FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 21, 2017
Office of Communications
Equine Commodity Commission Accepting Nominations for Board Member Position
The Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for equine will accept nominations to fill one board position. To be nominated, eligible individuals must be active with equine in Georgia. Any person currently serving can be reappointed or replaced by the Ex Officio committee during appointments.
Nominations may be made by filling out a Nominee Information Form found at http://agr.georgia.gov/commodity-promotion-forms.aspx and sending it to:
Georgia Department of Agriculture
19 MLK Jr. Drive S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30334
The form may also be faxed to 404-656-9380, or emailed to Andy.Harrison@agr.georgia.gov. The deadline for submissions is Friday, May 26th, 2017.
The nominees will be certified to ensure they are active with the commodity in Georgia, and geographic representation may be considered when making appointments. Appointments will be made by the Agriculture Commodity Commission Ex Officio Committee in July. Producers with questions may contact the Georgia Department of Agriculture at 404-585-1405.
The Agricultural Commodity Commission for equine is funded by revenue from the sales of equine license plates, and the funds are used to enhance equine research, promotion and education. It is authorized by Georgia law under the Commodity Promotions Act.
About the GDA The Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) is the voice of the state’s agriculture community. The department's mission is to provide excellence in services and regulatory functions, to protect and promote agriculture and consumer interests, and to ensure an abundance of safe food and fiber for Georgia, America, and the world by using state-of-the-art technology and a professional workforce. For more information, visit www.agr.georgia.gov.