Agriculture makes life better for every Georgian, every day. With your support for re-election, I will dedicate my agenda to securing the future of agriculture in our state.
For over 40 years, I have spoken to countless civic clubs, school groups and business conventions touting the economic magnitude of Georgia agriculture. Farmers are respected in Georgia. Agribusiness employers are appreciated in Georgia. Consumers rely on us to ensure food safety, healthy animals and accurate commercial measurements. How do we implement a plan to make sure this recognition does not fade into history? How do we intentionally work together to ensure that policies and resources are not just considered, but prioritized to indicate that our talk matches our walk?
I put forth the Agriculture Makes Life Better Agenda for consideration. I hope voters and leaders across Georgia will seriously consider these principles as they embody what I believe to be the priority needs for both our department and the food and fiber Industry.
I believe we must seize the opportunities outlined in these principles if we desire an equal or enhanced land of prosperity and quality of life for the next generation of Georgia citizens.