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Effingham County Farm Bureau recognized for volunteer programs
Effingham County Farm Bureau
Pictured from left are GFB 7th District Director Ben Boyd, ECFB President Stuart Exley and ECFB Public Policy Chairman Thomas Kessler (who accepted the Outstanding Legislative Program Award) and 7th District Director Gary Bell.

MACON — Effingham County Farm Bureau was recognized for its volunteer programs during the Georgia Farm Bureau 7th District annual meeting conducted Sept. 10 in Statesboro.

Stuart Exley is the ECFB president. 

The ECFB Legislative & Policy Development Committee, co-chaired by Exley and Thomas Kessler, received the GFB 7th District Outstanding Legislative Program Award.

Among its activities over the past year, the committee worked with the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce to host the annual Eggs and Issues Breakfast in December at the Effingham County College and Career Academy.

The event, which included remarks from Reps. Jon Burns and Bill Hitchens and Sen. Jack Hill, offered community members the opportunity to pose questions about policy issues, particularly those that affect agriculture, to the elected officials.  Approximately 150 people attended, including 30 ECFB members.

Founded in 1937, Georgia Farm Bureau is the state’s largest general farm organization and has 158 county offices. Its volunteer members actively participate in local, state and national activities that promote agriculture awareness to their non-farming neighbors. GFB offers its members a wide variety of benefits, including insurance, but enrollment in member benefits is optional and not a requirement for membership.