Georgia Department of Agriculture

Georgia Commodity Commissions Name New Board Members


Georgia Department of Agriculture
Gary W. Black, Commissioner
19 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. SW
Atlanta, GA 30334

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Press Release
Friday, September 4, 2015

Georgia Commodity Commissions Name New Board Members

Several Agriculture Commodity Commissions have recently appointed new members. The ex officio committee for the Georgia Agriculture Commodity Commissions recently met to vote for appointments to serve in the agriculture commodity commissions for apples, blueberry, cotton, milk, peaches, pecan, tobacco and vegetables.

Appointees, by committee, are as follows:

Andy Futch - Gilmer County
Robert Mitcham Sr. - Rabun County

Lawton Pearson-Crawford County
Sean Lennon-Merriweather County

David Lee- Bacon County
Albert Wildes- Bacon County

Thomas Mason-Houston County
Mark Cook-Washington County
Roy Goodson- Lee County

Bart Davis-Colquitt County
James Webb - Calhoun County


Wayne McKinnon-Coffee County
Daniel Johnson-Pierce County

Mike Jaros- Peach County
Jerry Smith-Dawson County

Phil Harvey- Jasper County
Paul Johnson - Decatur County 

Glenn Heard-Decatur County
Ken Corbett-Echols County
Bill Brim-Tift County
Brett Williams-Toombs County


Georgia Agriculture Commodity Commissions are created by acts of the Georgia Legislature and collect assessments from the growers of the commodities under the authority of farmer approved market orders. These funds are used to support research, education and promotion projects for the commodities. Appointed members of the commissions serve terms of three years and can be reappointed for additional terms.


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