FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Office of Communications
Georgia Commodity Commissions Accepting Nominations for Board Members
The Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commissions for Beef, Cotton, Equine and Tobacco are accepting nominations to fill several positions for each Commodity Commission Board with term lengths of three years. To be nominated a person must be an active and qualified Georgia producer of the commodity. Geographic representation may be considered when making appointments.
The Beef Commission has five positions open for nominations, the Cotton and Equine Commissions each have two positions and the Tobacco Commission has one position. By statute three of the Beef Commission’s positions are to be beef producers, one a dairy producer and one a livestock marketer.
Agricultural commodity commissions are farmer-funded programs to enhance research, promotion and education, and are authorized under Georgia law by the Commodity Promotions Act.
Nominations can be made by producers of the applicable commodity by filling out a Nominee Information Form available for download at: www.agr.georgia.gov/cpf.
The completed form should be mailed to:
Georgia Department of Agriculture
19 MLK Jr. Drive SW
Atlanta, GA 30334
It may also be faxed to (404) 656-9380, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All nominations must be received or postmarked no later than June 15, 2016.
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.