The Georgia Young Farmers Association presented Marcus Evans, Georgia Peanut Commission director of field services and industry information, with Honorary Membership during the association’s annual meeting in January.
Evans has worked at GPC for 28 years. He has shown a true dedication to the peanut and agriculture industry through the years and has dedicated his life towards bettering the livelihood of farmers.
In his role at GPC, Evans coordinates GPC representation at Extension grower meetings throughout the state, serves on the Georgia Peanut Tour Committee and coordinates many of the promotional activities at GPC. Some of the specific activities he coordinates include Sunbelt Ag Expo, Georgia Peanut Bank Week, and all peanut festivals in Georgia. Evans is the also the lead staff member who works directly with the Georgia Young Farmers Association. He coordinates GPC’s sponsorship to the association and is in charge of the exhibit at the annual meeting, including frying the peanuts.
Before beginning his career at GPC, Evans worked for Allied Chemical in Metropolis, Illinois, and Crop Production Services (formerly Agrico) in western Kentucky as a chemical and fertilizer salesman. He currently resides in Tifton, Georgia, with his wife Rhonda.