The Eastman Rotary Club will have its annual Farmer’s Appreciation dinner at the Sidetrack Café on Friday, February 20. The Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black will be the keynote speaker.
Commissioner Black is the sixteenth Georgian to hold the office of Commissioner of Agriculture since the department’s inception in 1874. Always involved in the agricultural community, Black began his leadership roles early in his high school years when he joined the Future Farmers of America, later becoming State President of the organization. In his career, Black served 21 years as President of the Georgia Agribusiness Council, a chamber-like organization representing all facets of Georgia’s food and fiber industry.
Throughout the years, he has championed sound policies throughout Georgia ranging from private property rights to food safety, and from lower taxes to science-based environmental stewardship.
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