Dear Georgia Agriculture Education Teachers, The Georgia State Board of Education accepted the recommendation to hire Billy Hughes as the new Program Manager of Agriculture Education at the August 23, 2108, board meeting. He will begin his work with GaDOE on October 15, 2018. A copy of Mr. Hughes' bio is attached. Many thanks go to the ag experts who served on the interview panel and also to the candidates selected for interviews. Thank you to those of you who are filling roles during the transition period. Once Mr. Hughes is on board we will fill the Ag South Region Coordinator and the Young Farmer position. Please welcome Billy Hughes. Thanks, Barbara M. Wall, Ed.D. Director of Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education Georgia Department of Education Suite 1752 Twin Towers East 205 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive Atlanta, Georgia 30334 Office: (404) 657-8317 Cell: (404) 387-1666 Fax (770) 344-4417 [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> http://gadoe.org<http://gadoe.org/> "Educating Georgia's Future"