About the Georgia Pecan Commission

The Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Pecans, also known as the Georgia Pecan Commission, funds research, educational and promotional programs in order to increase demand for Georgia pecans, America’s nut. Founded in 1995 by Georgia pecan growers, the commission raises awareness of the nutritional, health and economic benefits of pecans as a regular part of the American diet, resulting in increased sales and trade opportunities for pecan growers in Georgia.

Georgia is the nation’s top producer of pecans, producing an estimated 100 million pounds of pecans annually. Pecans add between $200 million and $300 million each year to the state’s gross domestic product.

Georgia’s pecan industry includes growers and shellers, aggregators (businesses that buy from multiple producers and sell in bulk to others) and brokers (who also buy in bulk but sell in response to market demand). The Georgia Pecan Commission works with all of these groups to promote the consumption of pecans domestically and internationally.

 


Georgia Pecan Commission

Board Members
  • Thomas L. Mason, Chairman
    Mason Pecan
    Fort Valley
  • Richard Merritt, Vice Chairman
    Merritt Pecan Co.
    Weston
  • Mark Cook
    Cook Pecan Company
    Davisboro
  • Roy Goodson
    Goodson Pecans
    Leesburg
  • Lanair Worsham Jr. 
    Worsham Farms
    Camilla
Ex-Officio Board Members
  • Gary W. Black
    Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture
  • Vincent “Zippy” Duvall
    President, Georgia Farm Bureau
  • Buddy Leger
    Cordele
  • Russ Moon
    Danielsville

Resources

Preference, performance and additional quality—all by adding pecans to your product. Below are a few resources that may help you experience the many benefits of pecans today!

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Please note: Pecans’ rich flavor and mouth-feel are a result of very high oil content, and pecans taste best when stored in a cool place or in cold storage for longer periods. They freeze well with no loss of texture or performance.