|Address||1060 Old Hog Mountain Road |
Auburn, Georgia 30011, United States
Mar 11, 2018 11:50am
|Info|| Freshman Representative Terry England and his wife, the former Cindy Casper, are life-long residents of Barrow County and live on a farm that has been in the family since his great-great grandfather came home after the Civil War. Terry has been the owner and operator of The Homeport Farm Mart (a farm and garden supply retailer) located in Winder, Georgia since 1988. In 2002, Terry was named by the National Retail Hardware Association as their Young Retailer of the Year in the under $2 million sales category. Prior to purchasing The Homeport, Terry and his family operated Pete's Little Idaho Tater Farm on the family farm, specializing in produce. Also, during the fall and winter, the family operated a Georgia-grown gift basket business featuring Georgia-made food products from all over the state. |
In 2003, Terry served as Chairman of the Board of the Barrow County Chamber of Commerce, the organization recently awarded him their Presidential Award for his untiring dedication. He has served as a chamber board member for the last five years and on numerous committees over the last 15 plus years.
While farming, Terry and Cindy were named to the Georgia Farm Bureau Young Farmer Committee and Terry served as State Chairman and on the Georgia Farm Bureau State Board of Directors during their second year on the committee. After serving on the state committee, Terry and Cindy were named to the American Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher Committee, representing the Southeast. Terry has also served as President of the Barrow County Farm Bureau and continues to serve that organization on the board of directors.
Also during that time, Terry continued to operate the third-generation general contractor business started by his grandfather in 1948. As a building contractor, Terry was a founding director in the Barrow County Builders Association. As a farmer, he was also a founding Director of the Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association.
Having been a student and continuing supporter of agricultural education and the Future Farmers of America organization, Terry has served as local and Georgia FFA Alumni President and as a member of the National FFA Alumni Executive Council. In 2003, he was awarded the highest honor that the National FFA organization presents, the Honorary American FFA Degree.
Terry became involved in the Winder Lions Club and served as that organization's youngest president in its 50-year existence. Having enjoyed and participated in numerous fairs and livestock shows as a young person, he also served as Fair and Livestock Chairman for several years during his 10-year Lions Club membership.
Terry and Cindy are active members in the First Baptist Church of Auburn, Georgia, he working with the Baptist Men's Fellowship Group and other church activities, while Cindy is very involved in the Church Youth Ministry.
Terry is a 1984 graduate of Winder-Barrow High School and attended the University of Georgia, majoring in Agricultural Engineering. He is a 1994 graduate of the Georgia Agri-Leaders Forum, a statewide leadership program for the agricultural industry. This program allows its participants to see and understand issues that affect our state from all sides, not just from the agricultural standpoint.
As a Freshman Legislator, Representative England is serving on the Agriculture & Consumer Services, Economic Development & Tourism and Industrial Relations Committees, the latter of which he serves as Secretary.