Georgia Farm Monitor Wins Two “GABBY” Awards

Staff Report From Middle Georgia CEO

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Georgia Farm Monitor, Georgia Farm Bureau’s weekly television show, was honored with two “Gabby” Awards during the Georgia Association of Broadcasters Summer Conference. Awards were presented during an event on August 5 at Jekyll Island, where the conference was held.
GABCON, GAB’s annual conference, is the state’s largest gathering of broadcasters. As stated on their website, GAB is the trade association that represents the interests of Georgia’s over-the-air radio and television licensees who reach more than 95% of Georgia’s population every week. Membership is comprised of more than 500 radio and television broadcasters.
“We are proud to be recognized for what our state board and president allows us to do each week - telling the stories of Georgia’s Agriculture producers,” said Farm Monitor Executive Producer Andy Lucas. “Our show last year celebrated 50 years of broadcast television and we are excited about the future. The Farm Monitor staff is humbled by this award, but the real winners are the farmers whose story we have the opportunity to tell.”     
GFM won the TV Division AA Gabby Award for Best Locally Produced Program (non-news or sports) for its 50thAnniversary Special. Monitor staffers Michael Edmondson, Kenny Burgamy and Andy Lucas put together the show, which originally aired Nov. 12, 2016.
Monitor Producer/Director Ray D’Alessio won Best Feature Story or Series for his piece about Comford Farms, which offers sanctuary and help to military veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. The story first aired April 16, 2016.