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McCorkle receives nursery industry recognition

 

By: Georgia Farm Bureau
8/9/2017 2:03:25 PM

 

Georgia Farm Bureau 4th District Director Skeetter McCorkle was named one of six recipients of the Horticultural Industries Leadership Award, presented by Greenhouse Management and Nursery Management magazines.

McCorkle, who serves as president of McDuffie County Farm Bureau, was first elected to the GFB Board of Directors in 2012. He is president of McCorkle Nurseries, a 75-year-old, third generation family business that sells landscaping plants in several states.

"We've been evolutionary. We follow the market and opportunities, which sometimes means making hard choices to follow those opportunities and expand," McCorkle told the magazines. "The expression 'change or die' comes to mind. I don't change just for the sake of change. We make prudent changes and are sensitive to whatever the environment brings. My dad taught me that a rut is a grave with both ends kicked out of it and not to get sedentary or set in our ways."

McCorkle served on a task force that recommended state tax reforms that included the expansion of the Georgia Agricultural Tax Exemption, which has saved significant money for farmers statewide since it went to effect in 2013.

To read the magazine's article about McCorkle visit this website.

 

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