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Tom McCall appointed to GNFA board

by Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter

Posted on Jun 15, 2022 at 0:00 AM

On June 7, Gov. Brian Kemp appointed Tom McCall to the Georgia Agricultural Exposition Authority.

McCall is the president of Georgia Farm Bureau as well as a grain and livestock farmer in Elbert County. McCall previously served on the Georgia Farm Bureau Board of Directors (1984-1996) representing the organization’s 2nd District before he went on to serve 26 years in the Georgia House of Representatives.

During McCall’s tenure in the Georgia House of Representatives he chaired the Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Committee and a member of the Natural Resources and Environment, Transportation and Game, Fish and Parks committees.

“With Tom’s appointment, this Board gains decades of experience in agriculture, 4-H, FFA, and educating young people” said Georgia Agricultural Exposition Authority Chairman, Foster Rhodes. “He will be an incredible asset to this Board, and I am so appreciative for his appointment.”

The Exposition Authority met with McCall present on June 8. Everyone in attendance were excited to welcome him aboard.

 “Tom is a true friend to agriculture and specifically youth livestock programs in Georgia. His willingness to serve reflects his passion for this industry and I look forward to working under his thoughtful and experienced leadership,” said Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter Executive Director Stephen Shimp.

McCall is grateful for the new appointment and excited to get to work.

“It is a distinct honor to be asked to serve the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter in the role as an Exposition Authority Board member,” said GFB President Tom McCall. “The facility and the many events at the center help highlight the importance of Georgia’s number one industry while at the same time teaching young people the importance of being connected to agriculture.”

As a member of the Georgia Agriculture Exposition Authority McCall will help oversee all operations of the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter to continue to promote the agricultural achievements of Georgia’s youth, showcase Georgia’s agribusiness, and provide a center for diverse activities to benefit the state’s economy.

McCall resides in Elbert County, Georgia with his wife, Jane. The couple has two adult children: Al (Rachel) and Katie McCall Archer (Bristol) and two grandchildren: Winn and Wilkes McCall.

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