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Davis, Mathis named to Georgia Cotton Commission board

The Georgia Commodity Commission Ex Oficio Committee met to make appointments to the Georgia Cotton Commission Board of Directors. GCC Chairman Bart Davis, a cotton, peanut, corn, and cattle farmer from Doerun, was reappointed to another term on the board.  Chad Mathis, a cotton, peanut, and corn farmer from Arlington, succeeds Jimmy Webb of Calhoun County. At the GCC’s December board meeting, Webb was honored for his fifteen years of service to Georgia’s cotton producers.

Davis operates Davis Farms with his wife, daughter, and two sons. Davis is a longtime supporter of FFA and holds a State FFA Degree as well as being named Georgia Star Farmer. Davis has also been named Farmer of the Year at the Annual Peanut Festival in Sylvester. In addition to serving as the Georgia Cotton Commission’s Chairman, Davis serves as chairman of the Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation of Georgia, is a delegate to the National Cotton Council, a director for Southern Cotton Growers, and as an alternate director for Cotton Incorporated.

Chad Mathis is a partner in Mathis Farms General Partners along with his father and brother.  He graduated from Valdosta State University with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and returned to the farm in 1998. He has three sons who attend Southwest Georgia Academy in Damascus. 

Webb is a cotton, peanut, and corn producer from Leary.  Webb served from 2000-2011 and 2015-2018 on the GCC Board of Directors.  He will continue to serve the industry as treasurer of the Cotton Board and as a director of Staplcotn. Webb has three adult children and two grandchildren.