GFB News Magazine

Women's Leadership Committee plans for 2024

by Breanna Berry
Leadership Programs Coordinator

Posted on February 23, 2024 6:53 PM

Meet the 2024 Georgia Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee! Pictured from left are: Missie Petty, Murray Co., Dist.1 ; WLC Chairwoman Stephanie Branch, Rabun Co. Dist. 2.; Kaylee Goodson, Paulding Co. Dist. 3; Angie Roberts, McDuffie Co., Dist. 4; Amy Moncrief, Crawford Co., Dist. 5; Jane Wooten, Jeff Davis Co., Dist. 6; Lauren Stanley, Toombs Co., Dist. 7; Alicia Berry, Sumter Co., Dist. 8; WLC Vice Chairman Julie Hardy, Thomas Co., Dist. 9; & Lindsey Morgan, Pierce Co., Dist. 10. / Photo by Jennifer Whittaker


The Georgia Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee (WLC) had a successful year of programs in 2023. This included district meetings for county WLC members in each of GFB’s 10 districts. 

At these events, attendees usually visited a farm, had an educational lesson and enjoyed a meal. Planning is underway for this year’s district meetings. Be on the lookout for announcements about the 2024 District Women’s Leadership Meetings from your county offices and on the Friends of Georgia Farm Bureau Facebook group. 

In November, the GFB WLC hosted its 2nd Annual Women in Ag Summit in Savannah to provide personal and professional development to women in Georgia agriculture. Breakout sessions covered topics such as Ag in the Classroom, ag advocacy & legislation, meat counter myths, farm to school lunchroom opportunities, and conquering an interview. Lisa Smartt delivered an entertaining and encouraging keynote address on working with others. 

The committee will host the 2024 Women in Ag Summit Nov. 11-12 in Savannah, so mark your calendars! Summit details and registration info will be sent to county Farm Bureau office managers and publicized when finalized. 

Many thanks to the ladies who represented GFB at the Annual Meeting of the American Farm Bureau Women at the AFBF convention in January. GFB delegates were: 2023 WLC Chairman Kathy Sanders, 2024 Chairman Stephanie Branch, 2024 Vice Chairman Julie Hardy, Jane Wooten, Alicia Berry, Lindsay Morgan and Laney Kirk. 

WLC partnered with the YF&R Committee to host the 3rd Annual Legislative Drive-In Feb. 12 in Atlanta to prepare WLC and YF&R participants to engage with state legislators during GFB Day at the Capitol.  

Georgia Farm Bureau Leadership Programs Coordinator Breanna Berry may be reached at or 478-474-0679, ext. 5232. Contact your county Farm Bureau if you’d like to volunteer with your local Women’s Leadership Committee.