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GFB members among Kemp appointments to key ag boards

On Sept. 17, Governor Brian Kemp announced 17 appointees to serve on various state boards, authorities, and commissions, including the Georgia Agricultural Exposition Authority, the Georgia Forestry Commission and the State Board of Veterinary Medicine.

Kemp appointed Cobb County Farm Bureau member Chy Kellogg to the Georgia Agricultural Exposition Authority.

Kellogg sits on the Cobb County Farm Bureau Board of Directors and the Georgia Farmers Market Association. She is a former member of the Georgia Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee, and is a current member of the Georgia Farm Bureau Women's Leadership Committee.

Kemp appointed former state Rep. Chad Nimmer to the Georgia Forestry Commission. Nimmer, a Pierce County Farm Bureau member, is the current owner of Suwanee Forest Products, co-owner of JCL Logging, and a procurement forester for Pierce Timber Company. Nimmer is a long-time board member of the Georgia Forestry Association. He is also a member of the Southeast Wood Producers Association, the Georgia Agribusiness Council and the Georgia Cattleman's Association.

Kemp appointed retired Cartersville Chief of Police Thomas Culpepper to the State Board of Veterinary Medicine as a consumer member. He is a high school forensics teacher, and previous owner of Culpepper Safety and Security Consulting, LLC.