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GFB Public Policy Department welcomes Churchwell

Raynor Churchwell has joined the Georgia Farm Bureau Public Policy Department as an agricultural programs specialist. Churchwell will work with the GFB Commodity Advisory Committees and as a liaison between GFB and the Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commissions and other ag commodity associations to promote GFB programs and the organization’s policy on ag issues.

Prior to joining GFB, Churchwell was a UGA Cooperative Extension Ag & Natural Resources Agent in Bleckley County for four years. He previously was employed with the Pulaski County Board of Health as an environmental health specialist.

“Raynor’s experience as an extension agent will prove valuable as he works with the members of Georgia Farm Bureau’s Commodity Committees and represents our organization in projects with other ag organizations,” GFB President Gerald Long said. “We’re excited for Raynor to join the Farm Bureau family.”

A native of Cochran, Churchwell graduated from UGA in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and earned a Master of Plant Protection and Pest Management from UGA in August.

He and his wife, Katie, live in Cochran and attend Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Cary.