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Cotton commission nomination meetings to be held next month

POSTED: October 29, 2009 6:06 p.m.

MACON — Georgia cotton producers have the opportunity to nominate fellow producers to fill two positions that will soon expire on the Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Cotton. The Georgia Cotton Commission is producer funded, organized for the purpose of coordinating research, promotion and educational programs to benefit the cotton industry.

Nomination meetings are scheduled as follows: Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. at the Colquitt County Farm Bureau office in Moultrie and Nov. 17 at 1 p.m. at the Emanuel County Farm Bureau office in Swainsboro.

“On behalf of Georgia Farm Bureau, I would like to encourage all cotton producers to participate in the nomination process of selecting representatives to serve on the Georgia Cotton Commission,” Georgia Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall said. “The Georgia Cotton Commission represents all of Georgia’s cotton producers and needs to hear your voice.”

A minimum of two nominations for each position is required to fill the positions. A current board member may be considered for reappointment if nominated. Louie Perry of Colquitt County and Wavell Robinson of Brooks County currently hold the two expiring positions.

The ex-officio members of the commission will consider the nominations. All nominees and nominators must be cotton producers. The appointed producers will serve three-year terms on the commission.

The Colquitt County Farm Bureau is located at 1899 Sylvester Highway, Moultrie, GA, 31767. The Emanuel County Farm Bureau office is located at 320 Lambs Bridge Rd., Swainsboro, GA, 30401.

For more information on the Cotton Commission nomination meetings, contact the Georgia Farm Bureau Commodities/Marketing Department at 1-800-342-1196.

Founded in 1937, the Georgia Farm Bureau Federation is the state’s largest general farm organization. Its volunteer members actively participate in local, district and state activities that promote agriculture awareness to their non-farming neighbors. GFB also has 20 commodity advisory committees that give the organization input on issues pertinent to the major commodities grown in Georgia.

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