Finding Greatness: Jeffrey Harvey

Author: News Bureau
Posted: Monday, March 18, 2019 12:00 AM
Categories: Finding Greatness | School of Business | Pressroom


Macon, GA

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MGA graduate Jeffrey Harvey is public policy director for the Georgia Farm Bureau. He will talk about Georgia’s agriculture industry at the “Voices of Impact” lecture series on April 18: mga.edu/voices-of-impact.

Full Name: Jeffrey Alan Harvey.

Age: 41.

Hometown: Abbeville.

Residence: Macon.

Family: Parents, Jerry (father) & Kathy Harvey; Vicki (mother) & Richard Bush; wife, Tiffany Harvey; son, Hudson Harvey; Rosie the dog.

Employment: Director of Public Policy, Georgia Farm Bureau.

Middle Georgia State University Degree: Associate’s in Business Administration (Middle Georgia College), Class of 1998. Harvey went on to also earn degrees from Georgia Southern University and Georgia Southwestern State University.

Describe your current career and what you love most about it.

“As director of the Georgia Farm Bureau Public Policy department, I oversee the organization’s state & national lobbying effort, member advocacy and outreach, and development of the organization’s policy positions through our commodity advisory committees and county leadership. Our primary goal is to improve net farm income and assist Georgia farmers with issues that affect their livelihood. I love being able to impact legislative and regulatory issues so the farmers of Georgia can be successful. Having grown up the son, grandson, and great-grandson of farmers, this industry is dear to my heart.”

How have your Middle Georgia State experiences benefited you in your career and personal life?

“The experiences I had during my time at what was then Middle Georgia College prepared me for my remaining years of college and helped me develop the work ethic needed to succeed, not only in school, but in the workplace. Being from a small town, the smaller classes and hands-on style of learning at MGC were a better fit for me. Also, I made a lot of friends and learned valuable listens about time management. I remain close to many of the friends I made while at MGC.”

What do you see yourself doing five years from now?

“Being a better father, husband, employee, manager, and Georgian.”