FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jed Evans, (478) 474-0679, ext. 5230
WHITE COUNTY FARM BUREAU MEMBERS SERVING AS CHAIRS OF GFB YOUNG FARMER COMMITTEE
MACON, Ga. – White County Farm Bureau members Matthew and Kimberly London of Cleveland are serving as chairs of the Georgia Farm Bureau Young Farmer Committee for 2014.
The Londons and other farmers on the committee from across the state work to enhance the overall effectiveness of Georgia Farm Bureau by providing leadership, educational and social opportunities to enable young adults to become more active members and to assume additional roles of leadership and responsibility within county, state or national Farm Bureau organizations.
Among its many activities, the committee plans and conducts the annual GFB Young Farmer Leadership Conference and coordinates GFB’s Harvest For All Campaign, raising money in support of the Georgia Food Bank Association. The committee also hosts the GFB Young Farmer Discussion Meet, the GFB Young Farmers trip to Washington, D.C., and the Georgia FFA Discussion Meet.
This is the second year of a two-year term on the committee for the Londons, who also serve as the WCFB Young Farmer chairs. The have a 1-year-old daughter, Madilynn, and attend County Line Baptist Church.
Matthew has a master’s degree in dairy science from the University of Georgia and Kimberly has a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of North Georgia. He farms with his father, Stanley, and grandfather, Verner, keeping a herd of 1,500 Holstein replacement heifers while growing corn, hay, sorghum and rye grass on 700 acres. They also have two poultry houses. Kimberly works at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
On the GFB Young Farmer Committee, the Londons represent GFB’s 2nd District, which includes Banks, Elbert, Franklin, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Jackson, Lumpkin, Madison, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union and White counties.
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.