MACON — Georgia Farm Bureau members in the organization’s South Region re-elected Gerald Long of Decatur County to his third, three-year term as South Georgia vice president during the organization’s 76th annual convention on Dec. 10.
GFB voting delegates also re-designated Long as the organization’s 1st vice president, a position he has held since 2008.
Long represents 53 counties in South Georgia, including Bryan County, as GFB South Georgia vice president.
“Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your South Georgia vice president. It’s my responsibility to represent you on the state board, and I take this responsibility seriously,” Long said in his acceptance speech. “I appreciate the confidence all of Farm Bureau’s members have shown in me by selecting me to represent the entire state as your first vice president.”
A Farm Bureau member since 1970, Long began serving on the Georgia Farm Bureau Board of Directors in 1999 as a 9th District director. He was first elected as GFB South Georgia vice president in 2006 and re-elected in 2007.
He currently serves on the Decatur County Farm Bureau Board of Directors as secretary/treasurer. He is a past president and vice president of the Decatur County Farm Bureau.
He represents Georgia Farm Bureau on the Georgia Beef Board and serves as treasurer of the board.