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Gov. Kemp honors Long for service to Georgia ag

Posted on February 22, 2021 12:00 AM


Gov. Brian Kemp, right, honored Gerald Long Feb. 4 with a commendation for his years of service to Georgia agriculture. Long is a life-long farmer in Decatur County, where his family raises cattle and grows peanuts, vegetables, corn, cotton, hay, small grains and timber on their farm near Bainbridge. Long has served actively in numerous Georgia ag organizations including Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB), Georgia Cattlemen’s Association and Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association. Long has been an active Farm Bureau member since 1977, during which time he has served on the Decatur County Farm Bureau Board in numerous roles, as a GFB 9th District director, GFB South Georgia and GFB 1st vice president and as GFB president from January 2016-2020. Photo Courtesy of Gov. Kemp’s Office