Commissioner Gary Black Cuts Ribbon for Southwest Georgia GOP Headquarters

Gary Black Cuts Ribbon

Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black with Dougherty County Republican Chair Vicki Barnhill on his right and Tammy McCrary on his left.

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black came to Albany today.  He spoke at the Rotary Club and then came to the Southwest Georgia Regional Headquarters for the Georgia Republican Party. Dougherty County GOP Chair Vicki Barnhill and Tammy McCrary organized the event with the help of many volunteers.

While speaking at the Rotary Club, Commissioner Black talked about an innovative program that he started several years ago.  It’s called “Georgia Grown.”  There are two key factors that make this program unique.

First, it is not funded by tax money.  It is a marketing program and those who want to register the Georgia Grown brand pay to join.  Second, it works!

I often hear of public/private partnerships.  This all too often means that the government is taking tax money from its citizens and partnering with a private company that could not provide the service for a profit in the first place.

Commissioner Black has put forth a vision and the growers are buying in to the vision.

Thank you Commissioner Black for coming to Albany and helping the Republicans in Southwest Georgia celebrate the opening of their new headquarters.  Thank you to Vicki Barnhill, Tammy McCrary, and all the volunteers for making it a great event.

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