MACON, Ga. – Chattooga County Farm Bureau (CCFB) received the Georgia Farm Bureau Outstanding Women’s Leadership Committee Award during the organization’s 2015 annual meeting, held Dec. 6-8 on Jekyll Island.  Linda Leslie is the committee chairman, and Wayne Hurley is the CCFB president.

The CCFB Women’s Committee reached more than 250 teachers and more than 1,000 students during the 2014-2015 school year. Committee members made classroom presentations about how chickens hatch from an egg, seed germination, agriculture careers and honeybees. The committee’s annual Cotton Patch Day gave students a chance to visit a farm to see cotton being harvested and to learn how cotton is processed and used to make many items such as clothes and paper money.

Committee members spent a total of 1,300 volunteer hours teaching students, teachers and community leaders the importance of agriculture through hands-on learning activities.

CCFB will receive one paid trip to the 2016 National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference for winning the award.

Founded in 1937, Georgia Farm Bureau is the state’s largest general farm organization. GFB has 158 county offices, and its volunteer members actively participate in local, district and state 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.

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Georgia Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall, right, presents the GFB Outstanding Women’s Leadership Committee Award to Chattooga County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee Chairman Linda Leslie during the 78th Annual GFB Convention held Dec. 6-8 on Jekyll Island.

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