Martha Harris, Office Manager of the Georgia Cotton Commission for the past 21 years, retired effective March 31.
Kelly Rodgers of Perry, Ga. joined the Georgia Cotton Commission staff January 4 to serve as the Operations Coordinator upon Harris’s retirement. Prior to the Commission, Rodgers worked in an administrative role at a local insurance company. She is married and has a daughter, who is a freshman at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and a son, who is a junior at Perry High School.
Harris joined the GCC in 2000. During her time, Harris provided administrative support and assisted in coordinating and planning Commission programs.
GCC Chairman Bart Davis, a cotton farmer from Colquitt County, said, “Martha’s service to the Georgia Cotton Commission will always be remembered. Her support for Georgia’s cotton industry is greatly appreciated, and we wish her the best during her retirement.” Davis continued, “We are excited to welcome Kelly Rodgers to the Commission staff and look forward to working with her.”
The Georgia Cotton Commission is a producer-funded organization located in Perry, Georgia. The Commission began in 1965. Georgia cotton producers pay an assessment enabling the Commission to invest in programs of research, promotion, and education on behalf of all cotton producers of Georgia. For more information about the Georgia Cotton Commission please call (478) 988-4235 or on the web at www.georgiacottoncommission.org.