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Appointments made to Georgia Commodity Commission for Equine


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Gary W. Black, Commissioner
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Atlanta, GA 30334

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Press Release - For Immediate Release
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Office of Communications

Appointments made to Georgia Commodity Commission for Equine

The ex officio committee for the Georgia Agriculture Commodity Commissions recently appointed Dr. Carter Black, D.V.M., of Chattooga County and Julie Murphy of Brooks County to three-year terms on the Georgia Agriculture Commodity Commission for Equine. Dr. Black’s appointment was a reappointment and Murphy will be serving her first term.

The Georgia Equine Commission is funded by revenue collected from the Equine Industry Automobile Tag purchased by Georgia residents. The commission receives $10 from each purchase which can be used by the Equine Commission to fund research, education and promotion of the Georgia Equine Industry.

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. The Georgia Equine Commission was created by the Georgia Legislature effective January 2007.


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