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Board of Directors

Advisory Council

 

Board of Directors

The GFVGA Board of Directors consists of four officers and nine directors and are elected by the membership at the annual meeting.

Officers

President
  
Aries HaygoodM&A FarmsLyons, Georgia
First Vice-President
  
Drew EcholsJaemor FarmsAlto, Georgia
Second Vice-President
  
Sam WatsonChill C FarmsMoultrie, Georgia
Secretary/Treasurer
  
Bill BrimLewis Taylor FarmsTifton, Georgia
Past President
  
Mike BruortonSuperior Berries Fargo, Georgia
Executive Director
  
Charles Hall LaGrange, Georgia

 

Directors

Term Expires 2020
  
Troy BlandBland FarmsGlennville, Georgia
Ashley FowlerFowler Plant FarmsMoultrie, Georgia
Austin HamiltonSouthern Valley Fruit and Vegetable, Inc.Norman Park, Georgia
Term Expires 2021
  
 Justin CorbettCorbett Brothers FarmsLake Park, Georgia
Jerome CrosbyPine Needle FarmsWillacoochee, Georgia
Jason TyroneTyCor FarmsLake Park, Georgia
Term Expires 2020
  
Casey Cox Longleaf Ridge FarmsCamilla, Georgia
Lee DickeyDickey FarmsMusella, Georgia
Lindy SavelleGeorgia Grown CitrusOchlocknee, Georgia

 


Advisory Council

The GFVGA Advisory Council was established to provide the Board advice and counsel from specific produce associations, commodity state Extension specialists from UGA and allied members. The Advisory Council represents the supplier and vendor interests in the industry.

 

University Professionals

Dr. Lenny Wells

University of Georgia -- Tifton Campus

Pecan Specialist

David Riley

University of Georgia -- Tifton Campus

Coastal Plain Experiment Station

Dr. Georgia Boyhan

University of Georgia

Vegetable Specialist

Dr. Scott NeSmith

University of Georgia -- Tifton Campus

Blueberry Specialsit

 Stanley Culpepper

University of Georgia -- Tifton Campus

Extension Weed Specialist

 Dr. Greg Fonash

University of Georgia -- Tifton Campus

Agribusiness

Phil Brannen

Wine Growers Association of Georgia

Dr. Tim Coolong

University of Georgia

Vegetable Specialist

Erick Smith

University of Georgia -- Tifton Campus

Pomology Specialist

Dr. Laurel Dunn

University of Georgia

Food Science Specialist

Dr. Andre Luiz Biscaia Ribeiro da Silva

University of Georgia -- Tifton Campus

Vegetable Specialist

 

 

Commodity, Commission or Organization

Lawton Pearson

Georgia Commodity Commission for Peaches

Georgia Commodity Commission for Blueberries

 Harry Stacy

Georgia Strawberry Association

President

Samantha McLeod

Georgia Pecan Growers

Executive Director

Bob Stafford

Vidalia Onion Committeee

Rob Greene

Georgia Watermelon Association

President

Duke Lane, III

Georgia Peach Council

President

Will Bentley

Georgia Agribusiness Council

President

 

 

Industry Representatives

Raynor Churchwell

Georgia Farm Bureau

Agricultural Programs Specialist

Rusty Autry

Seminis Vegetable Seeds

Jon Harris

AgSouth Farm Credit

Vice-President

Darren Deal

AgNutrients/ReDox

Beth Meeks

Georgia Department of Agriculture

Steve Vandermeid

Syngenta

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