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GFB starts Foundation for Agriculture
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Effingham County Farm Bureau members attending the inaugural GFB Foundation for Agriculture event were, sixth and seventh from left, president Stuart Exley and office manager Becky Fields. - photo by Photo provided

Georgia Farm Bureau members held their inaugural gala last month for the GFB Foundation for Agriculture at the Evergreen Marriott Resort in Stone Mountain Park. Rolling Stones keyboardist Chuck Leavell, who grows timber with his wife, Rose Lane, on their middle Georgia farm, performed at the event.

Effingham County Farm Bureau members attending the event were Effingham County Farm Bureau president Stuart Exley and office manager Becky Fields.

Other GFB members from the organization’s 7th District, which includes Effingham County, attending the event were, pictured from left, GFB 7th District field representative Todd Faircloth, GFB Young Farmer committee chairmen David and Jamie Cromley, Bulloch County; Wayne County Farm Bureau members Sarah and Robin Thornton, Evans County Farm Bureau members Angela Todd, Nancy Clark and Doris Jones, Evans County president Donnie Jones, GFB 7th District director Gary Bell and Leigh Bell of Evans County; Burke County Farm Bureau president Lee Webster and his wife, Gail; Bulloch County Farm Bureau president Lannie Lee and Bulloch County Farm Bureau vice-president Bill T. Akers.

The GFB Foundation for Agriculture is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation. Donations are tax exempt. GFB will use the foundation to finance activities and educational materials designed to increase the agricultural literacy of Georgia residents.

Donations may be made on the foundation Web site at or checks made payable to the GFB Foundation for Agriculture may be mailed to the foundation care of GFB Field Services at P.O. Box 7068 Macon, Ga. 31209.