Georgia Cotton Commission Supports Future of Industry

(Pictured Left to Right: UGA CAES Dean & Director Samuel Pardue, GCC Director of Public Affairs Taylor Sills, Kelly Paulk, UGA Tifton Assistant Dean Joe West)

As the school year winds to a close, high achieving students in colleges and high schools across our state are being recognized.  The Georgia Cotton Commission is proud to support the future of the cotton industry here in Georgia by sponsoring two awards.

The first is the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Most Outstanding Senior Award, which was presented to Kelly Paulk of Inaha.  Kelly graduated with a BSA in Agriscience & Environmental Systems.  Kelly is also the outstanding Agriscience & Environmental Systems student for the entire University.

The Commission also sponsors the Georgia FFA Fiber & Oil Crop Production Proficiency Award.  This years winner was Luke Gwines of the Worth County FFA, where his FFA Advisor is Blaize Bridges.  The State runner up was Austin Beard of the Effingham County FFA, where his FFA Advisors are Meredith Arrington, Benjamin Richardson, and Todd Wall.  Good luck to Luke as he competes on the national level this fall.

(Pictured Left to Right: Worth County FFA Member Luke Gwines, Effingham County FFA Member Austin Beard, GCC Director of Public Affairs Taylor Sills)

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