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.