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Collins to tour district's ag community

By Derreck Booth Anchor/reporter
GAINESVILLE - Congressman Doug Collins of Gainesville is keeping his August busy while home in the ninth district.

The Republican lawmaker has scheduled a series of stops at meetings and/or locations dealing with the region's agriculture interests.

During the tour, according to Collins' office, he will speak with several groups and meet one-on-one with constituents.

"It's important for me to truly understand the needs of our farmers to make sure I am representing their best interests in Congress," Collins said in a press statement.

During his time home in August, Collins has also scheduled a series of roundtable discussions related to regulatory burdens on local business and industry.

Events on the agriculture tour:

Jaemor Farms - Banks Crossing Grand Opening
Thursday, August 8, 2013
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

40081 U.S. Hwy. 441
Commerce, GA 30529

Georgia Farm Bureau Tailgate
Thursday, August 8, 2013
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

London Farm
316 Vernon London Road
Cleveland, GA 30528

Agricultural & Economic Development Steak & Eggs Breakfast
Tuesday, August 13th
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Comer Lions Club
Lexington Road
Colbert, GA 3062

Madison County Farm Tour
Tuesday, August 13th
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Moon Farms
3498 Hwy 72 East
Colbert, GA 30628

Franklin County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting
Thursday, August, 22nd
6:30 p.m.  8:30 p.m.

Franklin County High School Agriculture Center
6570 Highway 145, Carnesville, GA 30521
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