Georgia Farm Bureau honored Cherokee County’s Ben and Vicki Cagle for their service on the organization’s Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee during the organization’s annual convention on Jekyll Island last month.
The Cagles served on the Georgia Farm Burean YFR Committee the past two years, including the chairmanship in 2019. Ben was recently named to the American Farm Bureau Federation YFR Committee and is the Cherokee County Farm Bureau YFR chairman.
The Cagles own and operate Cagle’s Family Farm at Conns Creek, raising cattle and sheep and running an agri-tourism venue that provides education opportunities and hosts special events.
On the Georgia Farm Bureau YFR Committee, the Cagles represented the First District, which includes Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Dade, Dawson, Fannin, Floyd, Forsyth, Gilmer, Gordon, Murray, Pickens, Walker and Whitfield counties.
“We greatly appreciate the time and effort Ben and Vicki put in while serving on the Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee,” said Georgia Farm Bureau President Gerald Long. “The committee members are our next generation of leaders and we’re proud to help them develop leadership qualities that will help them as they grow in their role with GFB and with other organizations.”
Founded in 1937, the Georgia Farm Bureau Federation is the state’s largest general farm organization with 158 county chapters. As a membership-driven, nongovernmental organization, Georgia Farm Bureau serves as the voice of Georgia farmers and rural Georgia by advocating for them on legislative issues and promoting Georgia commodities. Its volunteer members also actively participate in activities that promote agriculture awareness.