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Fannin County’s Bramlett, Hamby leading Georgia Farm Bureau committees

Fannin County Farm Bureau’s Tom Hamby is chairing the Georgia Farm Bureau Hay Committee. (photo courtesy of Georgia Farm Bureau) Fannin County Farm Bureau’s Terry Bramlett is chairing the Georgia Farm Bureau Aquaculture Committee. (photo courtesy of Georgia Farm Bureau)

Bramlett also serving on AFBF committee
By Janet Hawkins, Farm Bureau

MACON, Ga. – Fannin County Farm Bureau (FCFB)
President Tom Hamby and Vice President Terry Bramlett
are chairing Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) commodity committee.
Bramlett chairs the GFB Aquaculture Committee,
while Hamby is serving as the chairman of the GFB Hay
Committee.
Hamby and Bramlett lead their committee in shaping
GFB’s policy relating to hay and aquaculture in Georgia.
Each 10-member committee, made up of producers from
each of GFB’s 10 districts, gathered during the GFB Spring
Commodity Meeting Feb. 20-21. The committees, part of
GFB’s 20 commodity advisory committees, will meet again
this summer. GFB will finalize its 2020 policy during its annual
convention in December.
Hamby grows hay and maintains a beef
cattle herd. He has volunteered with the
Boy Scouts of America for 40 years and was
a charter member of the Epworth Community
Club. Hamby is also a board member
for the Fannin County Sports Hall of Fame.
He was named 2019 Outstanding Member
by the Fannin County Young Farmers.
Hamby and his wife, Cookie, live in Epworth.
They have three children, Malissa,
Eddie and Lorrie, three grandchildren and
one great-grandchild.
Bramlett, who is a member of the Fannin
County Board of Education, has been
raising trout for more than 35 years. He
has been chairman of the GFB Aquaculture
Committee since 2011. Bramlett’s trout
farm in Suches supplies fresh pond-raised
trout to restaurants in the metro Atlanta
area. Bramlett and his wife, Ruth, run the
farm’s cold-water hatchery, producing eggs
and providing live trout that are used to
stock streams and ponds around the Southeast.
Bramlett is a former member of the American
Farm Bureau Federation Aquaculture
Committee and is a current member of the
AFBF Issue Advisory Committee for Budget
and Economy. Bramlett represents
Georgia on the 10-member committee, one
of 13 established by AFBF to form its positions
on issues that affect broad segments of
U.S. agriculture.
Founded in 1937, Georgia Farm Bureau
is the state’s largest general farm organization
and has 158 county offices. Its volunteer
members actively participate in local,
state and national activities that promote
agriculture awareness to their non-farming
neighbors. GFB officers its members a wide
variety of benefits, including insurance, but
enrollment in any of the member benefits
is optional and not a requirement for membership.

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