Georgia Farm Bureau accepting entries for farm dog contest

Published 9:51 am Monday, March 25, 2024

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MACON, Ga. – Farm dogs play a special role on the farm. They can serve in a variety of roles such as herding livestock or guarding livestock and property.

Farm dogs also provide an invaluable source of companionship and joy to their families. Many dogs make every step their farmers do as they complete their daily chores.

That’s why Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) is on a mission to recognize a few furry farm heroes through its 2024 Georgia Farm Dog Contest. GFB is accepting entries for the contest until 10:59 p.m. on May 1 or until 200 entries are received, whichever comes first.

The contest is open to GFB members ages 18 and over. For complete contest rules and the criteria entered dogs will be judged by, visit . Judging for the contest will take place in May.

The winner and finalists will be recognized in October at the 2024 Sunbelt Ag Expo. The grand prize winner will receive a $500 gift card and a cover feature in the organization’s Georgia Neighbors magazine. Georgia farm dogs have some pretty amazing stories to tell and GFB is looking forward to telling them. Four runners-up will also be featured in an upcoming issue of Georgia Neighbors as finalists.

GFB is known for its love of dogs as Lucky, an Australian Shepherd, has served as the organization’s mascot since 2021. Georgia Farm Bureau is a grassroots organization dedicated to supporting the future of Georgia’s family farms and our access to locally grown food and fiber. Membership is open to everyone.

ABOUT GEORGIA FARM BUREAU: The Georgia Farm Bureau Federation is the state’s largest general farm organization with 158-chapter offices that cover all of Georgia’s 159 counties. As a membership-driven, nongovernmental organization, GFB serves as the voice of Georgia farmers and rural Georgia by advocating for them on legislative issues and promoting Georgia commodities.

GFB membership is open to the public and offers a wide variety of benefits, including insurance and discounts for health services, travel and family entertainment. Enrollment in any of the member benefits is optional and not a requirement for membership. For more information about agriculture please visit, like Georgia Farm Bureau on Facebook or follow GFB on Twitter.



CAPTION FOR GFB FARM DOG CONTEST PHOTO – Georgia Farm Bureau’s mascot, Lucky, encourages farm families to enter their furry friends in the 2024 Georgia Farm Dog Contest. / Photo courtesy of GFB