Jim Waters is a local farmer from Blackshear, Georgia. He is the elected Pierce County Supervisor for Satilla River Soil and Water Conservation District. He also serves as the Chairman. He is a full- time farmer planting crops that consist of cotton and peanuts. His hope for the district is to continue to educate the community on conservation efforts and to educate farmers on good conservation practices to protect our croplands.
James C. Grantham resides in Willacoochee Ga and is an active Supervisor representing Atkinson County. He is a full time farmer with experience growing various crops such as cotton, peanuts and corn. He also raises some cattle and is currently enrolled in CSP contract with NRCS.
He is married to Greta Grantham and they have two children, Jake and Anna Grace ages 11 and 18 years. James is committed to educating his small community on the good conservation practices and good farming practices.
Supervisor Jeff Brannen of Satilla River Soil and Conservation District is a 73-years-young, retired fireman and paramedic. He owns and runs a small cow/calf operation in Woodbine, Georgia, where he resides.
Jonny Harris is a fifth generation cattleman/farmer from Wayne County. Jonny owns /operates Greenview Farms, Inc., a diverse operation producing Hereford and F1 Braford cattle. Along with the cattle operation, Jonny also manages timer, annual forages, hay, haylage and row crops including cotton, corn and peanuts.
Jonny is a graduate of Abraham Baldwin Agriculture. In addition to serving as a Wayne County Supervisor for the Satilla Soil and Water Conservation District, Jonny serves as a Director for both the Wayne County Farm Bureau and the Cotton Partners, LLC. He has previously served as a Director for the American Hereford Association, the United Braford Breeders and the Wayne County Young Farmers. Jonny has also served as Regional Vice President and Executive Committee member for the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association, along with President of both the Wayne County and Southeast Georgia Cattlemen’s Associations.
Supervisor Ken Gay of the Satilla River Soil and Water Conservation District was raised in Camden County and then later moved to Brantley County with his family. He retired from Gilman Paper Company. He owns a small Blueberry Farm in Nahunta, Georgia. He raises cows, produces hay, and plants many pine trees along the way. His wife is Sheila Gay and they have three children, seven grandchildren, and one great grandchild.
Ross Ferrell is the owner of Ferrell Timber & Site Prep, Inc. and Ferrell Forestry Services, Inc. He received his business degree from Georgia Southern University. He and his family reside in Charlton County.
Kristy is currently serving as the elected supervisor for Satilla Soil and Water Conservation District. Having graduated from both ABAC and UGA with degrees in Animal Science and Agricultural Education, she owns and operates a beef cattle farm in Screven, GA. Her farm specializes in growing Embryo Transfer calves for purebred Angus producers all over the Southeastern US. She is currently the President of Georgia Cattlemen’s Association. Kristy is married to her husband of 16 years, Robert, and she is the mother to Kayle, 13, and Karson, 10.
Joe Boyette is a native of Pierce County; he was recently sworn in but previously served another county in our district. He is always smiling and has a positive outlook. Joe is committed to teaching our community about conservation of the Satilla River District.
Ronald is a lifelong resident of Glynn County. He is serving as a supervisor for Satilla River Soil and Conservation District. He has served previously fifteen years as a Geographic Information specialist for local and regional governments. Ronald has also served as a technical advisor, Board member, and Chairman for the Georgia Coast Rail-Trail. He is currently working as Security at Georgia Port Authority.
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