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Locals Named to Georgia Agriculture Commodity Commission

The Commissions are created by the legislature but governed by farmers who institute assessments on each commodity (crop)to be paid by each of the producers of such commodity.
These funds are then used for research, education and promotion of the commodity.

The Georgia Agriculture Commodity Commission Ex-Officio Committee met on July 30, where it selected new appointees to serve a term of three years on their respective commodity commissions. At the conclusion of this three-year term, they will be eligible to be reappointed for additional terms. The new appointees are as follows:


Apple Commission- Janice Hale, David Lillard and Stephen Aaron

Blueberry Commission – Russ Goodman, Steve Mullis and Shane Wade

Corn Commission – Rodney Harrell, Vann Wooten and Wallace Anderson

Cotton Commission – Lee Cromley, Chris Hopkins and John Ruark

Equine Commission – Ron Smith

Milk Commission – Tim Camp, Pete Gelber and James Coble

Peach Commission – Jeff Wainwright, Duke Lane III and Lee Dickey

Pecan Commission, RG Lamar and Lanair Worsham Jr.

Soybean Commission – Greg Mims, Tony Smith and Mark Arial

Tobacco Commission – Carlos Vickers and Brandt Clifton

Vegetable Commission – Dick Minor and Glenn Heard

Georgia Agriculture Commodity Commissions are created by the Georgia Legislature. Furthermore, a market order of each commission is passed by the growers of that respective commodity which allows for assessments on the commodity to be paid by each of the producers of such commodity. These funds are used for research, education and promotion of the commodity. Members of the commissions make decisions on how funds are spent and programs the commission supports.

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