Polk GFB recognized
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.