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Powell, Staines join GFB as federation district managers

by Georgia Farm Bureau

Posted on Aug 18, 2021 at 0:00 AM

Georgia Farm Bureau has hired Lacy Powell and Kane Staines as new federation district managers.

Powell will serve the GFB 1st District, while Staines will serve the GFB 10th District.

Powell, who succeeds Nathan Dupree in the 1st District, began work on Aug. 2.

Originally from Newton County, Powell grew up on a small beef cattle farm. As a youth she showed cattle. She earned an associate degree in agricultural education from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and a bachelor’s degree in agricultural education from the University of Georgia. She earned master’s and specialist degrees from Auburn University in agriscience education.

Powell has worked the past five years as an agriculture teacher at Calhoun High School in Gordon County.

Lacy and her husband, Josh, live in Calhoun and have a son, Lane.

The GFB 1st District includes: Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Dade, Dawson, Fannin, Floyd, Forsyth, Gilmer, Gordon, Murray, Pickens, Walker and Whitfield counties.

Staines, who succeeds Ben Salter in the 10th District, began work Aug. 9.

A native of Berrien County, Staines earned his bachelor’s degree in agricultural education from the University of Georgia and a master’s degree in adult and career education from Valdosta State University.

Staines worked as general manager for Lenox Peanut Company/Nutrien Ag Solutions and previously worked as a research professional and microgin manager at the UGA Tifton Campus.

Staines and his wife, Lanie, live in Lenox with their children, Alley, Jase and Boone.

The GFB 10th District includes: Atkinson, Bacon, Ben Hill, Berrien, Brantley, Camden, Charlton, Clinch, Coffee, Cook, Echols, Glynn, Irwin, Lanier, Lowndes, Pierce and Ware counties.

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