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Wilkinson to chair Senate Ag Workforce study committee

Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan has appointed Sen. John Wilkinson (R – Toccoa) to chair the Senate Study Committee on Agriculture, Forestry, and Landscape Workforce Access.

The committee is tasked with exploring new employment initiatives in technical schools, youth career development programs, coordination among state agencies, and other efforts to improve workforce availability within agriculture, forestry and landscaping. The study committee will report its finding on or before Dec. 31.

Wilkinson is joined on the committee by Sens. P. K. Martin and Frank Ginn and citizen appointees Charles Hall (Lt. Governor’s Appointee) and Brent Galloway (Governor’s Appointee), Mary Kay Woodworth (Executive Director of Georgia Urban Agriculture Council), State Schools Superintendent Richard Woods, Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black and Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler.