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Mateling, Montford named GFB district field representatives

Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) has hired Kari Mateling and Christie Montford as district field representatives.

Mateling, a Rockdale County native, will serve as the GFB District 5 field rep, succeeding Cliff Bowden. District 5 includes Butts, Coweta, Crawford, Harris, Heard, Jasper, Lamar, Meriwether, Monroe, Muscogee, Peach, Pike, Spalding, Talbot, Taylor, Troup and Upson counties.

Mateling earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Georgia College and State University and has completed work toward a master’s degree in public administration from Valdosta State. She has worked the past four years as the Bibb County 4-H agent. She lives in The Rock and is engaged to Brandon Creamer.

Montford, who has worked as the Toombs County Farm Bureau office manager since February 2018, will serve as the GFB District 7 field rep, succeeding Todd Faircloth. District 7 includes Appling, Bryan, Bulloch, Burke, Candler, Chatham, Effingham, Emanuel, Evans, Jenkins, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Screven, Tattnall, Toombs and Wayne counties.

Montford earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Georgia. She and her husband, Joey, live in Cedar Crossing with their two children, Kayleigh and J.J.