A meeting of Chattooga County residents interested in Agriculture gathered on Tuesday evening at the Chattooga County Civic Center to hear information about the possible formation of a Famers Cooperative and the future of the Ag Building in Chattooga County.

Mr. Jim Henry from Menlo, who represents Chattooga County on the Northwest Georgia Regional Commission, told the crowd that a grant was available to establish a farmer’s cooperative in the county.  Just how that cooperative would look and function is yet to be determined.  Last night’s meeting was too see if there was enough interest to begin the process.  The group chose a steering committee to begin to look at the possibility.

Commissioner Jason Winters told those in attendance that a Farmers Cooperative could make getting grants easier for the agricultural center proposed for the county.  Winters said that the county will move forward with the planned ag pavilion near the middle school this year.  In fact Winters said the site prep could get underway within the next couple of weeks and that the building should be in place by this fall.