Murray serving as chairman of Farm Bureau committee

Published 7:10 am Friday, June 28, 2013

Special to The Post-Searchlight

Decatur County farmer Greg Murray grows a variety of vegetables on his 1,000-acre farm in Bainbridge, providing food that is distributed around the Southeast.

Like his produce, Murray’s influence extends far beyond his farm with his service as chairman of the Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) Vegetable Committee, according to a GFB press release. The 10-member committee is made up of growers from around Georgia. Murray leads the committee in making recommendations to Georgia Farm Bureau regarding issues that impact vegetable producers.

Murray is a former member of the Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Vegetables and previously served on the Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Association Board of Directors. Murray co-owns Murray Farms with his brother, Dale, and has approximately 1,000 acres of soybeans, corn and tomatoes.

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 also has 20 agricultural commodity advisory committees that give the organization input on issues pertinent to the major crops and livestock grown in Georgia.