Dawson County Farm Bureau members Brad Weaver and Seth Stowers recently traveled to Washington, D.C., with other Georgia Farm Bureau young farmers to meet with Georgia’s congressional delegation to discuss agriculture issues.
The trip is open to Farm Bureau members from 21-35 years of age, who are involved in agriculture. The event gave participants a chance to learn firsthand how the legislative process works and to learn how Georgia farmers are represented by American Farm Bureau in Washington, D.C.
When meeting with Georgia’s representatives, the Farm Bureau members discussed numerous issues affecting Georgia agriculture; including immigration reform, pesticide permits, the 2012 farm bill and estate tax reform.
Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson also met with the group and gave updates on legislation the Senate is addressing.
While in Washington, the group also toured Washington, D.C. monuments and sites.
For more information on how to participate in the 2012 trip or to learn more about Georgia Farm Bureau’s Young Farmer programs, call (706) 265-3350.
Founded in 1937, the Georgia Farm Bureau Federation is the state’s largest general farm organization. Its volunteer members actively participate in activities that promote agriculture awareness to their non-farming neighbors.