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Gary W. Black, Commissioner
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Atlanta, GA 30334

Agriculture Commodity Commission Appointments Made

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On August 2, the Commodity Commission Ex Officio Committee made several appointments of individuals to serve on Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commissions.

Equine Commission - Cassie Harper and Beth Williams were appointed. Barbar Kelly chose not to be reappointed.

Beef Commission - Allen Wiggins, Ernie Ford, Calhoun County, and Chuck Joiner were appointed. Chairman John Callaway chose not to be reappointed.

Cotton Commission - Matt Coley and Steven Meeks were reappointed.

Soybean Commission - Brian Ogletree and Jesse Patrick were reappointed.

Tobacco - Chance Callaway was appointed. Jerry Wooten did not apply for reappointment.

Appointees to the commodity commissions serve terms of three years and can be reappointed for additional terms. Georgia Agriculture Commodity Commissions receive funding from grower approved assessment of the commodity. These funds can be used for research, education, and promotion of that commodity.

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Georgia Department of Agriculture logo

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