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June 13, 2018

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Vol. 36 No. 12

GFB YF&R COMMITTEE COLLECTING CHANGE FOR GEORGIA FOOD BANKS If you’ve got some change in your pockets going jing-a-ling-a-ling, stop by your county Farm Bureau office between now and July 16 to donate it to “A Calf’s Weight in Change” to benefit the Georgia Food Bank Association (GFBA). The Georgia Farm Bureau Young Farmer & Rancher Committee is asking Farm Bureau members and ag supporters to dig deep to help each county collect a calf’s weight in loose change, estimated to be 65 pounds of coins. The Farm Bureau Bank has pledged to match all donations collected. “Pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters or silver dollars, we’ll take it all to raise money for the Georgia Food Bank Association,” said GFB YF&R Committee Chairman Dustin Covington. “With the generous match Farm Bureau Bank has offered, this is a terrific opportunity for the Farm Bureau family to change hunger in Georgia by donating their loose change.” County Farm Bureaus with YF&R members attending the 2018 GFB YF&R Summer Leadership Conference will send the change they’ve collected with their delegation to the conference. During the conference kickoff cookout on July 19, the GFB YF&R Committee and GFBA representatives will weigh and count the loose change each county Farm Bureau sends. Counties that don’t have members attending the conference will weigh and count their collected change on July 16 and email their info to yf@gfb.org that day. These donations will be shared and added to the coin count at the conference. Grand prizes will be awarded for the county with the most amount of change donated, the GFB District with the most amount of change donated, the county with most weight in change donated and the GFB District with most weight in change donated. The GFBA consists of eight regional food banks across Georgia that work with more than 2,000 partner agencies and food pantries to distribute about 130 million pounds of food annually in Georgia. GFBA food banks include: America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia in Savannah, the Atlanta Community Food Bank, the Chattanooga Area Food Bank (Food Bank of Northwest Georgia), Feeding the Valley in Columbus, the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia in Athens, Golden Harvest in Augusta, the Middle Georgia Community Food Bank in Macon and Second Harvest of South Georgia in Valdosta.


GFB News Alert page 2 of 11 SENATE AG COMMITTEE PASSES FARM BILL, SENDS TO FULL SENATE The U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee passed its version of the farm bill – the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 - on June 13 with bipartisan support. Commonly referred to as the farm bill, the bipartisan 5-year legislation encompasses a wide range of agriculture, nutrition, conservation and forestry policy. “The Senate Agriculture Committee’s bipartisan Farm Bill process is a reminder of how things should work in Washington – listening to the folks back home, working through issues with the other side of the aisle, then writing a good bill,” Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) said in a released joint statement. “Today marks another important step in the road to getting an on-time Farm Bill enacted into law. We urge our colleagues to support this bill.” Visit www.agriculture.senate.gov/2018-farm-bill to read the Senate legislation. More than 115 agriculture, nutrition, conservation, and forestry groups, including Farm Bureau, support the Senate legislation. The legislation now heads to the full U.S. Senate for consideration. The House is expected to vote again on its version of the farm bill at some point through June 22. The House failed to pass its farm bill with a vote of 213-198 on May 18. The vote failed as 30 Republicans voted against the bill in an attempt to force a separate vote on an immigration bill. House Democrats took issue with the work requirements included in the nutrition section of the bill. ELEMENTARY FFA PROGRAM APPLICATIONS DUE JUNE 30 Georgia school systems interested in implementing a pilot program for elementary agricultural education have until June 30 to submit their applications. The pilot program, authorized under Senate Bill 330 passed unanimously by the Georgia Legislature this year, will take the FFA education model into a minimum of six elementary schools. The state’s FFA program has 42,000 student members from middle schools and high schools around the state. The elementary school pilot program will last three years and will help determine whether and how elementary agriculture education can be implemented statewide. The application can be found online at http://bit.ly/ElemFFAapplication. For more information, contact Georgia Agricultural Education Program Manager Chip Bridges at jbridges@doe.k12.ga.us or 404-656-8311.


