The purpose of the Julian Raburn Cooperative Service Award is to recognize Georgia Association of County Agricultural Agents (GACAA) members or teams of members for outstanding efforts to create an awareness of cooperatives and the importance of their role in the local and state economies.
The award is named after Julian Raburn. During his professional career, Mr. Raburn was Assistant Professor at Berry College, Assistant County Agent in Twiggs County, County Agent for Telfair County and Business Management Specialist and Associate Professor of Marketing at the University of Georgia. In his position as marketing specialist with the Georgia Cooperative Extension Service, he was a leader in the development of cooperative leaders and members throughout his career. Raburn was executive secretary of the Georgia Council of Farmer Cooperatives, now the Georgia Co-op Council, and the associate director of the National Cooperative Development Training Center.
For more information on how to apply, contact the GACAA Extension Programs Chair via the GACAA Web site.