By Jennifer Whittaker, Georgia Farm Bureau
During its 2022 annual convention in December, Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) recognized county Farm Bureau chapters that excelled in their member programs and ag advocacy activities last year. GFB’s new Rewarding Excellence in Ag Programs (REAP) award, offers three tiers of recognition – cultivator, planter and harvester, for each of the organization’s membership categories (small, medium and large). Harvester is the top tier of recognition.
Counties receiving the REAP Cultivator Award were: small membership category – Crisp, Marion, Meriwether, Putnam & Warren; medium membership category – Decatur, Dougherty, Toombs, Troup & Wayne; large membership category – South Fulton, Henry, Madison, Paulding & Stephens.
Counties receiving the REAP Planter Award were: small membership category – Clinch, Dooly, Long, Treutlen & Upson; medium membership category – Clarke, Dawson, Greene, Pike & Polk; large membership category – Banks, Barrow, Carroll, Colquitt & Newton.
HARVEST SMALL MEMBERSHIP COUNTIES
County Farm Bureaus receiving the REAP Harvester Award in GFB’s small membership category were Bacon, Crawford, Macon, Turner & Worth. County office managers accepting the awards were: seated from left, Karen McCurdy, Turner; Jeanne Taylor, Bacon & Stephanie Harris, Crawford. Not pictured Connie Melton, Worth. County presidents accepting the awards were: standing from left, Matt Oliver, Macon; Ross Kendrick, Turner; David Lee, Bacon; Edd Harris, Crawford; & Ronald Sumner, Worth. / Photo by Logan Thomas
HARVEST MEDIUM MEMBERSHIP COUNTIES
County Farm Bureaus receiving the REAP Harvester Award in GFB’s medium membership category were Berrien, Harris, Jeff Davis, Monroe & Screven. County office managers accepting the awards were: seated from left, Beth Reddick, Screven; Sandi Williams, Monroe; Regina Barton, Jeff Davis; & Vanna Boykin, Berrien. Not pictured Linda Luttrell, Harris. County presidents accepting the awards were: standing from left, Joe Boddiford, Screven; Clete Sanders, Monroe; James Emory Tate, Jeff Davis; Linwood Rowan, Berrien; & Gilbert Andrews, Harris. / Photo by Logan Thomas
HARVEST LARGE MEMBERSHIP COUNTIES
County Farm Bureaus receiving the REAP Harvester Award in GFB’s large membership category were Cherokee, Coffee, Effingham, McDuffie & Walker. County office managers accepting the awards were: seated from left, Carla Palmer, Coffee; Kim Cora Kay, McDuffie; Theresa Pevey, Effingham; & Shirley Pahl, Cherokee. Not pictured Kyla Compton, Walker. County presidents accepting the awards were: standing from left, Mike Bunn, Walker; Derek Pridgen, Coffee; Sammy McCorkle, McDuffie; Stuart Exley, Effingham; & William Grizzle, Cherokee. / Photo by Logan Thomas
GFB DISTRICT VOLUNTEERS OF THE YEAR
Congratulations to the 2022 Georgia Farm Bureau District Volunteers of the Year for their extraordinary efforts to promote agriculture in their local communities. Pictured from left are: 8th District - Vickie Brown, Turner County; 2nd District - Wendy Fuschetti, Banks County; 10th District - Cory Tyre, Bacon County; 4th District - Charles Crumbley, Greene County; 3rd District - Glenn Robinson, Polk County; 7th District - Emily Nolan, Wayne County; 5th District - Bill Waldrep, Monroe County; 9th District - Lisa Pollock, Grady County; & 6th District - Kathy Sanders, Laurens County. / Photo by Logan Thomas