Sen. Larry Walker Appointed to Georgia Agricultural Education Advisory Commission

Staff Report From Middle Georgia CEO

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Sen. Larry Walker (R – Perry), along with Sen. John Wilkinson (R – Toccoa) and Sen. Ellis Black (R – Valdosta), were recently appointed to the Georgia Agricultural Education Advisory Commission by Lt. Governor Casey Cagle.

“Agricultural education is of the utmost importance to me, my district and my fellow senators,” said Sen. Walker. “Agriculture is Georgia’s largest industry, and it impacts Georgians of all ages, genders, socio economic classes and geographic regions. The senators on this committee represent North, Middle and South Georgia because agriculture makes up a large part of the livelihood of all of these regions. Providing our students with access to the highest quality agriculture education ensures a bright future for the oldest industry of our state. A good foundation in education is the only way to guarantee that our state remains at the forefront of agriculture for generations to come. I am thankful for Lt. Governor Cagle’s attention and dedication to this important topic and look forward to reviewing our state’s agricultural education practices.”

The Agricultural Education Advisory Commission was established by House Bill 437 in the 2017 Legislative Session. The commission will review the needs, issues and problems related to the agricultural education programs across the state and issue a report on their findings and recommendations to the General Assembly. This commission’s term will end in January 2019.