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Local farm bureau named among top in state

MACON, Ga. --- The McDuffie County Farm Bureau was recognized as one of the top county Farm Bureau programs in the state during the 71st annual bureau convention Dec. 6-8 at Jekyll Island.

The county chapter was named a finalist for the McKemie Award, the highest honor that a county bureau in the state can receive, in recognition of the activities it sponsored to promote agriculture.

"We appreciate the numerous activities McDuffie County Farm Bureau has conducted during the past year to increase awareness of agriculture in your community and your commitment to our state organization," Georgia Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall said.

The county bureau was among nine county bureaus recognized as finalists in the 3,000-plus-member category. J. Robert Farr is its president.

Founded in 1937, Georgia Farm Bureau is the state's largest general farm organization. The organization has 158 county offices.

Its volunteer members participate in local, district and state activities that promote agriculture awareness to their nonfarming neighbors.

The state bureau also has 20 commodity advisory committees that give the organization input on issues pertinent to the major commodities grown in Georgia.

Web posted on Thursday, December 24, 2009

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