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Agriculture commissioner speaks at Chamber luncheon

Published 8:09pm Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries John McMillan spoke Tuesday at the Chilton County Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon.

Special guest: Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries John McMillan is shown with Peggy Hall, president of the Chilton County Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors.
Special guest: Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries John McMillan is shown with Peggy Hall, president of the Chilton County Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors.

McMillan said his interest in agriculture began at a young age as he was growing up in Baldwin County.

McMillan praised the efforts of Chilton County farmers and highlighted agriculture’s importance in the state.

More than 4,000 jobs and $385 million worth of economic impact can be attributed to Chilton County’s agriculture industry, said McMillan, speaking at the Clanton First United Methodist Church’s Helen Parrish Activity Center.

“These businesses are important to this state,” McMillan said.

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