May 2, 2018
Georgia fruit commissions accept nominations for board members

The Georgia commissions for blueberry, peaches and pecan growers have board positions open and are accepting nominations to fill the positions.

  • The Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for blueberries will accept nominations to fill two board positions. To be nominated, eligible individuals must be an active Georgia blueberry producer. Any person currently serving can be reappointed or replaced by the Ex Officio committee during appointments.
  • The Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for peaches will accept nominations to fill two board positions. To be nominated, eligible individuals must be active an Georgia peach producer. Any person currently serving can be reappointed or replaced by the Ex Officio committee during appointments.
  • The Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for pecans will accept nominations to fill three board positions. To be nominated, eligible individuals must be an active Georgia pecan producer. Any person currently serving can be reappointed or replaced by the Ex Officio committee during appointments.

Nominations may be made by filling out a Nominee Information Form found at http://agr.georgia.gov/commodity-promotion-forms.aspx and sending it to:

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

The form may also be faxed to 404-656-9380, or emailed to [email protected]. The deadline for submissions is Thursday, May 31, 2018.

The nominees will be certified to ensure they are active Georgia producers of the commodity, and geographic representation may be considered when making appointments. Appointments will be made by the Agriculture Commodity Commission Ex Officio Committee in July. Producers with questions may contact the Georgia Department of Agriculture at 404-585-1405.

Agricultural commodity commissions are farmer-funded self-help programs to enhance research, promotion and education. They are authorized by Georgia law under the Commodity Promotions Act.





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