The Georgia Young Farmer program is the adult education component of Georgia's Agricultural Education program.
The Young Farmer Program began in 1951 and functioned as an instructional program coordinated by full time young farmer teachers. In 1971, the Georgia Young Farmers Association (GYFA) was organized as an extension of the instructional program. The purpose of the state association is for the coordination of state level activities and to provide leadership activities for members.
County Young Farmer Programs conduct educational seminars on everything from agricultural technology to legislative issues affecting agriculture. The local advisor plays an instrumental role in providing these opportunities and assisting farmers in the community.
Membership in GYFA is open to anyone who is supportive of agriculture and agricultural education. The GYFA has 51 county associations and over 4,000 members. For 31 consecutive years, the GYFA has claimed the largest young farmer membership in the nation. To become a member, please contact your local chapter. If you need direction to your local Young Farmer Program, please contact us for assistance.
Georgia Young Farmers Association
ABAC 34, 2802 Moore Highway (map)
Tifton, Georgia 31793
GYFA President: Jeff Ward (Chattooga County)
Executive Secretary: Lynn Barber
State Advisor: John "Chip" Bridges
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