GFB News Alert page 3 of 11 PAPER MAKES KEY POINTS ABOUT CROP INSURANCE, PREVENTED PLANTING UGA Assistant Professors of Agricultural & Applied Economics Adam Rabinowitz and Yangxuan Liu published a paper on May 31 outlining what farmers need to know about crop insurance and situations that prevent them from planting their crops, particularly cotton and peanuts, which farmers in South Georgia have struggled to plant because of unusually high rainfall during May. According to the paper, precipitation in 2018 has been more than twice the average of the previous three years, both in terms of number of rainy days and rainfall volume. In the Tifton area, for instance, the 2018 May rainfall measured at 6.91 inches, which was more than three times the area’s average May rainfall from 2015 to 2017 of 2.02 inches. Subsequently, planting issues have occurred for farmers who typically plant cotton and peanuts in May. According to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, only 65 percent of cotton and 73 percent of peanuts were planted by May 27. This compares to an average of 72 percent for cotton and 81percent for peanuts for the similar period during 2015-2017. Rabinowitz and Yangxuan suggested that with saturated fields and more rain in the forecast, farmers need to consider whether all their intended planting will occur following sound agricultural practices. It is also important to think about how this relates to their crop insurance policy, planting deadlines, and prevented planting eligibility for 2018. More than 90 percent of Georgia peanut and cotton farmers typically select some form of crop insurance coverage. Included in this coverage is a prevented planting provision that provides payments when extreme weather conditions prevent expected planting by the final planting date or during the late planting period. The USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) announces the final and late planting dates, which vary by crop, coverage type, and county. Coverage during the late planting period is reduced by 1 percent for each day after the final planting date, up to the end of the late planting period. The end of the late planting period for peanuts grown in Jefferson, Johnson, Laurens, Montgomery, Richmond, Treutlen, Washington and Wilkinson counties expired June 10. For the rest of Georgia, the end of late planting for peanuts is June 15. For cotton, the late planting period ended on June 4 for growers in Bartow, Chattooga, Elbert, Floyd, Franklin, Gordon, Hart, Henry, McDuffie, Monroe, Morgan, Oconee, Polk, Spalding, Walton and Warren Counties. For the rest of the state late planting for cotton ends June 15. Rabinowitz and Yangxuan noted that there is a special provision, starting in 2018, which will allow for coverage of Upland Cotton planted five days after the end of the late planting period. If Upland Cotton is planted during that five-day period, it is not eligible for prevented planting. If planting by these deadlines is not possible, it is important that farmers maintain records that document the cause, though planting decisions must be based on sound agronomic and crop management practices. If it appears that it will be difficult to finish planting by the final planting date or during the late planting period, farmers should contact their crop insurance agent and discuss their options. Here is a list of some frequently asked questions, answers, and links to additional resources to help provide further information. • Is excess rainfall covered under prevented planting provisions? Yes, “excess precipitation that occurs during the insurance period and prevents other producers -continued on next page


GFB News Alert page 4 of 11 Continued from previous page from planting acreage with similar characteristics” is covered under the prevented planting provision. This means that other farmers in the area must also be impacted by these conditions; however, geographic variation may create eligibility for an individual farmer based on their own circumstances. Therefore, appropriate documentation and records, as well as timely Notice of Loss, are very important for prevented planting claims due to excess rainfall. • Will the final planting date be extended? Final planting dates cannot be extended because they are part of the terms and conditions of the insurance policy. Extending that date would also create issues with filing a prevented planting claim. Furthermore, there is substantial research available through UGA Extension that documents the impacts of late planting on crop yield, thus it is not generally advisable to plant a late crop. • What coverage is provided for prevented planting? The prevented planting payment is designed to compensate for pre-planting costs incurred during the preparation for planting the crop. This includes costs associated with items such as machinery, land rent, fertilizer, pesticide, labor, repairs, and field preparation activities. The coverage is calculated as a percent of the insurance guarantee. The prevented planting coverage factor varies by crop and has recently been reviewed by RMA. The coverage factor for peanuts increased in 2018 to 55 percent. The coverage factor for cotton was reviewed in 2017 and was maintained at 50 percent. The eligible acres that were prevented from planting must be a minimum of 20 acres or 20 percent of their insurable crop acreage. • What acreage is eligible for prevented planting? The number of acres eligible for prevented planting coverage is limited based on the previous crop planting history of the insured entity. This is not specific by crop but f or all cropland in the farming operation. For example, the number of acres eligible for prevented planting for cotton is not limited to cotton planting history but would include all eligible crops planted, such as cotton, peanuts, and corn if these are the three eligible crops but not tomatoes since that is not an eligible crop. There are numerous provisions for changes in eligible acres, so farmers should check with their crop insurance agent for determining eligible acres according to their particular circumstances. • What to do in the event of a loss? Farmers must notify their crop insurance agent within 72 hours of the initial discovery of the loss. In the case of prevented planting, this would be within 72 hours after the final planting date if there is no intention of planting during the late planting period. If there is an intent to plant during the late planting period and it is later discovered that no planting will occur, then farmers should contact their crop insurance agent at that time. Additional Resources: • Prevented planting previsions, policies, and handbooks: www.rma.usda.gov/news/currentissues/prevented/. • Prevented Planting Coverage Factor Changes for 2018: www.rma.usda.gov/help/faq/ppchanges.html. • Prevented Planting Insurance Provisions Flood: www.rma.usda.gov/pubs/rme/ppflood.pdf. • Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Flooding: www.rma.usda.gov/help/faq/flood.html.


