May 11, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jon Huffmaster (478) 474-0679, ext. 5284
ISAKSON RECEIVES FRIEND OF FARM BUREAU AWARD
MACON, Ga. – Georgia Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall and American Farm Bureau Federation Executive Director of Public Policy Dale Moore presented U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson with the Friend of Farm Bureau Award in recognition of their support of agriculture during the 113th Congress. The award presentation occurred during a recent breakfast Georgia Farm Bureau held for its members in Washington, D.C.
“We greatly appreciate Senator Isakson’s consistent support through the years of Georgia agriculture,” Duvall said. “He has consistently taken positions on key agricultural issues to allow continued success and growth in the state’s largest industry.”
Isakson serves on Senate committees that have jurisdiction over finance, education, healthcare, transportation, foreign relations and veterans’ affairs. He serves as chairman of both the Senate Select Committee on Ethics and the Veterans’ Affairs Committee.
The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) gives the Friend of Farm Bureau award at the end of each Congress to legislators based on their voting record in agreement with AFBF’s priority issues. The AFBF Board of Directors, on which Duvall serves, established these priority issues.
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 also has 20 agricultural commodity advisory committees that give the organization input on issues pertinent to the major crops and livestock grown in Georgia.
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Georgia Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall, left, and American Farm Bureau Federation Executive Director of Public Policy Dale Moore, right, present the Friend of Farm Bureau Award to Georgia Sen. Johnny Isakson. The award is given to legislators based on their voting record in agreement with AFBF’s priority issues, as well as their accessibility to Farm Bureau members and staff.