New Member Named for Georgia Pecan Commission

ATLANTA ? The Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Pecans, also known as the Georgia Pecan Commission, has a new board member, Roy Goodson, Goodson Pecans, Leesburg.

Continuing to serve on the board are Mark Cook, Cook Pecan Company, Davisboro; Thomas L. Mason, Mason Pecans, Fort Valley; Richard Merritt, Merritt Pecan Co., Weston; and Lanair Worsham Jr., Worsham Farms, Camilla. Mason and Merritt serve as chairman and vice chairman, respectively.

The ex officio committee for the Georgia Agriculture Commodity Commissions recently met to vote for appointments to serve in the various state commissions, including the pecan commission. Appointed members of the commissions serve three-year terms and can be re-appointed for additional terms.

The Georgia Pecan Commission funds research, educational and promotional programs though its Center for Pecan Innovation in order to increase awareness and raise demand for Georgia pecans year-round.

Like Georgia?s other agriculture commodity commissions, the Georgia Pecan Commission was created by an act of the Georgia Legislature and collects assessments from pecan growers under the authority of farmer-approved market orders. More information is available at georgiapecans.org or on LinkedIn: Center for Pecan Innovation.

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