The Georgia Cotton Commission is seeking nominations for national boards

May 17 – PERRY – In July, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will convene a group of certified producer organizations representing cotton producers in Georgia to nominate individuals to serve as members and alternates of the Cotton Board, which administers the cotton research and promotion program. for a three-year term starting January 1, 2025, as the term of office of the current board members ends on December 31, 2024.

The Georgia Cotton Commission is seeking candidates to fill vacancies. The Georgia Cotton Commission is focused on helping USDA fully implement its commitment to ensuring that boards reflect the diversity of their industries in terms of member experience, production and distribution methods, marketing strategies and other distinguishing factors, including, but not limited to individuals from historically underserved communities, according to a press release from the commission.

In addition, the Commission is also seeking candidates to represent Georgia as delegates and alternates to the National Cotton Council of America, board members and alternates of Cotton Incorporated, and board members of Southern Cotton Growers. Each of these organizations serves cotton producers and the industry at large in unique ways and requires skilled producer leaders to creatively ensure that each organization achieves its goals and objectives.

Interested individuals should email the Commission's office at

The Georgia Cotton Commission is a producer-funded organization based in Perry. The commission was created in 1965. Georgia cotton producers pay a tax that allows the Commission to invest in research, promotional and educational programs on behalf of all Georgia cotton producers. For more information about the Georgia Cotton Commission, call (478) 988-4235 or visit

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