(Watkinsville, GA) - Bryce Trotter, Gainesville, GA, has been named Executive Director of Georgia Milk Producers, Inc. Georgia Milk is a farmer-funded advocacy, education, and communication organization.
Trotter served as a Senior Policy Advisor in the office of Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black and was the Campaign Manager for Black’s successful 2018 reelection as Commissioner. He then became Campaign Manager for Black’s U.S. Senate bid.
Trotter is no stranger to the work required on a dairy. As a college student, he worked as Crop Yield Project Manager for summer silage harvest, cleaned out stalls, and assisted with a variety of daily chores alongside his father. This on-farm experience is what inspired him to stay in agriculture and work for dairy farm families in his home state.
Because he spent time doing chores at Westbrook Dairy, LLC, he learned firsthand that every detail matters when it comes to producing quality milk for consumers.
Bryce says "I am extremely excited to be joining Georgia Milk Producers, and would like to thank the Board of Directors for trusting me with this opportunity! GMP is a valuable resource not only for Georgia’s dairy community, but the Southeast as well. I know we will be able to continue to grow our industry together."
"I also wish to thank Farrah Newberry for her role in building GMP into the effective organization it is today, and I look forward to continuing to build on that firm foundation."
He continues "I’m a lifelong milk drinker, and enjoy many other dairy products too! Georgia is now the top producer of milk in the Southeast, and I'm proud to join the outstanding dairy farmers of Georgia as we promote the message that milk is a natural nutrient powerhouse!"
Matt Johnson, President of Georgia Milk Producers, says "With his combination of on-farm dairy experience at one of the southeast’s most progressive dairies, along with his government and political experience, Bryce’s unique skillset is a natural fit for the current and future needs of Georgia’s dairy farming industry."
Johnson continues: "Because he already has an established working relationship with a number of agriculture organizations, he can hit the ground running."
Trotter graduated from Davidson College in 2017, with a B.A. in Political Science. While at Davidson, he was a leader in a number of student organizations. He and his wife, Emma, have been married since January of 2022, and currently reside in Gainesville, GA.