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Murphy, Vaughn named to Georgia Equine Commission

 Julie Murphy of Brooks County and Jordan Vaughn of Monroe County have each been appointed to serve a three-year term on the Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Equine by the Ex Officio members of the Georgia Equine Commission – Tom Kerlin, Harry Thompson, Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black and Georgia Farm Bureau President Gerald Long.

The Equine Commission was created by the Georgia Legislature to oversee promotion, education and research activities to benefit Georgia’s equine industry. The commission is funded from the sale of Georgia Equine specialty license plates.

Murphy has raised quarter horses for 27 years. She is a member of the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), is an AQHA registered breeder, is a member of the Gotland Russ Association of North America dedicated to preserving Gotland ponies and is a member of the Southern Junior Rodeo Association.

Vaughn manages the horse and cattle divisions of Vaughn Farms in Monroe County where he trains and markets horses for both cutting and ranch work. Vaughn is a member of the AQHA, is a director for the National Cutting Horse Association’s (NCHA) Area 18 and a recipient of the NCHA Non-Pro Silver Achievement Award. He competes in NCHA and AQHA shows.