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
  • R.G. Lamar, Chairman
    Lamar Pecan Company
    Hawkinsville, GA
  • Lanair Worsham Jr., Vice Chairman
    Worsham Farms
    Camilla, GA
  • Brenda Evans
    Fort Valley, GA
  • Emory Mixon
    Mixon Pecans
    Lyons, GA
  •  Greg Leger
    Cordele, GA
    Appointment of Commissioner
  • Roy Goodson
    Goodson Pecans
    Leesburg, GA
Advisory Members
  • Will Easterling
    Montezuma, GA
  • Cason Anderson
    Kathleen, GA
Ex-Officio Board Members
  • Gary W. Black
    Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture
  • Gerald Long
    Georgia Farm Bureau President
  • Buddy Leger
    Cordele, GA
  • Russ Moon
    Danielsville, GA