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Register Now for 2018 Ag Issues Summit

The Joint Agriculture Chairmen’s Ag Issues Summit is scheduled for Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter in Perry.   

The Summit will be hosted by Georgia’s House and Senate Agriculture Committee Chairmen, Senator John Wilkinson and Representative Tom McCall.  The agenda includes several important agricultural issues, including:

  • modifications to the Georgia Ag Tax Exemption (GATE) program
  • the impact of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on water use
  • information on the new Georgia Center for Rural Prosperity & Innovation
  • legislation on expanding ag education programs.

This is will be a valuable event for farmers and other members of the agricultural community.  Georgia Farm Bureau is excited to partner with the Georgia Agribusiness Council, Georgia Poultry Federation, Georgia Urban Agriculture Council and the Georgia Forestry Association to provide lunch to attendees at no charge.

The meeting is free to attend, but meeting space is limited so an RSVP is required.  Please respond no later than Friday, August 17.  An agenda will be emailed to all attendees prior to the meeting.


To Register

If you would like to register, contact Leigh Goff at 404-656-5099 or, or Taylor Hartshorn at 404-463-5257 or