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Heather King named GFB 6th District Field Rep

Heather King is the new field representative for Georgia Farm Bureau’s 6th District effective July 16. King is responsible for coordinating member programs for the 16 county Farm Bureau offices in the district and will serve as a liaison between the county offices and the organization’s home office in Macon.

Prior to joining the GFB staff, King served as the education program specialist at the Camp John Hope FFA-FCCLA Center in Fort Valley. In her former position, King was responsible for arranging summer camp programs, leadership programs, coordinating facility reservations and working with interns. She previously served as a summer intern at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center in Covington.

GFB’s 6th District includes Baldwin, Bibb, Bleckley, Dodge, Jeff Davis, Jefferson, Johnson, Jones, Laurens, Montgomery, Telfair, Treutlen, Twiggs, Washington, Wheeler and Wilkinson counties.

A native of Martin in Stephens County, King grew up on a poultry farm operated by her grandparents, Carter and Betty Chastain, and her late father, Richard Chastain. Her mother, Melissa Hall Chastain, lives in Waco, Texas.

King was an active member of the Stephens County Middle and High School FFA Chapters during which time she won the state parliamentary procedure competition in 2008.  She graduated from Fort Valley State with a degree in ag economics. She was a member of the Perry Lions Club while working at Camp Hope.

“I’m looking forward to meeting the Farm Bureau members of the 6th District and getting to see different aspects of agriculture that I’m not as familiar with,” King said. “Farm Bureau is well-known as a supporter of agriculture, so I’m excited to become part of the team.”

King and her husband, Trey, who is a systems analyst at Navicent Health, live in Macon.