GEORGIA FARM BUREAU NEWS AND MEDIA
The Information / Public Relations Department is the "news division" of Georgia Farm Bureau. It provides a constant flow of news and information to the state's media of current agricultural news, news of our farmers' activities and achievements, Farm Bureau policy on agricultural and rural matters and issues of interest to our members and to Georgia agriculture.
It also gathers news for dissemination to Georgia agriculture and produces all Farm Bureau publications, printed materials, advertising and broadcast programs for the Farm Bureau companies. Since 1995, it has managed this very website. It's all about informing the farmer and our consumers.
Various media are used to accomplish these goals...
A weekly half-hour TV program, The Georgia Farm Monitor, is produced in the Farm Bureau TV studios and seen in every market in Georgia from Atlanta to Valdosta and nationally to nearly 50 million homes on the RFD-TV network. The Monitor has been on the air every week since 1966 without a repeat. Video stories from the show can be watched anytime by visiting the Georgia Farm Monitor's YouTube Channel.
With origins dating back to 1965, the Georgia Farm Radio Network is the state's largest ag network, produces seven daily radio programs heard on 40 great Georgia radio stations. GFRN is a partnership with Clear Channel - Atlanta.
The Georgia Farm Bureau News has been the official publication of the Georgia Farm Bureau Federation since 1937. It began as a simple newsletter, was a tabloid for many years and has been published in its current magazine format six times a year since 1996. With the motto, “The Voice of Georgia Farmers,” the GFB News provides Georgia farmers and agribusiness professionals with updates on legislative issues, Georgia’s major commodities, emerging crops, new technologies and county and state Farm Bureau news. GFB members classified as farmer members automatically receive the GFB News. It is available to all Farm Bureau members upon request. For questions regarding editorial content e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. To advertise in the GFB News contact Hurst & Associates, Inc., at (800) 397-8908 or email@example.com.
Georgia Farm Bureau has published the Georgia Neighbor’s magazine since 1996, publishing three issues a year – winter, spring/summer and fall. Farm Bureau's Georgia Neighbors magazine features people and places of interest in Georgia and educational information about agriculture. For questions regarding editorial content e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. To advertise in the Georgia Neighbors contact L. Fuda Media, at (513) 307-7949 or email@example.com.
Both magazines are available to non-members at a subscription price of $15 (U.S.) per year. Click here if you'd like to inquire about a subscription. The latest issues of the magazines can be found on this page.
Georgia Farm Bureau also publishes a weekly newsletter, Leadership Alert, which covers issues and events impacting Georgia agriculture. This newsletter is distributed to county and state Farm Bureau leaders, members of our 20 GFB Commodity Advisory Committees and numerous elected officials. Click here to read the latest issue.
Recent news releases can be found here.
Andy Lucas - Director, Information Dept.
Michael Edmondson - Web & Video Production Manager
Jennifer Whittaker - Publications Editor
Jay Stone - Publications / Web Specialist
Lili Davis - Publications Manager
Ray D'Alessio - Senior Producer / Farm Monitor
Mark Wildman - Sr. Radio / TV Specialist
Damon Jones - Radio / TV Specialist
Kenny Burgamy - Radio / TV Specialist
Dean Wood - Radio / TV Specialist
Vickie Amos - Office Coordinator