Farm Bureau members visit capitol
by Emanuel County Live | March 31, 2008 12:00 am
Emanuel County Farm Bureau members traveled to Atlanta, Feb. 12 to participate in Georgia Farm Bureau Day at the Capitol. While there, the members visited with two of their district state officials, Rep. Butch Parrish and Sen. Jack Hill
The Emanuel county delegation was among more than 500 Farm Bureau members from 91 counties across the state to participate in this annual event. While meeting with state legislators, the Farm Bureau members discussed issues impacting Georgia agriculture. Georgia Farm Bureau has identified several priority issues for this session of the General Assembly, which include water, property tax, funding for the UGA College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, support for renewable fuels derived from agricultural crops, support of Georgia’s poultry industry and support of Georgia’s growing agritourism industry..
While speaking at the luncheon Georgia Farm Bureau hosted at the Georgia Depot to honor the Georgia General Assembly, Gov. Sonny Perdue announced legislation that will limit liability for landowners who open their property to hunters and agritourists. “Georgia is our nation’s umber one hunting destination, and our agritourism industry is growing. You’ve got things people want to see and learn about, and I want landowners to feel comfortable in opening up their land to visitors”, Perdue said.
Those attending from Emanuel County were Tim & Judy Garrett, John & Becky Moore, Mace Henry and Brett Henry.