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The Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Equine (ACCE) is seeking nominations to fill the positions of three members whose terms expire later this year – Jim Gibby, Debbie Lanier Guy and Danny Hogan. The positions are for three-year terms.

All Georgia equine producers are eligible to serve on the ACCE and may nominate themselves. Current members may resubmit their names for consideration. A producer is defined as any person who owns one or more equine or is engaged in Georgia in the business of buying, selling, boarding, holding, training, breeding, riding, pulling vehicles with or otherwise utilizing equine.

The ACCE, created by state law in 2006, oversees promotion, education and research activities to benefit Georgia’s equine industry. The commission is primarily funded through the sale of the Georgia equine license plate. Ten dollars of the specialty tag fee is allocated to the ACCE. The commission also has the authority to accept donations, grants or property.

Nomination forms are available at the ACCE website http://www.gaequine.com or by contacting Nathan Wilson by phone at 404-656-3678 or via email at nathan.wilson@agr.georgia.gov. Nomination forms and a one-page resume must be submitted to Wilson by August 1 to be considered. The ex officio members of the commission – Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black, Georgia Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall, Boyd McLocklin and Harry Thompson – will consider the nominations. John Clements and Dr. Carter Black also serve on the ACCE as producer members; their terms expire in 2015.

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