Southerland Appointed to Agriculture Board

April 30, 2007

Southerland Appointed to Agriculture Board

Nashville, Tenn.Sen. Steve Southerland (R-Morristown) has been appointed to the Tennessee Tobacco Farmers Certifying Board.

“I consider my opportunity to serve in our State Senate an enormous privilege, and will continue to work diligently for the citizens of the first senatorial district,” said Southerland. “I appreciate Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey for selecting me to this position.”

The Tennessee Tobacco Farmers Certifying Board was created by statute in 1999. The primary responsibility of the Board is to develop plans for distributing Tennessee’s allotment of the National Tobacco Growers Settlement Trust to the state’s burley tobacco growers and quota owners.

Southerland serves as Chairman of the Senate Commerce, Labor and Agriculture Committee.  He is also a member of the Senate Transportation Committee, the Senate Environment, Conservation and Tourism Committee, and the Senate Ethics Committee.

Southerland represents Cocke, Greene, Hamblen and Unicoi counties.


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