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Ga. Farm Bureau honors distinguished service

The Georgia Farm Bureau presented its 2011 Distinguished Service Award posthumously to Henry County Farm Bureau member Jack Elkins, who was well known in the GFB's 3rd District, which encompasses Rockdale and Newton counties. Elkins, who died in 2010, served as a director on the Henry County Farm Bureau Board of Directors from 1990 to 1997 and as HCFB president from 1998 until his death Feb. 1, 2010. The award is the highest honor GFB gives to a volunteer leader and is designed to recognize Farm Bureau leaders who have made an outstanding contribution to Farm Bureau and agriculture over a long period of time. Shown here is Dianne Elkins accepting the GFB Distinguished Service Award from GFB President Zippy Duvall on behalf of her late husband, Jack Elkins at the 2011 GFB annual convention on Jekyll Island in December.
 Jack Elkins 

The Georgia Farm Bureau presented its 2011 Distinguished Service Award posthumously to Henry County Farm Bureau member Jack Elkins, who was well known in the GFB's 3rd District, which encompasses Rockdale and Newton counties. Elkins, who died in 2010, served as a director on the Henry County Farm Bureau Board of Directors from 1990 to 1997 and as HCFB president from 1998 until his death Feb. 1, 2010. The award is the highest honor GFB gives to a volunteer leader and is designed to recognize Farm Bureau leaders who have made an outstanding contribution to Farm Bureau and agriculture over a long period of time. Shown here is Dianne Elkins accepting the GFB Distinguished Service Award from GFB President Zippy Duvall on behalf of her late husband, Jack Elkins at the 2011 GFB annual convention on Jekyll Island in December. Jack Elkins 

The Georgia Farm Bureau presented its 2011 Distinguished Service Award posthumously to Henry County Farm Bureau member Jack Elkins, below, who was well known in the GFB’s 3rd District, which encompasses Rockdale and Newton counties.

Elkins, who died in 2010, served as a director on the Henry County Farm Bureau Board of Directors from 1990 to 1997 and as HCFB president from 1998 until his death Feb. 1, 2010.

The award is the highest honor GFB gives to a volunteer leader and is designed to recognize Farm Bureau leaders who have made an outstanding contribution to Farm Bureau and agriculture over a long period of time.

Shown above is Dianne Elkins accepting the GFB Distinguished Service Award from GFB President Zippy Duvall on behalf of her late husband, Jack Elkins, at the 2011 GFB annual convention on Jekyll Island in December.