Representative - District 16
Representative Terry England took office in 2005, as District 16 representative. Since that time, Speaker Ralston has appointed Terry to numerous boards and commissions to take advantage of his understanding of workforce preparedness, agricultural and rural development. Terry currently serves as Co-Chairman of the Agricultural Education Advisory Commission, as well as a member of the Governor’s Workforce Investment Board and the Georgia Agricultural Exposition Authority Overview Committee. Terry also serves as Chairman of the Southern Legislative Conference Ag and Rural Development Committee and as a member of National Council of State Legislatures Energy Committee. In 2010 Speaker David Ralston appointed Terry as Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee. This Committee is charged with writing the State’s multi-billion dollar budget. Governor Deal appointed
Representative England to the Oversight Committee of the OneGeorgia Authority in January of 2013.
Representative Terry England has spent his entire working life as a farmer and Agri-businessman. He 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 and his family operated Pete’s Little Idaho Tater Farm on the farm, specializing in produce. Also, during the fall and winter, they operated a Georgia-grown gift basket business featuring food products from all over the state. Since 1998, Terry has been the owner and operator of The Homeport Farm Mart (a farm and garden supply retailer) located in Winder. 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.
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 served as a chamber board member for six years and on numerous committees over the last 15 plus years.
Having been a student and continuing supporter of agricultural education and the National FFA 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.
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.
Terry and Cindy are active members in the First Baptist Church of Auburn. Terry serves as a Deacon and participates in several other areas of ministry as well, while Cindy is very involved in the Church Nursery/Childcare Ministry and serves as the Church Treasurer and CFO.