GFB News Alert page 5 of 11 CHIP BRIDGES LEAVING GEORGIA AG ED FOR RETURN TO CLASSROOM Georgia Agriculture Education Program Manager Chip Bridges is stepping down at the end of June to return to his roots. Bridges, who has headed the Ag Ed program for the past nine years, oversaw a period of unprecedented growth in the state’s FFA membership, which at the end of the 2017-18 school year had surpassed 42,000 statewide. His last day on the job is June 29. From there, Bridges is returning to Lumpkin County, where he began his career as an ag teacher 29 years ago. He has agreed to become the ag instructor at Lumpkin County High School. “That’s an exciting change for me,” Bridges said. “I’ve been in ag education for 29 years so I’m going to get to finish up my career where I started it.” Bridges said he taught at LCHS for eight years before moving to Stephens Chip Bridges County High School, where he stayed another eight years before joining the Georgia Department of Education in 2005. He worked in the North Region Office for four years and has spent the last nine years as program manager. “I’ve already had several students from my first go-round there call me and tell me I’ll be teaching their children,” Bridges said. “It’s going to give me a chance to have day-to-day contact with students that I haven’t had in a few years.” GOBLE NAMED GFB WOMEN’S PROGRAM/AITC COORDINATOR Lauren Goble has been named coordinator of the Georgia Farm Bureau Women’s Committee and Ag in the Classroom program. She began her duties in her new role on June 4. A native of Jones County, Goble has worked as the GFB 6th District field representative since July 2016. She will continue her work in the 6th District until that position is filled. Goble previously taught elementary school for eight years in Bibb and Jones counties. She received the 2015 Georgia Ag in the Classroom Teacher of the Year Award from Georgia Farm Bureau and was one of seven teachers nationwide to receive the 2016 Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture Award sponsored from the USDA National Institute of Food & Agriculture and the National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization. She has served as a member of the Jones County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee. Goble holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Georgia College & State University and a master’s degree in early childhood education from Wesleyan College. Goble replaces Donna Rocker, who retired in May after serving as the GFB AITC coordinator for more than 31 years. Rocker began coordinating the GFB Women’s Leadership Program in July 1999, leading Women’s Committee efforts to improve the agricultural literacy of local communities. She coordinated the GFB High School Art and Middle School Essay Contests and was responsible for the GFB scholarship program until it was transferred completely to the GFB Foundation for Agriculture in 2016.


GFB News Alert page 6 of 11 COURT GRANTS STATES’ REQUESTED INJUNCTION AGAINST WOTUS RULE On June 8, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia granted a preliminary injunction that blocks the 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule for Georgia and 10 other states. Georgia Farm Bureau and the American Farm Bureau Federation have opposed the WOTUS rule since it was proposed by the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 2014, saying the rule greatly expanded the agencies’ jurisdiction. The agencies have delayed implementation of the WOTUS rule until 2020, and in accordance with a 2017 executive order from President Donald Trump, the EPA and Corps of Engineers are reconsidering the rule. Southern District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood also agreed that if the WOTUS Rule became effective, the states would suffer irreparable harm in the form of both a “loss of sovereignty and unrecoverable monetary losses.” The court concluded that blocking the WOTUS rule favors the public interest because it saves “farmers, homeowners, and small businesses” from having to “devote time and expense to obtain federal permits … to comply with a rule that is likely to be invalidated.” The district court’s order and an earlier injunction granted by the U.S. District Court for North Dakota, injunctions against the 2015 WOTUS rule have been issued in 24 states. SHEP GETS FULL FUNDING FROM FEDERAL GOVERNMENT Through a combination of funds from the U.S. Army Civil Works Program and federal appropriations, the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) will receive $85 million in federal money toward construction costs through the end of FY 2018. On June 11, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released its FY 2018 Work Plan, which included $35 million for SHEP. The federal budget includes $50 million for the project, which is increasing the depth of the Savannah Harbor shipping channel from 42 feet to 47 feet. The expansion will allow the Port of Savannah to accommodate larger cargo ships now coming through the Panama Canal. The increased capacity is expected to reduce shipping costs for Georgia farmers and agribusinesses selling products to foreign markets. The project requires between $88 million and $110 million annually to stay on schedule for completion in 2021. The state of Georgia partnered with the federal government to pay for the project. The state has allocated its full share of $266 million of the $973 total price tag. Meanwhile, the U.S. House passed H.R. 8 (the Water Resources Development Act) on June 6 and H.R. 5895 (the 2019 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill) on June 8. H.R. 8 allocates $677 million for SHEP and H.R. 5896 provides $49 million for SHEP in FY 2019. “The Savannah Harbor Expansion Project is the top economic development project for Georgia and the entire Southeast, as it solidifies our state and region as a central business hub for the 21st Century,” said Rep. Tom Graves (R-Ga.), a member of the House Appropriations Committee. “The funding authorized and appropriated by these bills are key to keeping the expansion project on schedule.”


