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Several Agriculture Commodity Commissions Seeking Nominations

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Press Release
Friday, May 1, 2020
Office of Communications


Several Agriculture Commodity Commissions Seeking Nominations

ATLANTA, GA- Eleven Georgia Agriculture Commodity Commissions are seeking nominations to fill 29 board positions. Eligible candidates must be active producers of the commodity and commit to attending commodity commission meetings. Term-expiring board members are also eligible for reappointment. Please see commodity commissions and term-expiring members below:

Apple - David Lilliard, Janice Smith Hale, Jarl Echols

Blueberry - Shane Wade, Steve Mullis, Russ Goodman

Corn - Randy Dowdy, Rodney Harrell, Robby Brett

Cotton - Chris Hopkins, Lee Cromley, John Ruark

Equine - Ron Smith

Milk - Tim Camp, Judd Chambers, Pete Gelber

Peach - Jeff Wainwright, Duke Lane III, Lee Dickey

Pecan - RG Lamar, Lanair Worsham Jr.

Soybean - Greg Mims, Tony Smith, Mark Ariail

Tobacco - Carlos Vickers, Brant Clifton

Vegetable - Jamie Brannen, Glenn Heard, Dick Minor

Nominations can be completed using a nomination form found at, then submitted  to Andy Harrison at or by mail at:

Attn: Andy Harrison
Georgia Department of Agriculture
19 MLK Jr. Drive S.W.
Room 320
Atlanta, GA 30334

The nomination deadline is Thursday, May 30, 2020. For more information or questions please contact email or call (404) 710-1196.


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