USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue and Senator David Perdue Visit with Georgia’s Forestry Community

On July 13, Sonny Perdue, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and his cousin U.S. Senator David Perdue met with forest landowners and forestry-related businesses from across the state at the Georgia Forestry Association’s (GFA) headquarters in Forsyth. Attendees were given the opportunity to discuss issues ranging from the 2018 Farm Bill, to markets for forest products and forest management issues. 

“We were honored to host Secretary and Senator Perdue with our community in Forsyth,” GFA President and CEO Andres Villegas said. “We are proud to be represented by two individuals who care so much about working forests and understand our issues.” 

Click the image below to view a video of the event and to hear from Secretary Perdue and Senator Perdue. 

 

 

Several elected officials attended the meeting. From left to right: Rep. John Burns, Secretary Sonny Perdue, Rep. Susan Holmes, Senator David Perdue, Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black, Rep. Chad Nimmer, Rep. Robert Dicky and Forsyth Georgia Mayor Eric Wilson.

 

Over 75 people attended the meeting in Forsyth.

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