GFB News Alert page 7 of 11 LAST CHANCE TO COMPLETE 2017 CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is wrapping up data collection for the 2017 Census of Agriculture. To stay on track for data release in February 2019, the deadline for submitting the paper questionnaire is June 15. Farmers and ranchers who have not responded by June 15 have until the end of July to complete the census online through the secure website found on the cover of their census form. Phone follow-up and personal interviews will continue through July. According to NASS Southern Regional Director Jim Ewing, the questionnaire needs to be completed by everyone who received a form, including landowners who lease land to producers, those involved in conservation programs, even those who may have received the Census and do not farm. Every response matters. Federal law, Title 7 USC 2204(g) Public Law 105-113, requires NASS to keep all information confidential, to use the data only for statistical purposes and to only publish in aggregate form to prevent disclosing the identity of any individual producer or farm operation. For more information about the 2017 Census of Agriculture or to respond online, visit www.agcensus.usda.gov. For questions about or assistance with filling out the census, call 888424-7828. USDA RESUMES CONTINUOUS CONSERVATION RESERVE PROGRAM SIGN-UP The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will resume accepting applications for the voluntary Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), the department announced in a June 1 press release. Eligible farmers, ranchers, and private landowners can sign up at their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office through Aug. 17. The FSA stopped accepting applications in fall 2017 for the CRP continuous signup (excluding applications for the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) and CRP grasslands). This pause allowed USDA to review available acres and avoid exceeding the 24 million-acre CRP cap set by the 2014 Farm Bill. New limited practice availability and short sign-up period helps ensure that landowners with the most sensitive acreage will enroll in the program and avoid unintended competition with new and beginning farmers seeking leases. CRP enrollment currently is about 22.7 million acres. For 2018 signup, limited priority practices are available for continuous enrollment. They include grassed waterways, filter strips, riparian buffers, wetland restoration and others. To view a full list of practices, please visit the CRP Continuous Enrollment Period web page at http://bit.ly/CRPcontsignup. FSA will use updated soil rental rates to make annual rental payments, reflecting current values. It will not offer incentive payments as part of the new signup. USDA will not open a general signup this year, but a one-year extension will be offered to existing CRP participants with expiring CRP contracts of 14 years or less. Producers eligible for an extension will receive a letter with more information. Additionally, FSA established new ranking criteria for CRP Grasslands. To view the ranking criteria visit http://bit.ly/Grasslandsrank. More information about CRP Grasslands can be found at http://bit.ly/Grasslandssignup. To guarantee all CRP grasslands offers are treated equally, applicants who previously applied will be asked to reapply using the new ranking criteria. Producers with pending applications will receive a letter providing the options.


