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Constitution and By-Laws

CONSTITUTION OF THE GEORGIA CROP IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION PREAMBLE

The Georgia Crop Improvement Association (GCIA) is an independent, not for profit organization providing unbiased, third party inspection/auditing services to agriculture in the seed, grain, food and related industries with primary emphasis on seed and turfgrass certification.

The Georgia Crop Improvement Association was organized in 1946 and made the legal certifying agency by passage of House Bill #104 in 1956. This bill was superseded by Senate Bill #583 in July of 1997. Both bills authorized the Dean of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences to designate the Georgia Crop Improvement Association as the legal certifying agency in Georgia.

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