Polk GFB rec­og­nized

The Standard Journal - - FARM & GARDEN -

Ge­or­gia Farm Bureau (GFB) ex­panded its over­all mem­ber­ship in fis­cal year 2015, the first time in nine years the or­ga­ni­za­tion has ex­pe­ri­enced mem­ber­ship growth. Statewide GFB has 309,378 mem­ber fam­i­lies, up from 301,945 in 2014.

Polk County Farm Bureau (PCFB) was among the 150 county Farm Bu­reaus across the state that in­creased their mem­ber­ship. PCFB in­creased its mem­ber­ship by 73 mem­bers in fis­cal year 2015.

“I’d like to thank all of our county Farm Bureau staff and vol­un­teers who have worked hard this sum­mer to re­cruit new mem­bers and re­tain ex­ist­ing mem­bers,” said GFB Pres­i­dent Zippy Du­vall. “We couldn’t have done this with­out ev­ery­one pitch­ing in.”

The in­crease in mem­ber­ship clas­si­fies Ge­or­gia as a “quota” state; quota states are rec­og­nized by the Amer­i­can Farm Bureau Fed­er­a­tion, and the mem­ber­ship in­crease also con­trib­utes to GFB’s el­i­gi­bil­ity for other na­tional awards listed.

The mem­ber­ship num­bers are im­por­tant be­cause GFB is a grass­roots or­ga­ni­za­tion, draw­ing its strength as the voice of Ge­or­gia Farm­ers from its mem­ber­ship.

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