Farm Bureau honors Cherokee chapter
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Georgia Farm Bureau 1st District directors Wesley Hall, left, and Henry West, right, presented Cherokee County Farm Bureau Promotion and Education Committee chair Nichelle Stewart with the 2012 GFB 1st District Outstanding Promotion and Education Award during the recent 1st District Annual Meeting.<br>Cherokee Tribune/special
Georgia Farm Bureau 1st District directors Wesley Hall, left, and Henry West, right, presented Cherokee County Farm Bureau Promotion and Education Committee chair Nichelle Stewart with the 2012 GFB 1st District Outstanding Promotion and Education Award during the recent 1st District Annual Meeting.
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The Cherokee County Farm Bureau captured several honors during the Georgia Farm Bureau 1st District Annual Meeting for its outstanding member programs, including its political forum this summer and the Farm to School effort.

William Grizzle is this year’s local Farm Bureau president.

The Cherokee Farm Bureau Women’s Committee, chaired by Vicky Grizzle and co-chaired by Laurie Cagle, was honored with the 2012 GFB 1st District Outstanding Women’s Leadership Award.

The committee was active in developing and promoting the Farm to School program, providing materials for workshops and helping to coordinate several farm tours.

The local bureau’s Legislative Committee, chaired by Len Cagle and co-chaired by B.J. Weeks, was honored with the 2012 GFB 1st District Outstanding Legislative Program Award.

The committee hosted a political forum at Cagle’s Family Farm in Hickory Flat. The event drew 375 citizens and 33 candidates.

The Promotion and Education Committee, chaired by Nichelle Stewart, received the GFB 1st District Outstanding Promotion and Education Award.

The committee worked throughout the school year to incorporate agricultural topics into lessons and activities at Free Home Elementary School.

CCFB Young Farmer Committee Chairs James and Megan Dault won the GFB 1st District Young Farmer Achievement Award.

The Daults operate Sweetwater Growers, a hydroponic farm in a 50,000-square-foot facility in Canton, where they grow a variety of herbs, greens and infused oils.

The GFB 1st District includes 15 counties in northwest Georgia.

Georgia Farm Bureau, the state’s largest general farm organization, is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2012.

The organization has 158 county offices.

Its volunteer members actively participate in local, district and state activities that promote agriculture awareness to their non-farming neighbors.

GFB also has 20 commodity advisory committees that give the organization input on issues pertinent to the major commodities grown in Georgia.

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