FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Office of Communications
Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black on Selection of Governor Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture
Georgia Agriculture Secretary Gary Black made the following statement on President-elect Donald J. Trump’s nomination of former Georgia Governor, George Ervin “Sonny” Perdue III, as the Secretary of Agriculture:
“We are ecstatic and grateful to the president-elect for making this appointment today. Agriculture is in Sonny Perdue’s DNA and now that he has the opportunity to for it to be his full focus, we are confident that he will lead Trump’s team in making rural America great again.”
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.