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Nessmith named GFB Young Farmer Coordinator

Erin Nessmith has been named Georgia Farm Bureau’s Young Farmer Coordinator.

A former FFA member and state FFA officer in Florida, Nessmith earned degrees in agriculture communications, education and leadership from the University of Florida. She taught middle school ag education and later taught and advised students in the University of Florida’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in Plant City.

A native of Florida, Nessmith most recently worked as state leadership program specialist with the Georgia FFA Association. She and her husband, Tyler, have two children, Brantley and Aubrey, and live in Madison.

In her new role with GFB, Nessmith will manage and promote the GFB young farmer program, which provides leadership development, public speaking and networking opportunities for Georgia farmers between the ages of 18 and 35. Activities include the annual GFB Young Farmer Leadership Conference, the Harvest For All charity program to support needy families, the GFB photo contest and the GFB Young Farmer competitive events.

Nessmith succeeds Taylor Sills, who left last fall to accept a position with the Georgia Cotton Commission. She started with GFB on Dec. 27.