By Clint Thompson
Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) vice chairman Matt Coley and director Steven Meeks were recently reappointed to serve three-year terms on the GCC’s board of directors.
The Commodity Commission Ex-Officio Committee met in late July to make appointments to the commission’s board of directors. Taylor Sills, executive director of the GCC, discussed these appointments and encouraged those interested in serving to apply in the future.
“Every year the various commodity commissions that fall under the Commodity Promotion Act, their board’s terms end. It’s a committee that’s made up of two farmer representatives and president of Georgia Farm Bureau, Tom McCall; Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black. They meet to decide on those vacant positions,” Sills said. “Both Matt Coley and Stephen Meeks were re-appointed as members of our board, so we’re glad to have them for another three-year term.”
“We have positions that come open every year on our board and we have a whole wide array of cotton industry boards that we need producers to serve on. If you’re interested in serving, please feel free to contact us here at the office,” Sills said.
Those interested in serving can email the GCC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coley has served on the Georgia Cotton Commission board since 2012 and as vice chairman since 2017. Meeks has served on numerous cotton industry boards, including the Georgia Cotton Commission board since 2012.
The Georgia Cotton Commission is a producer-funded organization located in Perry, Georgia. The Commission began in 1965. Georgia cotton producers pay an assessment enabling the Commission to invest in programs of research, promotion, and education on behalf of all cotton producers of Georgia. For more information about this and other topics please call 478-988-4235 or visit us on the web at www.georgiacottoncommission.org.