Fulwood joins Georgia Foundation for Agriculture staff
Virginia Fulwood has joined the Georgia Foundation for Agriculture (GFA) as an educational program assistant for the GFA Georgia Ag Experience mobile ag classroom. She has been on the job since Sept. 20.
Fulwood will work with the foundation’s other program assistant, Natalie Bennett, to set the Georgia Ag Experience’s schedule as it travels to schools and events statewide. Fulwood and Bennet will also serve as the mobile classroom instructors and work closely with county Farm Bureau staff and volunteers.
Prior to joining the GFA team, Fulwood was a children’s librarian and regional coordinator at Middle Georgia Regional Library for eight years. Before working at the library, Fulwood taught kindergarten and Pre-K in Bibb County for nine years.
Growing up, Fulwood enjoyed spending her summers with her dad, Winwood Nichols, in Tifton where he had a few goats, a couple of pigs, chickens and a vegetable garden.
“I loved my time with him and all he taught me,” Fulwood said. “When I learned of this position, I was excited to apply and am very blessed to have this opportunity since I have spent my life working with children.”
Fulwood earned a degree in computer science from Central Georgia Technical College, a bachelor’s degree in clinical psychology from Capella University and a master’s degree in library information science from Drexel University.
A native of Bibb County, Fulwood and her husband, Travis, who is a mechanic, live in Macon. The Fulwoods have two adult children: John Michael and Mary. Their son works for MERC in Warner Robins and their daughter teaches Pre-K at a Christian school in Warner Robins.
Fulwood is an active member of United Community Church in Macon where she volunteers in the children's ministry.