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Georgia Cotton & Tobacco Commissions Accepting Nominations


By: Georgia Farm Bureau
7/24/2014 2:43:11 PM


The Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commissions for cotton and tobacco are accepting nominations until Aug. 30 to fill positions on each board. The length of each term is three years. To qualify for nomination, a person must be a Georgia producer of cotton or tobacco to serve on the respective commission.

Nominations can be made by completing a nominee information form available at Farm Services Administration offices and sending it to the Georgia Department of Agriculture, 19 MLK Jr. Drive S.W. Room 324, Atlanta, GA 30334 or via fax to 404-656-9380. Nominations must be postmarked Aug. 30 for consideration.

The nominees will be certified to ensure they are an active Georgia cotton or tobacco producer. Geographic representation will be considered when making appointments.

Agricultural commodity commissions are farmer-funded programs that conduct research, promotion and education for their respective commodities. They are authorized in Georgia law under the Commodity Promotions Act. Producers with questions may contact the Georgia Dept. of Agriculture at 404-656-3678.


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