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Barrow named a Farm Bureau friend
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During a recent trip to Washington, D.C., Georgia Farm Bureau Middle Georgia Vice President Robert Fountain of Emanuel County presents Rep. John Barrow (D-Ga.) with the Friend of Farm Bureau Award along with Georgia Farm Bureau members (from left) William Hutchins (Barrow County), Ed Zipperer (Chatham), Gary Bell (Evans), Kathryn and John Raley (Glascock), Dexter Shearouse (Chatham), Edna Folsom (Tattnall), Nancy Kennedy (Hancock), Gennis Folsom (Tattnall), Chris and Monica West (Candler) Jimmy Kennedy (Hancock) and Ray Fowler (Barrow). - photo by Photo provided

MACON—Georgia Farm Bureau members presented Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) with the Friend of Farm Bureau Award during a recent trip to Washington, D.C., to honor his support of agriculture during the 111th Congress.

Since 1996, the Friend of Farm Bureau Awards have been presented to members of Congress every two years and chosen by the American Farm Bureau Federation. Recipients are selected based on their voting records on priority issues established by the AFBF Board of Directors, the number of bills that a member has sponsored and co-sponsored, specific leadership role for Farm Bureau on priority issues, and the Congressmen’s accessibility and responsiveness to Farm Bureau members and leaders.

“We appreciate the support Rep. Barrow has given to Georgia agriculture,” said Georgia Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall. “The Congressmen who received this award each took a strong stand to protect the interests of Georgia’s farmers.”

Founded in 1937, Georgia Farm Bureau is the state’s largest general farm organization. Its volunteer members actively participate in local, district and state activities that promote agriculture awareness to their non-farming neighbors. GFB also has 20 commodity advisory committees that give the organization input on issues pertinent to the major commodities grown in Georgia.