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Bulloch Farm Bureau earns honors
Ryne Brannen named Outstanding Young Farmer
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Georgia Farm Bureau 7th District Directors Ben Boyd, left, and Gary Bell, right, present the GFB 7th District Outstanding Young Farmer Committee Award to Bulloch County Farm Bureau Young Farmer Committee Chairman Ryne Brannen (second from left) and BCFB President Lannie Lee. - photo by Special to the Herald

Led by longtime president Lannie Lee, the Bulloch County Farm Bureau was recognized recently for its outstanding member programs, during the Georgia Farm Bureau 7th District Annual Meeting.

The Bulloch Farm Bureau Young Farmer Committee, chaired by Ryne Brannen, received the 7th District Outstanding Young Farmer Committee Award. The committee hosted a day for the Bulloch County Boys & Girls Club. More than 50 children participated and learned about agriculture in the county. Farm Bureau volunteers presented information about cotton, peanuts, beef cattle, poultry and honeybees.

Also, the Bulloch group was recognized with the 2015 Georgia Farm Bureau Membership Quota Award, given to county Farm Bureaus that increased their membership over the previous year. Bulloch's work to increase membership contributed to statewide membership growth.

Bulloch member Kyle Shedd received the 7th District Excellence in Agriculture Award, which recognizes young farmers who earn the majority of their living from something other than production agriculture.

Shedd, who lives in Statesboro, works for Southern States Cooperative as plant superintendent, working with growers in making crop recommendations. He also serves as co-chairman of the Statesboro Agribusiness Committee.

The 7th District includes 17 county Farm Bureaus in east Georgia.

Founded in 1937, Georgia Farm Bureau is the state's largest general farm organization and has 158 county offices.