History of Our Organization


The Georgia Foundation for Agriculture was founded by the Georgia Farm Bureau in 2014 under the name “Georgia Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture.” As the organization evolved so did its mission. The GFB Foundation for Agriculture was founded with the primary objective of advancing Georgia agriculture and creating healthy communities. The organization worked with partners to create a broader, better agricultural sector and stronger communities across the state. The four founding pillars of the GFB Foundation included: ag in the classroom, scholarships, educational outreach and leadership development. Through careful planning, board and staff have developed a new strategic direction for the organization. Under its new name, the Georgia Foundation for Agriculture will invest in the next generation of agricultural leaders through a developed pipeline of programs that will deepen the organization’s impact in Georgia's agricultural community.

Our Mission

To prepare the next generation of Georgia leaders for success in agriculture.

Our Vision

We envision a day when leaders across Georgia are fully are equipped to address the challenges facing agriculture and preserve the future of farming, together.

Who We Serve

Our target audience for our programs include students, teachers and farmers across Georgia.

Our Programs


The Georgia Foundation for Agriculture is developing a pipeline for next-generation farmers and leaders in agriculture. Through early exposure, classroom learning, higher education, farm-based mentorship and professional learning, our programs provide a structured path that fosters growth and sparks passion in agriculture during a student’s educational journey.
Seed - Elementary Learning: Stem & Agriculture


SEED
SEED
Elementary Learning:
STEM & Agriculture

Our elementary learning programs plant a seed of inspiration in the next generation. Our curriculum and mobile learning classroom allows students of all backgrounds to explore the vast opportunities in Georgia agriculture through a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) lens.

To learn more about the Georgia Ag Experience, our state-of-the art mobile agriculture classroom, click here.

Grow


Grow icon
GROW
College Agricultural
Education & Experience

Our college programs encourage students to grow the minds and deepen their education by pursuing agriculture-related areas of study. We provide scholarships and soon will support apprenticeship stipends so students can expand their knowledge and gain real-world experiences in farming.

To learn more about our scholarship program, click here.

Harvest

 

Harvest Icon
HARVEST
Professional Learning for
Young & Beginning Farmers

Our professional programs equip farmers with the tools they need to handle real world challenges like business and financial planning, access to health and mental health services, as well as land, capital and equipment. We help active farmers harvest opportunity for a successful career in agriculture.