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ABAC Club Hosts Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black January 23

TIFTON – Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black will be the featured speaker in a lecture series at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 23 in the Chapel of All Faiths at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

Black will speak as a part of the ABAC Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow lecture series, “Agriculture’s Footprint on Georgia.” The event is open to the public at no charge. Those persons planning to attend the event should RSVP to Deidre Martin at

Sponsored by the Georgia Agribusiness Council, the evening will also include a question-and-answer session.

Black earned a degree in Agricultural Education from the University of Georgia. He is currently serving his second term as Georgia’s Commissioner of Agriculture. He and his wife, Lydia, reside in Commerce where they raise commercial beef cattle. They have two children, Ward and Caroline. Black is active in Maysville Baptist Church where he serves in Sunday School and Music Ministries.


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