In late June, the Commodity Commission Ex Officio 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, Georgia, was reappointed to another term on the board. Chad Mathis, a cotton, peanut and corn farmer in Arlington, Georgia, was reappointed to the board as well.
Davis operates Davis Farms with his wife, daughter and two sons. He 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, he serves as chairman of the Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation of Georgia, an alternate to the National Cotton Council and a director for Southern Cotton Growers.
Mathis is a partner in Mathis Farms General Partners along with his father and brother. He graduated from Valdosta State University with a bachelor of business administration in marketing and returned to the farm in 1998. He has three sons.
Mathis previously served the Georgia Cotton Commission as a board adviser. In addition, he is a delegate to the National Cotton Council of America, state co-chairman for the American Cotton Producers of the National Cotton Council of America, an officer of the Southern Cotton Growers and an alternate delegate to Cotton Incorporated. He is also a graduate of Leadership Baker.
Founded in 1965, the Georgia Cotton Commission is a producer-funded organization located in Perry, Georgia.