Long County Farm Bureau was recognized for its volunteer programs during the Georgia Farm Bureau 7th District annual meeting, held Sept. 10 in Statesboro. Manuel Sneed is the LCFB president.
The LCFB Women’s Leadership Committee, chaired by Helen Young, received the GFB 7th District Outstanding Women’s Leadership Award.
Among its activities over the past year, the committee hosted Little AGvocates Night to help promote agricultural education to children.
The event, held July 11 at Long County High School, featured lessons on watermelons and all-terrain vehicle safety. Students learned about the different parts of a watermelon and watermelon planting, and expressed their creativity by making a watermelon pizza featuring watermelon, blueberries, yogurt and sprinkles. The evening ended with a seed-spitting contest and a melon-rolling event. Approximately 60 people attended.
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.