TIFTON — Seven new members joined the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Board of Trustees recently — James Lee Adams Jr. from Camilla; Greg Goggans from Douglas; James Holcombe from Savannah; Niki Knox from Peachtree City; John W. Langdale III from Valdosta; James H. Moore III from Albany; and Jim Sparks from Hendersonville, N.C. The board posed for this photograph after a recent meeting. From left, front row, are Lynn Lovett, Dale Pflug, Bob Dutton, Jodie Snow, Roger Dill and Niki Knox; second row, James Lee Adams Jr., Courtney Brinson, James Holcombe, Joyce Mims, and Jack Perry; third row, Jim Sparks, Paul Willis, Dallas Hunt, James Moore, Wesley Langdale, and Greg Goggans. Not pictured are George Granade, Vivien Scott, Patty Veazey, Mark Mobley, William Bowen, David Bridges and Bill Davis.
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Researcher works to breed cones out of pine trees
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