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in Toombs and Tattnall Counties. He holds degrees from the University of Georgia College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences. He serves as a director of Cotton Incorporated and Southern Cotton Growers, and as a producer delegate to the National Cotton Council of America. Locally, Hopkins serves as the president of the Toombs County Farm Bureau and the chairman of the community board of directors for Ameris Bank. He and his wife have two sons and are members of the First Baptist Church of Lyons.
The Georgia Cotton Commission, which began in 1965, is a producer- funded organization located in Perry, Georgia. Georgia cotton producers pay an assessment, which enables the Commission to invest in programs of research, promotion, and education on behalf of all cotton producers of Georgia. For more information on the Commission or other topics, call (478) 9884235, or visit the Commission website at www. georgiacotton.com.