Officers

Dr Glen Harris

Educational Advisor | UGA

Jimmy Champion

President

Roy Embry

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Directors

Term Expires Jan 2018

  • Tim Hadden – Agrium U.S. Inc.
  • Ty J. DeMuynk – Big Bend Agri-Services, Inc.
  • Shawn McCoy – Prince Minerals
  • Mike Anderson – Bulloch Fertilizer Co., Inc.
  • Donna H. Steward – Hay’s L.T.I.

Term Expires Jan 2019

  • Cady Adams – R. W. Griffin
  • Miles Armstrong – Trademark Nitrogen Corp.
  • Jerry D. Davis – Heart of Georgia Peanut & Gin, Inc.
  • James C. Gillis, Jr. – Gillis Bros., Inc.
  • John M. Gladden – Helm Fertilizer Corporation
  • Tyler Johnson – Smith Farm Supply
  • Greg F. Slade – CNI AgriMinerals LLC
  • Gary Vogen – Yara North America
  • Donn Shilling (Permanent Director) – University of Georgia

A Legacy of Leadership

GPFES Past Chairmen

1952
Malcom A. Rowe
Athens Fertilizer Company
Athens, Georgia
1953
J. M. Shepherd
Virginia-Carolina Chemical Co.
Albany, Georgia
1954
W. A. “Bill” Higginbotham
Armour & Company
Albany, Georgia
1955
W. W. Harley
Southem Fertilizer & Chemical Co.
Savannah, Georgia
1956
J. E. Nunnally
Cotton Producers Association
Atlanta, Georgia
1957
W. H. “Buck” Appleton
Potash Company of America
Atlanta, Georgia
1958 & 1959
G. L. “Tony” Dozier
Commercial Solvents
Macon, Georgia
1960
J. B. Amos
Ethridge Fertilizer Company
Augusta, Georgia
1961
R. G. “Geise” Dozier
Stevens Industries
Dawson, Georgia
1962
G. Allen Burson
Cotton Producers Association
Atlanta, Georgia
1963
Paul Renfroe
Virginia-Carolina Chemical Co.
Albany, Georgia
1964
Blair W. Davis
Southern Fertilizer & Chemical Co.
Savannah, Georgia
1965
Charles O. Smith, Jr.
C. O. Smith Guano Company
Moultrie, Georgia
1966
John D. McLeod
Omega Fertilizer Company
Omega, Georgia
1967
R. R. “Dick” Mehrhof
Columbia Nitrogen Company
Augusta, Georgia
1968
Quentin Lee
Cotton Producers Association
Atlanta, Georgia
1969
S. E. “Gene” Younts
Potash Institute
Atlanta, Georgia
1970
Charles E. Seaton
Swift & Company
Atlanta, Georgia
1971
Wendell Bobbitt
Southern States Phosphate & Fertilizer Co.
Savannah, Georgia
1972
Jim Gordon
Gold Kist, Inc.
Atlanta, Georgia
1973
Jack Cope
Reliance Fertilizer Company
Savannah, Georgia
1974
J. Fielding Reed
Potash Institute
Atlanta, Georgia
1975
W. J. “Bill” Cook
Columbia Nitrogen Company
Atlanta, Georgia
1976
John Elliott
Agrico Chemical Company
Savannah, Georgia
1977
Howard Ray
USS Agri-Chemicals
Atlanta, Georgia
1978
Pete Mitchell
Kaiser Agricultural Chemicals
Savannah, Georgia
1979
H. M. “Pete” Peters
Swift Agricultural Chemicals
Albany, Georgia
1980
Rosser Waller
Gold Kist, Inc.
Moultrie, Georgia
1981
Randy Willingham
Willingham-Little Stone Company
Atlanta, Georgia
1982
Raybon Anderson
Bulloch Fertilizer Company
Statesboro, Georgia
1983
Howard Holton
Agri-Business Supply, Inc.
Albany, Georgia
1984
Gordon Quick
Estech, Inc.
Atlanta, Georgia
1985
John F. Brown
International Minerals & Chemicals
Augusta, Georgia
1986
AL F. Cox
Port City Nitrogen
Savannah, Georgia
1987
Larry Adams
Traylor Chemical & Supply Co.
Stone Mountain, Georgia
1988
Jim Corgill
Columbia Nitrogen Company
Augusta, Georgia
1989
H. Ray Worthey, Jr.
Farmers Favorite Fertilizer
Moultrie, Georgia
1990
R. G. “Joe” Register
Vigoro Industries
Savannah, Georgia
1991
Richard Weaver
Gold Kist, Inc.
Atlanta, Georgia
1992
Darvin Eason
Lenox Ag Services, Inc.
Lenox, Georgia
1993
Noble R. Usherwood
Potash & Phosphate Institute
Stone Mountain, Georgia
1994
Jake Redmon
Houston Fertilizer & Grain Co.
Bonaire, Georgia
1995
Mike Anderson
Bulloch Fertilizer Company
Statesboro, Georgia
1996
James P. “Jimmy” Champion, III
Albany Warehouse Company
Albany, Georgia
1997
Perry Fuller
IMC AgriBusiness Inc.
Tifton, Georgia
1998
John M. Gladden
IMC AgriBusiness Inc.
Tifton, Georgia
1999
William I. “Bill” Segars
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia
2000
Tad Williamson
Tri-State Plant Food, Inc.
Dothan, Alabama
2001
Greg F. Slade
Southern States Cooperatives
Cordele, Georgia
2002
Tim Forshee
Fang Chemicals, Inc.
Tifton, Georgia
2003
Rudy Hancock
Royster-Clark, Inc.
Tifton, Georgia
2004
Ron Waller
DSM Chemicals North America
Augusta, Georgia
2005 & 2006
Trey Few
Potash Import & Chemical Corp.
Augusta, Georgia
2007 & 2008
Jerry Davis
Heart of Georgia Peanut & Gin Co.
Hawkinsville, Georgia
2009 & 2010
Lamar Beamon
Southeast Lime & Stone Co.
Marshallville, Georgia
2011 & 2012
Ty DeMuynk
Big Bend Agri-Services, Inc.
Jacksonville, Florida
2013 & 2014
Judy Sherling
R. W. Griffin, Inc.
Douglas, Georgia
2015 & 2016
Dr. Glen Harris
University of Georgia, Tifton, GA

Revised: Feb 2017