158 county offices, and its volunteer members actively participate in local, district and state 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.