GFB News Alert page 8 of 11 CROP INSURANCE DEADLINE NEARS FOR GEORGIA CABBAGE GROWERS Georgia cabbage producers have until July 1 to apply for crop insurance coverage or make changes to their existing coverage under the 2014 farm bill. Crop insurance provides protection against a loss in production due to natural perils, such as drought or excessive moisture. Coverage is available for cabbage grown in Brooks, Colquitt, Tift and Toombs counties. Growers are encouraged to visit their crop insurance agent soon to learn specific details for the 2019 crop year. A list of crop insurance agents is available at all USDA Service Centers by visiting the RMA agent locator at www.rma.usda.gov/tools/agent.html. Growers can use the RMA cost estimator at bit.ly/rmacost to get a premium amount estimate of their insurance needs online. Learn more about crop insurance and the modern farm safety net at www.rma.usda.gov. DAIRY MARGIN PROTECTION PROGRAM APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED The USDA has extended the re-enrollment deadline for the Margin Protection Program (MPP) for Dairy until June 22. The upgraded program protects participating dairy producers when the margin – the difference between the price of milk and feed costs – falls below levels of protection selected by the applicant. USDA has already issued more than $89 million for margins triggered in February, March, and April, and USDA offices are continuing to process remaining payments daily. The re-enrollment deadline was previously extended through June 8. The deadline is being extended a second time to ensure dairy producers are given every opportunity to make a calculated decision and enroll in the program if they choose. This will be the last opportunity for producers to take advantage of key adjustments Congress made to provisions of the MPP program under the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. USDA encourages producers contemplating enrollment to use the online web resource at www.fsa.usda.gov/mpptool to calculate the best levels of coverage for their dairy operation. The next margin under MPP, for May, will be published on June 28. Therefore, all coverage elections on form CCC-782 and the $100 administrative fee, unless exempt, must be submitted to the County FSA Office no later than June 22. No registers will be utilized, so producers are encouraged to have their enrollment for 2018 completed by COB June 22. All dairy operations must make new coverage elections for 2018 during the re-enrollment period, even if the operation was enrolled during the previous 2018 signup. Coverage elections made for 2018 will be retroactive to Jan. 1. MPP payments will be sequestered at a rate of 6.6 percent. To learn more about the Margin Protection Program for dairy, contact your local USDA Farm Service Agency county office at offices.usda.gov or visit us on the Web at www.fsa.usda.gov.


GFB News Alert page 9 of 11 UGA EXTENSION INSECT SCOUTING SCHOOL June 19 SE Georgia Research & Education Center 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Midville This insect scouting school will introduce new scouts to insect monitoring and serve as a review for experienced scouts and farmers. The school will cover insect pests in row crops like cotton, peanuts and soybeans. Attendees will learn identifying information about pests and the damage they inflict on crops, natural enemies, scouting procedures, and safety in the field. The school will conclude with an in-field review. The event is free. For more contact Peyton Sapp at 706-5542119. SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION RESEARCH WORKSHOP June 19 FVSU Family & Child Development Ctr. Fort Valley This workshop will introduce opportunities available through the USDA Small Business Innovation Research program, which offers grants up to $100,000 to small businesses to support growth and research of products and services that could benefit agriculture and community development. Topics include forests and related resources, plant production and protection and many more. Register by June 15 by visiting http://bit.ly/FVSUusdaSIBR. GOAT & SHEEP TRAINING FOR PRODUCERS June 23 Fort Valley State University Campus 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Fort Valley This free one-day course will cover parasite training, forage use, body condition scoring, hoof trimming and more. Lunch will be provided. For more information contact Dr. Niki Whitley at 478-825-6577 or whitleyn@fvsu.edu. SYNGENTA #ROOTEDINAG CONTEST June 30 deadline for entries Syngenta is offering members of the ag community a way to honor those individuals who have ignited their ag passion the most. The application period is open for the annual #RootedinAg contest. In exchange for sharing their stories, participants will have a chance to be named one of five finalists, who will each receive mini touch-screen tablets and have their inspirational stories featured on the Syngenta Thrive website at http://bit.ly/syngentathrive. From those finalists, one grand prize winner will receive a $500 gift card and have their story published in Thrive magazine, plus Syngenta will make a $1,000 donation in the winner’s name to a local charity or civic organization. To participate, interested candidates should : Fill out on the easy-touse online entry form at http://bit.ly/rootedinag; in about 200 words, describe who most inspired them to be #RootedinAg; when prompted, upload a photograph or video that visually supports their written entry.


