State Board

Putting Georgia Farm Bureau Federation policies into action are the organization's officers and board of directors. The president, three vice presidents and 22 members of the board of directors, each of them an active farmer, are elected by the voting delegates at the annual meeting held each December at Jekyll Island, Georgia.

The 2024 Officers and Board of the Georgia Farm Bureau Federation

President & CEO
Tom McCall, Elbert County

First Vice President
Daniel Johnson, Pierce County

North Georgia Vice President
Bernard Sims, Catoosa County

Middle Georgia Vice President

Ralph Caldwell, Heard County

Executive VP/ Chief Financial Officer
David Jolley

Chief Administrative Officer
Jeffrey Harvey

Corporate Secretary & Senior Counsel

Jeanna Fennell

Assistant Corporate Treasurer & Senior Director of Accounting

Rachel Mosely

General Counsel
Duke Groover


1st District Directors
Wesley Hall, Forsyth County
Bill Bryan, Chattooga County

2nd District Directors

Gilbert Barrett, Habersham County
Russ Moon, Madison County

3rd District Directors
Brad Marks, Newton County

4th District Directors
Russ Wilburn, Barrow County
Skeetter McCorkle, McDuffie County

5th District Directors
Matt Bottoms, Pike County
Leighton Cooley, Crawford County

6th District Directors
James Emory Tate, Jeff Davis County
James Malone, Laurens County

7th District Directors
Ben Boyd, Screven County
Gary Bell, Evans County

8th District Directors
Scotty Raines, Turner County
Don Wood, Wilcox County

9th District Directors
Lucius Adkins, Baker, County
Paul Shirah, Mitchell County

10th District Directors
David Lee, Bacon County
Lamar Vickers, Berrien County


Young Farmer Committee Chair

Cleve Jackson, Floyd County

Women's Committee Chair

Stephanie H Branch, Rabun County


The president and district directors serve two-year terms.  Each vice-president serves a three-year term.

The chairs of the Women's and Young Farmer Committees serve one-year terms.