Jackson EMC Pledges $50K to the Jackson County Agricultural Facility
(JEFFERSON, GA. Dec. 5, 2018) – Jackson EMC has pledged $50,000 for the new Jackson County Multiuse Agricultural Facility.
"Jackson EMC is proud to partner with the Jackson County government in the development of an agricultural facility,” said Joe Hicks, Jackson EMC Jefferson district manager. “The new center will play a vital role in our agricultural community, as well as serving our entire region by functioning as an event center and hub for community and agricultural engagement."
Agricultural Facility committee chair Marty Clark said, “The Jackson County Multiuse Agricultural Facility will be a teaching and learning tool that will continue to promote agriculture in Jackson County, as agriculture remains one of the county’s main gems.”
The Jackson EMC donation was made from margin refunds that have been unclaimed by the electric cooperative’s members for five years. Legislation passed in 2005 permits Georgia electric cooperatives to make charitable, education and economic development contributions of unclaimed margin refunds.
Jackson Electric Membership Corporation, the largest electric cooperative in Georgia and one of the largest in the nation, is headquartered 50 miles northeast of Atlanta in Jefferson, Ga. The cooperative serves more than 228,000 meters on 14,000 miles of energized wire. For more information, visit jacksonemc.com.