Georgia Farm Bureau is, and always has been, a local organization. We have offices in 158 Georgia counties, and our strength as an organization comes from that grassroots structure, through our county members and volunteer leaders. With that grassroots focus comes a commitment to improving our local communities.
From the home office in Macon, to each county office around the state, we are proud to be actively involved in our communities. We live, work, shop and go to church there. Our customers are our friends and neighbors.
That commitment is why we support and participate in charitable causes and events in our communities. It's why we provide scholarships, promote education and sponsor high school athletics.
Below you'll find a look at some of our recent community activities...
HARVEST FOR ALL CAMPAIGN DONATION
December 7, 2014
Georgia Farm Bureau’s annual Harvest For All campaign is aimed at providing food to those who have struggled to put food on the table. For the fifth straight year, the campaign solicited cash donations in 2014. Georgia’s 158 county Farm Bureau chapters and home office contributed $20,000, which was presented to Georgia Food Bank Association (GFBA) Director Danah Craft during Georgia Farm Bureau’s 77th Annual Convention on Jekyll Island. For more on the campaign, please see this page.
Georgia Farm Bureau Young Farmer Committee Chair Matthew London, left, and GFB President Zippy Duvall present a check for the proceeds of the 2014 Harvest For All campaign to Georgia Food Bank Association Executive Director Danah Craft during the 2014 GFB Annual Convention on Jekyll Island Dec. 7.
UNITED IN PINK CHECK DONATION
A check for $3,230 was recently presented to Laura Paxton of United in Pink. The money was raised through casual day sales and raffles for a wreath and gift basket.
Pictured left to right: Randy Clark (Internal Audit), Sheila Young (PHS), Michele Molton (Underwriting), Laura Paxton, Frances Hall (PHS), Gloria Lowe (Claims), Scarlett Watson, Community Relations Director for United in Pink; Dawn Deese (Administrative) and Dawn Jackson (IT).
Pat Steed, Bibb County Farm Bureau office manager, made the wreath that was raffled.
CAMP LITTLE SHOT CHECK DONATION
The Georgia Farm Bureau Employee Relations Committee raised $2,787 through casual day sales for Camp Little Shot. Camp Little Shot provides a free summer camp for diabetic children from the ages of 6 to 18 to play and have fun with others who face the same challenges they face
Pictured left to right: Michael Fulwood, Member Services; Andy Lucas, Director of Info/PR; Vickie Amos, Info/PR; Gloria Lowe, Underwriting; Pat Steed, Bibb County Farm Bureau Office Manager; Dawn Deese, Administrative; Dawn Jackson, IT; Sheila Young, PHS; Chesney McCollum, granddaughter of Mike Steed, IT, (not pictured) and Pat Steed; Dan Tyner, Assistant Camp Director of Camp Little Shot, and Carolyn Lowery, (QA).
Pat made and donated a UGA wreath which was auctioned off to benefit Camp Little Shot. Chesney, who is diabetic, attended the camp for the first time this year.
CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL BANDAGE DRIVE
GFB recently held a bandage drive for the Children’s Hospital at the Medical Center of Central Georgia.
Pictured left to right: Sheila Young (PHS), Vickie Amos (Info/PR), Frances Hall (PHS), Kathy Tolbert (Development Officer, Children’s Hospital, MedCen Foundation); Dawn Deese (Administrative); Dawn Jackson (IT), Andy Lucas (Director Info/PR), Carolyn Lowery (QA) and Gloria Lowe (Underwriting).
MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION CHECK DONATION
Georgia Farm Bureau presented a check for $2,345 to the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) recently. The money was raised by the GFB Employee Relations Committee through casual day sales.
Pictured left to right: Emily Wood, Fundraiser Coordinator for the local MDA office, Carolyn Lowery (IT), Michele Molton (Underwriting), Andy Lucas (Director of Information/Public Relations), Frances Hall (PHS), Dawn Jackson (IT), Gloria Lowe (Underwriting), Cole Posey (local MDA Executive Director), Ann Haines (Claims), Vickie Amos (Information/Public Relations), Sheila Young (PHS), Dawn Deese (Administrative) and Randy Clark (Internal Audit).
HARVEST FOR ALL CAMPAIGN DONATION
December 8, 2013
The Georgia Farm Bureau Young Farmer Committee coordinated the 9th annual Harvest For All campaign during 2013. For the fourth straight year, the campaign solicited cash donations. Georgia's 158 county Farm Bureau chapters contributed $20,000, which was presented to Georgia Food Bank Association Director Danah Craft during Georgia Farm Bureau's 76th Annual Convention on Jekyll Island. For more on the campaign, please see this page.
Georgia Farm Bureau Young Farmer Committee Chair Garrett Ganas, right and GFB President Zippy Duvall present a check for the proceeds of the 2013 Harvest For All campaign to Georgia Food Bank Association Executive Director Danah Craft during the 2013 GFB Annual Convention on Jekyll Island Dec. 8.
2013 PROJECT GIVING RETRO NIGHT GLOW FUN RUN
October 19, 2013
Georgia Farm Bureau home office employees and families recently took part in the "Retro Night Glow Fun Run", the annual fall fundraiser for Project Giving.
The Georgia Farm Bureau runners were: (from left to right) Tiffany Harvey, Jeffrey Harvey, MeLisa Clay, Greg Clay, Al Barnett, Harry Hall, Gary Willis, Janet Spillers, Sean Huff, Karen Taylor, Holly Collins, Kyle Collins, Bobbie Evans, Bill Anderson, Laura McGreggor, Angel Jones and Geri Powell.
ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION CHECK PRESENTATION
August 30, 2013
Georgia Farm Bureau home office employees raised money to support the Alzheimer's Association through the purchase of casual days. A total of $2,603 was raised during the campaign. The GFB Employee Relations Committee presented a check to Linda Thornberry (center) with the Central Georgia Regional Office of the Alzheimer’s Association.
Pictured left to right: Dawn Deese (Administrative), Dawn Jackson (IT), Carolyn Lowery (QA), Thornberry, Michele Molton (Underwriting), Ann Haines (Claims), Gloria Lowe (Underwriting) and Michael Fulwood (Member Services).
GEORGIA STATE PATROL CHECK PRESENTATION
June 18, 2013
On June 18th, Georgia Farm Bureau president Zippy Duvall presented a check to Trooper William Schwab of the Georgia State Patrol. The check, for $1,730, was to support what will hopefully be an annual event to honor all fallen GSP troopers. The donation was made in memory of Sgt. William Black, Jr., of Macon. Sgt. Black was the first GSP trooper to lose his life in the line of duty, on Dec. 20, 1940.