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Zoller, Farm Bureau hit nation’s capital

POSTED: March 17, 2011 2:51 p.m.

Effingham County Farm Bureau member, Michael Zoller, visits Washington, D.C.

Effingham County Farm Bureau member Michael Zoller 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, open to Farm Bureau members between 21 and 35 years of age involved in agriculture, 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.

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. If you are a young farmer who would be interested in participating in the 2012 trip or learning more about Georgia Farm Bureau’s Young Farmer programs, please contact your county Farm Bureau office at (912) 754-3713.

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.

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