Decatur County Farm Bureau finalist for State Award
Published 3:17 pm Friday, December 27, 2019
Decatur County Farm Bureau (DCFB) was recognized as one of the top county Farm Bureau programs in the state during the organization’s 82nd annual convention held on Jekyll Island Dec. 8-10.
The county chapter was named a finalist for the prestigious McKemie Award – the highest honor that a county Farm Bureau in the state can receive – in recognition of the activities it sponsored during the past year to promote agriculture.
DCFB was one of nine county Farm Bureaus to be recognized as a finalist in the medium membership category. Justin Long is the DCFB president. Polk County won the state award.
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