GFB News Alert page 10 of 11 AGRICULTURE TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE OF THE SOUTH July 23-25 Alpharetta Conference Center Alpharetta This is Georgia’s first conference dedicated to innovation and entrepreneurship that is shaping the future of agriculture. Hosted by Tech Alpharetta, in partnership with the City of Alpharetta, the three-day conference will address the explosive growth in ag tech that has resulted from the intersection of agriculture and technology. The event will feature an impressive list of speakers from leading organizations like ACGO, Syngenta, Microsoft, Proagrica, The Climate Corporation, Oracle, Georgia Tech, the University of Georgia, and many more. Panel discussions and break-out sessions will cover a variety of topics, including big data, ag tech logistics and supply chain, state of the region in ag tech, innovation, plant genetics and biotechnology. The conference will also host an AgTech Startup Pitch Off at which ag tech entrepreneurs will present to a panel of industry representatives whose companies consider potential partnerships with outside innovators. Registration is $495 until June 30, then $550 until July 23. Day-of-event fee is $595. To register, visit http://bit.ly/agtechconf18. 2018 SUNBELT EXPO FIELD DAY July 24 Spence Field 7:15 a.m. Moultrie Farmers are invited to the Darrell Williams Research Farm on the grounds of the Sunbelt Expo, where they can see the latest research on irrigation, variety trials for Southeastern crops, seeds and chemicals, and agricultural technology. A biscuit breakfast and barbecue lunch will be provided, and attendees can register for door prizes. For more information visit www.sunbeltexpo.com or call 229-985-1968. NATIONAL EGG PRODUCTS SCHOOL Sept. 10-13 UGA Food Science Building, 100 Cedar St. Athens Participants will receive a thorough introduction to eggs and egg products, from their initial formation through the packaging of liquid and dried egg products for industrial use. This “farm to fork” review includes side excursions into molecular structure, safety, microbiology and the latest research on egg nutrition. Alongside the presentations, the program incorporates hands-on sessions for participants to use a variety of egg ingredients to create products such as angel food cake, ice cream, mayonnaise and custard. The intent is to demonstrate functional characteristics egg ingredients supply to these applications, investigate the scientific principles behind the functionality, and then taste the results. Participants will learn about the effects of impurities or bad processing techniques. Registration is $595 until Aug. 15 and $695 afterward. To register online visit https://bit.ly/2uEXwQ6 and click on “National Egg Products School.” For more information contact Jeniece Vinson at jgvinson@uga.edu or 706-542-1371. COBB COUNTY FARM BUREAU FARMERS MARKET Tuesdays through September 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Lost Mountain Park, Powder Springs The public is invited to check out a variety of vendors with locally grown produce, baked goods, strawberries, peaches, jams, jellies and much more. Lost Mountain Park is located at 4845 Dallas Highway in Powder Springs. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/cobbcofarmbureau/ or call 770-943-3531.


GFB News Alert page 11 of 11 MONROE FARMERS MARKET Saturdays until October 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Court Street, Downtown Monroe This market, sponsored in part by Walton County Farm Bureau, will feature fresh produce and goods from local farmers, work from local artisans and family friendly activities. For more information visit www.monroedowntownfarmersmarket.com. GFB TAKING LISTINGS FOR HAY DIRECTORY Farm Bureau members with hay for sale or offering custom harvesting or custom sprigging services are invited to list in the GFB Quality Hay Directory published on the GFB website. Because this directory is now offered online, hay can be listed or removed from the site as your inventory dictates. To participate, please complete a submission form available at your county Farm Bureau office or online at www.gfb.ag/hay. Please include a $10 check made payable to Georgia Farm Bureau for each listing of hay, custom harvesting or custom sprigging. Multiple listings are allowed. UPCOMING BEEF EVENTS GEORGIA LIMOUSIN ASSOCIATION FIELD DAY June 15-16 JCCHS Livestock facility Jefferson Facility is located at 1668 Winder Hwy., Jefferson. Contact Skyler Davis at 770-307-7036 or littledlimousin@hotmail.com. GEORGIA JUNIOR BEEF FUTURITY July 12-14 Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter Contact Christa Steinkamp at 706-552-4460 or csteinkamp@gaaged.org.

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GEORGIA CATTLEMEN’S ASSOCIATION 8TH ANNUAL SUMMER CONFERENCE July 26-28 Villas by the Sea Jekyll Island For more information visit www.gabeef.org or contact Will Bentley or Michele Creamer at 478474-6560. FADEOSH 3RD ANNUAL BRED HEIFER SALE Aug. 25 8636 Boston Monticello Hwy. 1 p.m. Boston For more information contact Josh Herring at 229-244-2517 or Deidre Parramore at 229-460-6843 or dhp31602@yahoo.com.

Georgia Farm Bureau News Alert - June 13, 2018  

In this week's GFB News Alert... a GFB Young Farmer & Rancher campaign is collecting change for Georgia food banks, the deadline to complete...

Georgia Farm Bureau News Alert - June 13, 2018  

In this week's GFB News Alert... a GFB Young Farmer & Rancher campaign is collecting change for Georgia food banks, the deadline to complete...