The Agriculture Advisory Council consists of 12 members throughout the district who represent diverse agriculture and agribusiness interests from citrus, cotton, timber, dairy, and row crop farming to cattle, rice, and grain exporting. Council members offer the Atlanta Fed their unique perspectives on current and projected economic conditions.

Photo of the Atlanta Fed's Agriculture Advisory Council

Left to right: Mike Giles, George Hamner, and Robert Thomas (top row); Gray Skipper, Gaylon Lawrence, and David Bertrand (middle row): Ed Henderson, Donna Jo Curtis, Jimmy Sanford, and Larkin Martin (bottom row). Not pictured: Angela Dee, Lorraine Bertrand (photo by Scott Taylor)

David Bertrand
Bertrand Rice LLC
Elton, LA

Lorraine Bertrand
Bertrand Rice LLC
Elton, LA

Donna Jo Curtis
Curtis Farm
Athens, AL

Angela Dee
Dee's River Ranch Inc.
Aliceville, AL

Mike Giles
Georgia Poultry Federation
Gainesville, GA

George F. Hamner Jr.
Indian River Exchange Packers Inc.
Vero Beach, FL

Ed Henderson
Shenandoah Dairy
Live Oak, FL

Gaylon Lawrence
The Lawrence Group
Nashville, TN

Larkin Martin
Managing Partner
Martin Farms
Courtland, AL

James H. Sanford
Chairman of the Board
HOME Place Farms
Prattville, AL

Gray Skipper
Vice President
Scotch Plywood Company Inc.
Fulton, AL

Robert M. Thomas
Two Rivers Ranch Inc.
Thonotosassa, FL