The following Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commissions are seeking nominations for producers to serve as commission members through Friday, May 26:
Apple, Blueberry, Corn, Cotton, Equine, Milk, Peaches, Pecan, Soybean, Tobacco, Vegetable, Wine & Grape, Citrus.
Nomination forms can be found at - agr.georgia.gov/cpf. Nominations can be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail:
Georgia Dept of Agriculture
19 Martin Luther King Dr
Atlanta, GA 30334
A producer may nominate themself, be nominated by someone else, or by an affiliated organization of that commodity. The term for a commission appointment is three years, and a commission member can be reappointed for additional terms. Appointments for the commissions are made by the Commodity Commission Ex Officio Committee in July.
A commission member's responsibility is to represent the producers of that commodity by attending periodic meetings and making decisions on behalf of the producers.
Georgia Agriculture Commodity Commissions were created by the Georgia General Assembly at the request of the producers. These commissions help producers by representing and supporting the commodity. Funds or assessment collected through farmer approved market order may be used for research, education, and promotion of the commodity. Most of the commissions allocate a vast portion of the funds to research projects.
For more information contact Andy Harrison: